Website St. Vincent Family Center
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Full time Schedule Thursday-Saturday 7a-7p.
The Licensed Nurse I is responsible for the nursing treatment and nursing referral(s) for children and staff, as well as performing all of the necessary nursing functions of Agency Program services. Daily duties include but are not limited to support for staff doctors, distribution of medication and routine medical evaluations. The Agency Licensed Nurse is responsible for educating children, parent/guardians and staff about psychotropic medications and/or medical conditions across all departments and teams. This position reports to the VP, Residential & Foster Care.
Contributes to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our clients, colleagues and community partners from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Integrates principles of Trauma Informed Care in all aspects of work.
Is sensitive to the children’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics that delivers the best possible care to the youth and families served.
Distribute medications as prescribed by the attending physician.
Maintain records of all medication(s) distributed to children.
Treat/refer medical problems for children to determine ability to remain in Day Treatment and/or residential setting (e.g., illness, injuries, medical diseases).
Contact parent/guardian(s) regarding an illness, injury, or health problem a child may be experiencing that requires medical attention.
Accountable for secure storage and inventory of medications.
Make necessary contact with physicians and clinics for facilitate care coordination.
Make necessary contact with pharmacies to give prior authorizations for certain prescriptions as needed.
Update computerized client medication logs to reflect medication changes.
Responds to parent/guardian(s) requests for additional or replacement prescriptions.
Maintain required clinical documentation of services rendered.
Report any positive COVID-19 student/resident cases to Columbus Public Health website.
Conduct routine child evaluations for medical monitoring (weight, height, etc.) including vital signs and other evaluations, as needed, to assess the effect(s) of medication(s) or other medical condition(s).
Report to the Medical Director and prescribing physician, if different, the effects of medication on a child.
Educate children, parent/guardians and staff about medications (including side effects).
Educate children, parent/guardians and staff about medical conditions and their treatments (e.g., lice, etc.).
Complete Nurse’s section of Adverse Incident Report within the end of the employee’s work shift, as established by SVFC policy, as applicable.
Maintain required clinical documentation of services rendered and ensure all nursing staff records are kept current in all electronic platforms, such as Carelogic and Doctor First.
Ensure completion of Adverse Incident Report for Medication Issues/Errors within 24 hours of personal knowledge of incident.
Schedule follow-up medical appointments for the children in the Residential program.
Complete an Infection Control Report (e.g., lice, Streptococcus, etc.) within 24 hours of personal knowledge of incident. Ensure that this report is copied to Medical Director, appropriate Clinical Team Leader(s) and the Risk Management Committee.
Train Agency staff, in particular, residential and Day Treatment staff to assist with self-medication and chart and safely secure medications.
Instruct individuals and groups on topics such as health education and disease prevention.
Attend required agency trainings and meetings.
Apply process improvement procedures with Manager approval, to streamline and improve, eliminating areas of redundancy and waste.
Respond to restraint incidents that are approaching 15 minutes in length or where youth is expressing physical complaint during restraint to evaluate youth.
Provide On-call services according to schedule.
Other duties as assigned or requested.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Degree from an approved nursing program (LPN or RN); Bachelor’s Degree preferred. RN preferred.
Current Ohio Board of Nursing Licensure.
Rendering Provider number required based on level of licensure.
National Provider Identification number required.
Current certification in First Aid and CPR.
Some experience working with children and their families.
Strong skills in pediatric assessment.
Knowledge of children’s mental health and psychotropic medications.
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