Medical Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Position Number
Bronx Park East
Regular Part-Time
FLSA Status


 Under general supervision of clinical or higher level staff provides direct care to developmentally disabled individuals in a residential setting. Senior DSPs are Direct Support Professionals (DSP) with specialized responsibilities involving medical appointments, medication administration and associated follow-up.  DSPs perform a wide variety of routine tasks and activities in support of the full range of habilitative services provided to developmentally disabled individuals.  The tasks and activities performed depend upon the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of the setting where the work is performed.  These tasks involve encouraging, guiding, and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring the health and safety of individuals, and maintaining the service environment.  Senior DSP I are assigned to most of the IRAs and ICFs; however the Senior  DSP II level is assigned to those residences with people that have high medical or other needs and whose care requires a higher level of training or intensive supervision.



Specialized  Senior DSP I/II tasks:


  • Any medical responsibility is under the supervision of the nurse and the Senior DSP I/II will communicate regularly with the nurse and management, including but not limited to- medical appointment reports, changed medications, missed appointments, and anything out of the ordinary that takes place as it relates to people’s health. 
  • A missed appointment must be addressed within 24 hours with both the nurse and management.
  • Makes medical appointments with entry noted on General Appointment Calendar and ensures that all provider findings/recommendations are noted on the consult for F/U and by the provider at the time of the evaluation.
  • Arranges or provides transportation to medical appointments for people supported.
  • Upon return from a medical appointment, checks to see if the person has medication order, new medications, or a future medical appointment, ensures that new medication(s) is ordered and/or are discontinued, both newly prescribed and discontinued orders are obtained and consistent with existing prescriber order(s) and that F/U appointments are noted on the General Appointment Calendar.
  • Completes the appropriate medical summary records in the person’s chart. Completes a summary record of medical visits in the nursing communication log and updates the appointment record log.
  • Places a copy of the medical summary reports in the medical professional staffs’ mail boxes, upon return from appointments
  • Attends meetings with Residential Nurse, Management, BIS, and all other applicable team members to provide full summary of appointment and recommended F/U.
  • Ensures that medications are ordered, documented in the medication administration form, or discharged as ordered, checks medication administration performance of the AMAP’s
  • Checks medications including topicals (discards expired as per agency policy) and medical supplies as per nursing recommendations to ensure that a five day supply of medications is on hand and that medical supplies are in sufficient quantity to support the medication program, reviews MAR and as per nurses direction for missing entries and reports to the team.
  • Ensures that delivered medications are logged in as soon as they arrive in the home.
  • Files medical records in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Is present and interacts in the home with both staff, people supported, management and nurse on a regular basis




High school diploma or GED and at least one year experience in providing direct services to adults with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities or closely related experience.   Currently AMAP certified.  Current clean New York State driver's license required.  Must maintain AMAP certification in order to maintain employment as a Senior DSP I/II




Direct Care experience with people with mental and/or physical disabilities; current SCIP-R, CPR/SFA and AMAP certified


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