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Registered Nurse (RN)

Registered Nurse (RN)

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With 40 programs and service sites spanning several counties, United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is the largest nonprofit provider of direct care services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southern California.


UCPLA is currently hiring Registered Nurses (RNs) to care for individuals with developmental disabilities. As an RN, you will assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records, and administer nursing care to our clients. Working under the supervision of our Director of Health Services, you will have the unique opportunity to build your healthcare career and develop relationships with our clients.

UCPLA knows that RNs are in high demand.  In making your choice about where you will practice your art, consider the following:

  • Our facilities are Intermediate Care Facilities (not SNFs) for the Developmentally Disabled, with both Habilitative (ICF/DD-H) and Nursing (ICF/DD-N) homes    
  • Our ratios:
  • Caregiver to client ratio does not exceed 1:5 and is sometimes as high as 1:1
    • Nursing caseload is 15-30
    • Our home sizes are small (6-bed and 15-bed)
  • At our long-term care facilities, you have opportunities to build relationships with people with developmental disabilities and a team of staff committed to service
  • Complex case management will keep you engaged and learning
  • High-acuity care is limited or prohibited by facility regulations
  • Our Immediate Care Facilities provide wound care per licensing requirements ranging from simple wounds only to a maximum of stage II pressure ulcers
  • Hospice care is very limited; when provided it is done collaboratively with professional hospice care providers who come to our homes


  • Provides direct RN assessment and care management of each resident minimum 1-1.5 hours per week
  • Quarterly nursing exam of clients
  • Reviews and implements feeding plans
  • Provides complex care management and vital assessments
  • Develops health care plan
  • Supervises LVN clinical responsibilities
  • Accompanies clients to medical appointments when warranted
  • Ensures doctors’ orders are carried out

Case Management Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides complex case management for medically involved and fragile clients
  • Completes required nursing reports includes monthly summary, quarterly reports HCPs (Health care Plans) and other reports
  • Determines LVN assignment and schedule
  • Participates in IDT (Inter-disciplinary team) meetings
  • Works with Pharmacy consultant for Pharmacy audits
  • Audits MAR (Medication Administration Record) bi-monthly
  • Assists monthly in-service training
  • Oversees and support monthly cycle medications
  • Schedules doctors’ appointments
  • Ensures specialist referrals appointments
  • Prepares client charts for doctor rounds
  • Receives and record doctors’ orders
  • Assists physician on rounds


  • Valid California RN License
  • Minimum of one year full-time clinical experience as an RN
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others
  • Experience working with adults with disabilities and/or developmental disabilities preferred
  • Ability to successfully pass all employee screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend,squat, kneel, lift and transfer clients (with assistanceof others and mechanical lift)

We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Paid Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.


UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and who also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in the City of L.A. pursuant to the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.