Rehabilitation Nurse (Per Diem)

[Year Round, Minimum 3 hours/week]

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, clients’ homes, and their communities.

Who We Seek

We’re looking for a compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) inspired to teach and provide support to our blind or visually impaired clients to help them find their independence and confidence in supporting their own medical needs.

Sound like you? Come join our team!

Position Summary

As a vital member of the Rehabilitation team, the Rehabilitation Nurse specializes in promoting the physical and psychosocial well-being of clients as they develop new daily living skills and adjust to their vision loss. This individual will support clients who may have other health concerns including diabetes, heart conditions, or mild brain injuries, while providing essential education on how to use adaptive techniques to manage their specific health, medical, or dietary needs. Additionally, the Rehabilitation Nurse will provide aid and oversee staff training specific to each client and serve as an advocate for clients, treating them and their families with empathy and respect.

Responsibilities

  • Review incoming client’s health needs for successful participation in our services.
  • Provide instruction of adaptive methods for managing medication, labeling/identification, monitoring illness, and diabetes management (self-administering insulin and checking glucose levels).
  • Teach group or individual classes on health topics such as basic first aid, nutrition, exercise, and communicating with medical providers (as time allows).
  • Support clients’ attention to their medical appointments while participating in our services.
  • Inform designated staff about the health/dietary needs of individual clients.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary Rehab team meetings reporting on health matters and provide guidance to team members.
  • Act as a liaison between clients, families, physicians, community agencies, and team members.
  • Prepare necessary reports in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Complete client recording in accordance with HIPPA.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of medical supplies.
  • Perform general safety practices and perform various cleaning and disinfecting duties to support a clean workplace environment.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • LPN required; RN preferred. 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience required; experience in a rehabilitation or school setting and with client’s who have physical or developmental disabilities strongly preferred.
  • Experience supporting patients with diabetes, brain injury, and/or substance use disorders preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of and compliance with Department of Health (DPH) regulations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and usage of Microsoft Office Suite skills required.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below). Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email hr@carroll.org and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law. The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Our mission and impact shines brightly on all.