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Wheeler Clinic • Plainville, CT
Posted 3 days ago
The Program Nurse functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within a congregate care setting and serves as a medical liaison for youth in the program.
Part-time, 36 hours per week.
Bristol and Plainville, CT
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Initiates and maintains nursing process for each youth to include initial assessment, development of a nursing care plan, ongoing documentation of assessments, interventions and revisions of youths' health status, submission of quarterly nursing assessments and immunization records to DCF and completion of nursing discharge summaries.
Coordinates all health care, according to the Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines and DCF Psychotropic Medication Monitoring Protocol, obtains proper authorizations necessary for medical appointments, plans and administers individualized care to youth as ordered by licensed practitioners and authorized by guardian and/or DCF, as well as provides first aid as needed.
Trains and supervises all aspects of medication administration including the safe storage and proper documentation of all medications, presentation of monthly in-service trainings, maintains documentation of quarterly continuing education regarding medication administration policies and procedures and DCF updates for medication certified staff, as well as provides on-site testing for all medication certified staff.
Serves as a consultant/resource to staff, parents, guardians and community health providers with regard to the individual health needs of youth, in order to maintain continuity of medical and psychiatric care.
Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings, individual treatment plan meetings, and therapeutic milieu opportunities.
Adheres to confidentiality guidelines, reports child abuse/neglect as mandated, ensures that programs meet nursing related licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards, and oversees quality improvement and outcome measure activities.
Performs job responsibilities consistent with standards for best practice nursing, including excellent communication with all providers and utilization of relationally-based, trauma informed therapeutic interventions to ensure the delivery of high quality care.
Maintains required licensure and certifications.
Identifies potential risk factors and taking measures to reduce those risks in the milieu through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.
Trains and participates in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Nursing degree from an accredited nursing school is required. Experience working with youth and families from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills is also required.
Credential(s) Required: Registered Nurse