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Respite Nurse Program Manager

Job Title: Respite Nurse Program Manager

Department: Respite Program

Hours Worked: 37.5 hours

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Stuart, FL

Supervises: Nurse Coordinator, Volunteer Respite Nurses

Reports To: Associate Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial wellness assessments in clients’ homes to analyze clients’ individual needs for Respite Services.
  • Provide individual/family health education including health maintenance, disease prevention, advance directives and community referrals.  Educate clients about available community resources.
  • Recruit, orientate and supervise nurse Volunteers. Provide education for select disabilities or conditions.
  • Build community partnerships and support. Promote Respite Program to the community,    
  • Work with Development Dept. to explore funding for the maintenance and expansion of the program.   Write fundraising proposals and reports.  Develop fundraising activities.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to solicit and report in-kind gifts to meet client and program needs.  
  • Oversee and manage program budget.
  • Follow-up with volunteer visitations to assess client needs, evaluate case notes, & client visits. Reassess client wellness assessment, and home environment periodically.
  • Ensure the program meets all data collection, accreditation and funding guidelines.
  • Document client’s assessment, interventions, outcomes, goals, & individual case notes in “Client Track” electronic record while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Submit quarterly reports to Associate Director/designated CCDPB personnel.
  • Participate in staff meetings, Continuous Quality Improvement and other meetings.
  • Facilitate “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” caregiver classes

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree (in Nursing, Gerontology) with experience with Adult population.  Experience with geriatric and/or disabled populations preferred, but not required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in nursing, home healthcare and/or community healthcare
  • Active Registered Nurse license in the State of Florida
  • During employment, completion of “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing” ANA Scope of Practice course. 
  • Current CPR & BLS Training.
  • Adhere to HIPPA confidentiality
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use equipment (computer, fax/scanner/copier etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software (especially Word, Outlook and Excel)
  • Adhere to all Catholic Charities and Diocesan policies and Procedures
  • Exhibit professional telephone manner, interpersonal skills, confidentiality.
  • Work effectively with Volunteers, Diocesan employees, pastors, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good business judgment
  • Ability to work irregular hours
  • Knowledge and support of Catholic Church teachings and completion of the Diocesan Safe Environments training for Vulnerable Adults and other specialty training.
  • Florida Driver’s License, excellent driving record and access to vehicle

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel throughout St Lucie County, including Port St Lucie, Fort Pierce.
  • Occasional travel to Diocese of Palm Beach and Riviera Beach for meetings.
  • Job demands may require weekends or extended hours, rarely.
  • Ability to work closely with others and alone.
  • Willingness to respond to emergency situations as needed
  • Willingness to prioritize and respond to the needs of potential clients
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
  • Frequent extended periods of sitting
  • Occasional periods of standing
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. driving) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in
  • conversation)