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Registered Nurse (RN)

  

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

 

Job Description:  The registered nurse will work in conjunction with the agency pediatrician, pediatric nurse practitioners, nursing and administrative team members to provide comprehensive health care to clients attending the Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services medical clinic. The medical clinic is a primary care pediatric facility that serves children ages 0-21 that are placed in foster care, recently discharged from foster care, and adolescent clients placed in the agency’s Adolescent Residential Care (ARC) program. The ARC program includes adolescents living in group homes and adolescents placed in the juvenile justice system. 

 

This is a full-time position, 9:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Four days per week will be spent on site at the medical clinic and one day per week will be spent on site at the ARC residential facilities to conduct regular nursing visits and to facilitate coordination of care. No weekend or overnight hours however there is the option of overtime. 


 

Essential Functions:

  • Review medical records for each patient, assess patients routinely and as needed, document visits in an accurate and timely manner 
  • Triage patients, obtain and document vital signs
  • Perform hearing and vision screens
  • Collect labs, perform venipuncture 
  • Proficiency in ECG application and basic interpretation skill 
  • Place and read PPDs as indicated 
  • Administer immunizations as ordered by MD/PNP
  • Document and maintain accurate, detailed medical records 
  • Data entry of health information into the electronic health record and into other electronic systems as required, e.g. Citywide Immunization Registry 
  • Maintain regular communication and open collaboration with other Health Services staff 
  • Relay any recommendations to the Medical Director/Site Director/Director of Adolescent Residential Care about the physical or emotional health of Sheltering Arms adolescents
  • Participate in staff training programs, team treatment meetings and agency meetings as designated by the Director of Health Services.
  • In ARC facilities, in collaboration with the residential site director: 
    • maintain supply and inventory of all medical-related supplies
    • Perform regular review of Medication Administration Records (MARs); coordinate the return of expired and discontinued medications and all discontinued MARs
    • Ensure appropriate contact numbers are posted (Sheltering Arms Health Services, After Hours Provider on Call, Poison Control)
    • Conduct Health Services Training (oversight of medication self-administration training) to ARC staff  monthly and when needed
    • Conduct training on Allergy emergency protocols as needed 
    • Clinical triage of residents, as requested/as needed
  • Other duties that may be assigned 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current and valid New York State Registered Nurse license 
  • Two or more years of experience working with adolescents
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the Integrated Treatment Model, as well as with all relevant procedures and protocols for staff working within LSP facilities  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate all areas of health care services, to educate, instruct and counsel; and to communicate effectively with medical team, agency staff and biological parents
  • The ability to exercise good judgment in emergency situations, to take initiative appropriately and to function independently when required. Insight to know when and where to get help
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Infection Control certification required and maintained throughout employment
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License Required

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT 

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.

 

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