Registered Nurse

 The Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed health care provider who reports to the Registered Nurse Manager and are clinically supervised by Medical Providers under the direction of the Medical Director. Nurses may be assigned to deliver health care and treat patients in one of these settings: Intake and Assessment, Triage Clinic, UAC-Portal, Medication, TAR, Discharge, Data Systems , or Sick Call. The RN is responsible for providing health care to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) within the shelter in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations.
 QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  Graduated from an accredited Nursing school 
  •  Unrestricted license in the state of residence 
  •  Fluent in English and Spanish (speak, read, and write) 
  •  Two years of clinical experience 
  •  One year of experience with pediatrics or adolescent medicine 
  •  Have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) 
  •  Experience with electronic medical records (EMR ) 
  •  Proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and Data Management Systems 
  •  Ability to explain treatments and conditions to children and adolescents in a manner and language in which they understand 
  •  Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills 
  •  Clean criminal background check 
  •  Clean Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) or child protective services check 
  •  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  •  Receives / renders shift report to outgoing / incoming shift 
  •  Collaborates with inter/intra departmental personnel within the shelter (e.g. all medical staff, mental health providers, case managers) to enhance plan of care 
  •  Assists with the managing of daily medical operations and prioritizing tasks. 
  •  Monitors vital signs and communicates the information to Medical Provider 
  •  Assists with stabilization of patient and coordination of children’s transfer for higher level of acuity as needed. 
  •  Assists Medical Providers in planning, implementing and evaluating children by assessment and interventions 
  •  Accurate documentation in medical record, medication administration record, SharePoint, other databases, and SIR documentation according to training guidelines 
  • Utilizes CHSi computer to access e-mail, electronic documentation, and other job specific requirements. 
  •  Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain a specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements. 
  •  Performs initial clinic sick visit assessment (may consult medical provider as needed) 
  •  Collaborates with Medical Provider to devise individualized care plans for children 
  •  Medication administration and immunization administration in accordance with standard operating procedures 
  •  Attends and participates in a variety of meetings to improve quality and outcomes, communicates issues, obtains approvals, resolves problems and maintains specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements. 
  •   Protects children and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures 

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