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RN, Hourly at Eckerd Connects

RN, Hourly

Eckerd Connects Manson, NC Part-Time
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Eckerd Connects Girls Academy at Kerr Lake

Eckerd Connects' Girls Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential Program is a gender responsive, complete rehabilitative experience delivered in 4 to 6 months for girls ages 13-17.  This 20-bed program is for girls who are referred by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJ).  During the 4-6 month stay, the program assists young women in learning the skills and tools needed to successfully re-integrate with their families, and back into their communities. This residential treatment concept combines promising and evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice which has produced an innovative shift in the way youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system.  Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and experiential education, community service, behavioral health, and family counseling in a non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral challenges through a strength-based approach.  Youth also receive accredited educational services on-site and work together in small group settings with assigned counselors.

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Position Concept
Provides clients with professional health services; to include: sick call, regular medical assessments, dental needs, daily triage of injuries and illness’s, record review, health screening and health education.

Essential Functions

  • Triage illness and injuries at each shift, determine medical priority, and treat within the scope of nursing practice; use physician standing orders, or referral when treatment is beyond then scope of nursing practice.
  • Monitor and/or administer medications, document adverse affects of the medication, and any test that may be required for each medication. As needed, obtain prescription re-fills in timely fashion to maintain client medication needs.
  • Conduct required health screenings including, but not limited to, height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, pulse, vision, hearing, acute and chronic illness evaluation, and substance abuse initial screenings. Screenings are to be conducted to meet or exceed state agency requirements.
  • Create and maintain Medication Administration Sheets for each client, monitoring for any missing signatures, medication errors, etc. Assure placement into correct MAR book, and file when completed.
  • During orientation and on an annual basis, staff members and youth will receive instruction on the exposure control plan, which includes standard precautions, bloodborne pathogens, and how communicable diseases are spread.
  • Coordinate with CQI and safety teams quarterly mock emergency drills on a number of emergency situations with detailed debriefing and critiques with corrective actions plans and follow up.
  • Coordinate with Clinical Director and psychiatrist, in accordance with state, agency, and federal guidelines the distribution, storage, and notification of psychotropic medication for youth.
  • Maintain “Controlled Drug Book”, assuring that agency required forms are being used and signed by staff when medication is administered and when nurse or cleared representatives are conducting shift-to-shift medication counts.
  • Conduct sick call at frequency to meet or exceed state agency requirements. Complete agency logs as needed (to include, but not limited to sick call log, episodic care log, sharps count log, over the counter medication inventory log, and TB testing log). As agency log requirements may vary from state to state, the RN will ensure that the logs required for a specific location are maintained.
  • Provides staff training as required by state agency. Examples of training may include, but is not limited to first aid, universal precautions, use of epi-pens, and medication review for those staff cleared to monitor self-administration of medications. CPR training may also be provided, if the nurse is a certified CPR trainer.
  • Systematically and periodically reviews client records and health care needs noting; but not limited to:
    • Immunization status, follow state guidelines
    • Past medical history/need for follow up
    • Laboratory studies/diagnostic tests, as ordered by physician
    • Current health care problems with special emphasis on chronic conditions
    • Medication and/or food allergies
    • Physical exam findings
    • Dental and visual Needs
    • Vital signs, BMI, as needed
  • Document health care progress, problems, needs, and recommendations according to established charting procedures.
  • Conduct check for injuries on youth after a restraint or other incident .
  • Prepare and submit health service reports as required by state or local agencies.
  • Monitor all off-site medical treatment forms; follow-up on doctor's orders.
  • Act as a liaison with the medical community.
  • Participate in treatment team staffing as needed.
  • Advise social services staff (e.g., Family Workers, Group Treatment Coordinators) of necessary health services.
  • Provide training and assistance in areas of infection control and OSHA compliance (i.e., blood borne pathogen standards, etc.) as needed.
  • Review all workers’ compensation First Report of Injury forms and provide first aid or physician referral as required.
  • Maintain health/first aid supplies, including, but not limited to the ordering epi-pens and bandaging units, ordering and stocking other supplies, monitoring expiration dates, and monitoring/maintaining of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
  • As required or assigned, transport clients to medical appointments.

Other Duties Include, But Not Limited To

  • Participate in training and development activities as required to maintain licensure (based on state board of nursing recommendations).
  • Report any acts, incidents or conditions that reflect the possibility of inappropriate youth-to-youth or staff-to-youth relationships.
  • Report any use of physical force and all unusual incidents per ECKERD policy and state guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Specifications
Education:  Requires Registered Nurse Diploma or degree. Must have and maintain current and appropriate RN licensure in the state where employed.
Experience: Two years of school, correctional, doctor’s office, camp, industrial, or public health experience preferred. Experience working pediatric/adolescent patient care preferred.
Skills:  Requires discretion and judgment in making decisions. Requires ability to devise new methods or modifications, or adapting standard principles or practices to new or changed conditions. Must have working knowledge of child / adolescent related illness. Must be CPR certified. Specialized Knowledge - Familiar with the psychological / physical needs of youth in ECKERD related programs.
Other:  Must maintain appropriate and valid state driver’s license. Must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Physical Demands: Ability to lift/move up to 20 pounds and provide necessary physical services to clients Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by the state and to the extent that knowledge is attainable under the law. Must be able to transport clients.

Employee Benefits

Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year

• Employee Wellness/Well-Being program

• 9 paid holidays 

• Flexible spending accounts

• Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%

• Employee Referral Program

• Paid short-term and long-term disability

• Cell phone plan discounts

• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

• Mileage reimbursement

• Voluntary term life insurance

• Flexible work schedules

• Professional group liability insurance

Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families and help children succeed. 

Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects.  Founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, who believed every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become known as the first name in second chances for children and families.


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