Direct Support Professional III – Medical Specialist

Job Summary:  The Medical Specialist is responsible for coordination and monitoring of healthcare and medical appointments in a residential setting.  Direct Support Professional III (DSP III) – Medical Specialists assist clients with all activities of daily living, personal cares, and program implementation.  Responsible for the daily well-being and safety of the clients he/she works with.  Ensure adequate supervision of clients; assist with household maintenance and housekeeping as a DSP III Medical Specialist.

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres – MORA – is a diverse and inclusive nonprofit that has supported adults, seniors and children with developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs as well as age-related and chronic medical conditions for over 50 years in the Twin Cities metro. Currently, Victoria, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Richfield, Shakopee, New Hope & Brooklyn Park, are the locations that we have open for this position.

An array of services: Adult Day Services, Contracted Case Management, Community Supports, over 30 Residential Homes, Respite, Therapeutic Recreation, Training for Guardians & Families, and a unique therapeutic Summer Camp for Youth with Autism. Our Metro Crisis Coordination Program (MCCP) offers a safety net of crucial and cost-effective services for adults and children.

Pay: $16.50-$22.40 per hour DOE, plus an additional $3.00 for weekends & overnights differentials

 $1500 Retention bonus for full time paid throughout the year.

Day shifts are available for our Victoria, & Eden Prairie homes

Key Duties & Responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional III Medical Specialist:

  • Assists clients with daily cares, medical needs and supports, ADLs and mental health supports
  • Works closely with Health Services, house Program Supervisor and house Program Coordinator
  • Responsible for scheduling and attending client appointments, preparing referrals and other required documents for clinicians or external parties
  • Oversight of medical appointment information exchange, including documenting and relaying updates or concerns to the IDT as requested, including the MORA Nurse and house team
  • Oversight of the medication administration record (MAR), ensuring it is up to date with current medication lists and information needed per each client
  • Orders all medications, prepare the new MAR at the end of each month, file old MAR, check medications weekly and remove expired medications
  • Ensures the safe use of adaptive medical equipment (DME) for the clients
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team (IDT) process and assists with developing and implementing program goals
  • Accompanies clients to community activities
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the person as a unique individual and how to implement programs in accordance with the Coordinated Service and Support Plan (CSSP), Coordinated Service and Support Plan Addendum (CSSP-A), and Individual Abuse Prevention plan
  • Provides person-centered services demonstrated through practice, action, and language
  • Assists with daily housekeeping and household maintenance
  • Ensures adequate supervision of clients, including remaining on shift until a replacement employee arrives
  • Works harmoniously with and shows respect to all internal and external individuals
  • Communicates effectively with others at work verbally and in writing, using the primary spoken language of clients in the home
  • Administers medications following medication administration guidelines
  • Completes all mandatory training either determined by MORA or 245D regulations
  • Reads and follows company policies and procedures
  • Documents program data and daily log information accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Ability to use the computer and do so in alignment with client needs for healthcare and overall care
  • Collaborates with the team to complete other duties as assigned or as needed

Positions that include flex hours: flexible hours are to be used based on the client needs, including but not limited to; client annual meetings, medical appointments, and day program closures. Flex time is also used to provide oversight and management of administrative tasks within the home, including but not limited to; assisting with training, house schedules as needed and onboarding employees, evaluation of employee’s performance and care for clients, house audits, licensing, and other pertinent matters within the home.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Interest and/or experience in working with persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in a healthcare oversight capacity
  • 3-5 years of experience with clients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and medical coordination needs
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong ability to work with and support a team in understanding client healthcare needs, management of appointments and working closely with the IDT and MORA Team (PC, PS, Nurse, PD)

Required Qualifications:

  • Must pass Department of Human Services background check and maintain qualified status
  • Must not be excluded from working in government health programs by the Office of Inspector General
  • Must be able to successfully complete company’s basic job skills assessment
  • If using own vehicle for company business, must have a current valid driver’s license and must have insurance as required by state law
  • Successful completion of Medication Administration class, regularly passes medications using correct procedure without error

Benefits: Full time employees receive a comprehensive and competitive benefit package, including:

  • Medical insurance with company sponsored health reimbursement account and health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance; employee, spouse and children’s coverage options
  • Long-term disability and short-term disability
  • Flexible spending; medical and dependent care
  • 403b retirement plans that match after 1 years of employment
  • Paid time off up to three weeks annually which increases after the first year of employment
  • Opportunity for usage of our private vacation property west of Duluth (McGregor, MN)
  • Awards for outstanding employee performance and promotion opportunities
  • Generous tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities!
  • Many opportunities for advancement. Mount Olivet Rolling Acres promotes from within

Cherishing the big-hearted heritage of our beginnings, we actively advocate for equity and inclusion for the individuals we serve and for our employees. Healthy. Happy. Human. Join us.

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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