I work for a non-profit that provides therapeutic foster care and placement for persons with developmental disabilities. I am the only nurse in the organization. I haven't been in the job very long, about 9 months, but my primary role is to be a resource for our caseworkers and caregivers. I do trainings for caregivers so they'll know how to care for their clients who have medical issues. I also audit charts to make sure that we are providing the care that has been mandated and to make sure we aren't missing important things, like labs, dr appts, nutrition consults, etc. I make recommendations for follow-up care. Sometimes I travel to a client's home to Do on-the-spot training with caregivers in an emergency. So far, I love it! I love teaching and our staff is so appreciative. We have the best caregivers in the world and they genuinely want to help "their kids."
I got into this through my 17yo son. My youngest son is severely mentally handicapped, like a 1 yr old. He is nonverbal, has feeding issues, unbalanced gait, fall risk, elopement risk, seizures, hearing and vision impairments, and he's incontinent. This organization helped us find placement for him. During the process, they asked me if I could do his training to help expedite the process. Apparently, they liked what they saw because 2 weeks later they offered me a job, LOL.