Medical Services Direct Support Professional- Full time
October 1, 2018
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Full Time - Entry Level
Medical & Health
Search has created a new position within our Medical Services Department. The core responsibilities of the Medical Services DSP includes but are not limited to the following:
Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual needs,
Assist with scheduling of on-site and off-site medical appointments,
Assist and/or transport individuals to off-site (community) and on-site medical appointments, as needed, to ensure compliance with Rules 115 and 116.
Screen requests for consultation or medical emergencies that arise with individuals in supported living and adult learning programs,
Assist Medical Services staff during medication check-in, audits, medical file reviews,
Enter information into the online databases, assist with documentation, filing, and preparation and prepare training materials as requested by the Division Manager,
Attend and participate in personal planning meetings, as requested,
Functions as a liaison between the selected health care organizations (hospitals, clinics, home health and visiting nurses, etc.) that provide all routine and emergency care for program individuals,
Facilitates communication, teamwork and cooperation by attending regular staff meetings, rotating between ALP sites to support the medical services team, problem solving within the work site as it relates to other agency programs, individuals, their guardians and or families, and the community.
Reviews quarterly program statistics in order to ensure effective service implementation and the identification of additional needs when requested by Division Manager.
Maintain direct and continuous supervision of individuals in the medical services office and during community medical appointments to ensure their safety and well-being at all times,
Participate in assigned committees including but not limited to Medical Services,
Provide individuals with supportive counseling, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance as needed,
Support the Mission Statement and agency values of Search,
Present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of Search to family members, guardians, community members, and representatives from affiliated agencies,
Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the employee handbook, and safety and program policies as stated in the Safety Manual and P&P manual,
Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations related to services provided by Search,
Complete incident reports according to policy,
Follow vehicle safety procedures including completing vehicle maintenance reports as requested,
Demonstrate basic computer proficiencies,
Complete other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
The schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm (with some flexibility to work later).
This position comes with a generous benefits package including:
health and dental insurance
paid vacation and sick time
two retirement plans
employee recognition program
employee referral bonus program
US High School diploma or equivalent,
Must pass reading test,
Ability to lift/carry up to 44 lbs.,
Ability to perform basic physical moves such as kneeling, reaching, crouching, bending, and twisting,
CPR and First Aid certification (certification provided),
Valid driver’s license,
Must have reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance,
DSP trained and on the Health Care Worker Registry preferred.
About Search, Inc.
Search empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. Search provides a wide range of flexible, personalized services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These include supported living arrangements, adult learning and employment programs, as well as medical, behavioral, therapy and home-based services.
Outstanding Services, Life-Changing Experiences
Search makes a promise to each person we serve to provide exceptional services and truly memorable experiences that inspire and empower. This is reflected by our vision of a world where all people live, learn, work and play alongside one another, bringing their unique abilities to the community.
Search is a community-based nonprofit. Our programs serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations stretching from the southwest side of Chicago to the northern suburbs of Waukegan and Mount Prospect. Search has provided high-quality services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 45 years.
Experienced and ...Certified
Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF accreditation means Search has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality -- an endorsement that Search conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
Our board of directors is a dedicated group of some of Illinois’ finest business, community and civic leaders. Through their dedication and service we are able to provide people with intellectual disabilities the quality of life they so truly deserve.