Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Med Transporter/DSPII in Kingston, New York

Works directly with clients while safely and accurately preparing and administering medications.

Complies with regulatory and facility policies on medication consents.

Teaches clients about medications and medication management.

Accurately monitors and documents medication administration, monitors medication effects and adverse reactions according to facility protocol and reports concerns to the RN on duty.

Is knowledgeable of psychoactive medications and promptly recognizes adverse reactions and implements appropriate intervention measures. Reports actual/potential medication errors per facility procedure; actively engages in medication error reduction practices.

Organization Profile

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.

It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Key Words:

Direct Care, Med Transporter, Developmental Disabilities, Residence Counselor

Requirements

  • Must have medication administration certification and be able to work a flexible schedule including weekend hours.

  • Minimum of two years of college in a degree-seeking program, preferably in a human services field.

  • Prefer BA degree in a human services field.

  • Can substitute one year of related experience for the education requirement.

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.