Summary: The Preschool nurse will provide Training and Quality medical treatment and will participate as part of a team to ensure that medical services are provided according to program standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
CARE OF CHILDREN
Provides nursing care to children and contacts parents as necessary. Collects admission data under direction of Director of Support Services.
As appropriate, develops and implements nursing care plan. Documents care given and response to plan of care on appropriate forms, and in accordance with billing requirements.
Performs technical nursing tasks and administers medication according to program standards.
Assesses response of the child to nursing interventions.
Initiates and follows Easterseals protocol in emergency situations.
Trains preschool staff on tube feeding, colostomy, ileostomy management, trach management, the use of thickening agents, etc. Delegates tasks within scope of nursing license.
Ensures emergency medical equipment is available and in good working order daily.
RECORDS AND FILES
Prepares and maintains a file for each child. Records weight and height measures and medical history.
Reviews immunization history and alerts preschool director of immunizations are delinquent.
Counts and records daily the number and type of controlled drugs present.
Requests authorization for nursing services from payer sources as needed and ensures no laps in approval time frame.
Maintains appropriate inventory of supplies.
Presents and attends mandatory in-service training.
Organizes the workload or assignments to ensure completion.
Identifies any medical needs of new children prior to enrollment to ensure trained staff and equipment are available for adequate care of the child.
Attends team meetings as needed for the development and review of the IPP/IFSP.
Reviews policies and procedures and makes recommendations for revision.
Assists in any audit or investigation by Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Department of Education, Health and Human Services, and any of their designated agents.
Assists in routine health and safety audits in preschool.
Participates in the development and review of the initial Individual Program Plan (IPP) or Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) and attends multidisciplinary team meetings.
Participates in/or reviews the semiannual review and update of the IPP/IFSP.
Ensures consistent communication with parents and/or advocates of children relative to medical care including obtaining needed consultations, discussing recommendations with parents/guardians/advocates, and developing and evaluation/treatment plan as indicated.
Communicates program expectations and program changes to team members for consistency and reinforcement throughout disciplines.
Completes paperwork and other documentation and required by the program, licensing agencies, and funding sources, e.g. progress notes, attendance records, flow sheets, etc.
While performing the duties of this job, employee will comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to Easterseals Arkansas.
Employee has access to all children’s protected health information within his/her program. Employee will not attempt to access any other protected health information unless otherwise approved by Supervisor or Privacy Officer.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree. Must be Registered Nurse licensed in the State
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Moderate work process, database, and spreadsheet skills required.
Basic Internet and email skills
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Arkansas
Other Skills and Abilities:
First Aid Certification
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.