Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

locationLockport, NY 14094, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/24/2024
Full Time

Position:Registered Nurse - Full Time, Part Time and On-call available

Are you a nurse who would like to work in a fulfilling position with youth? Does working in an environment where you have the ability to work consistently with the same youth and make a lasting impact appeal to you? Can you see yourself as part of a team who delivers health-related services to youth in our school and residential programs? If you drawn to promoting wellness and creating a healthy environment, we encourage you to apply for this position.

New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to championing the principles of anti-racism, justice, and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse cultures and backgrounds, for all positions, who will uphold our values and contribute to our mission. We aim to have a leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Pay and full time benefits

  • 3 weeks of paid time off your first year, not including an additional 13 agency holidays.
  • Access to life, dental and medical insurance.
  • 401k with up to 3% agency matching.
  • $32.00 - $33.62/hr your first year with the agency. Additional raises guaranteed.
  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00, with some on-call responsibilities
  • Join our company, where over 30% of our staff have been with us for 10 years or more.

Minimum Education and Skills
• Current licensure in NYS as a Registered Professional Nurse(required).
• Previous experience in pediatric nursing or a childcare setting(preferred).

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable human service organization to apply.

Job Title: RN
Department: Health Services
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Health Services Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the provision of all health-related services to New Directions youth in the school and the residential program to promote wellness and create a healthy environment.

1. Supervise the administration of medications by direct care staff, administer medications at times when direct care staff is not on duty, and during school hours according to New York State Education Law.
2. Responsible for ensuring an adequate supply of prescription medications are available for direct care staff and for responsible adults during visitations.
3. Responsible for the provision of health-related services in accordance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
4. Conducts vision, hearing, and scoliosis examinations of school youth according to the New York State Education Law. Advises parents and/or administration if there is a need for further evaluation as appropriate.
5. Provide assessment and treatment of youth illnesses and injuries as outlined in the appropriate policies and according to New York State Education Law.
6. Provide written instructions to agency staff for the care of ill or injured youth.
7. Initiate all referrals to health care providers and assess the results of therapeutic treatment.
8. Responsible for scheduling of all health care needed by youth. Will ensure that providers have appropriate billing information.
9. Assists in the control of communicable disease by the prevention, early detection and referral as appropriate.
10. Acts as a liaison between parent, school and the community in health matters as appropriate.
11. Confer with Food Service Manager concerning individual diets prescribed and nutritional concerns, consults with the dietician as needed.
12. Obtain records from previous providers and maintains accurate and complete health care records for all youth, including the electronic health record, according to regulations and the New York State Education Law as appropriate.
13. Assesses youth and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to physicians or other prescribing health care providers.
14. Acts as the liaison to Social Workers concerning health needs and concerns of youth.
15. Coordinates consulting psychiatric services.

16. Work collaboratively with the treatment team to ensure that youth’s health care needs are met within the context of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan.

17. Develops individual health care plans with specific goals, objectives, and interventions for youth with special health needs or chronic health problems.
18. Ensures that discharge and/or transfer health summaries are completed for youth leaving the agency
19. Provides in-service education for staff when indicated, and provides any needed training concerning health related activities to unlicensed staff.
20. On-call for health-related concerns and provides triage/recommendations for staff.
21. Maintains current First Aid/CPR and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention certification as provided by Agency.
22. Provides Medication Administration Certification training to unlicensed personnel who assist with the administration of medications.
23. Performs duties in a manner consistent with professional standards and the NYS Nurse Practice Act and other local statutes or regulations applicable to nurse practice, inclusive of school nurse standards.
24. Reports suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment as mandated by law and agency policy.
25. Attends all mandatory in-service training and regularly attends supervision meetings.
26. Maintains professional development through self-directed professional growth activities designed to increase professional knowledge.
27. All other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills
• Current licensure in NYS as a Registered Professional Nurse.
• Previous experience in pediatric nursing or a childcare setting is preferred.

Special – Personal Skills, Qualities, Aptitudes and Physical Requirements
New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions.
1. Ability to work effectively with youth, families, staff and community contacts from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
2. Ability to deal effectively with youth and/or families.
3. Ability to accept supervision and perform as part of a team.
4. Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

5. Ability to interface with people (groups and individuals) and communicate within various mediums (logbooks, E-mail, telephone, written).
6. Proficiency with typing and computer skills.
7. Must have excellent organizational and communication/interaction skills.
8. Must have a valid driver’s license, adequate auto insurance and meet the criteria for driving set forth in the New Directions Driver’s License policy and Auto Insurance policy.
9. Ability to pass annual physical for Category 2 job classification in accordance with New Directions Employee Health policy.
10. Must comply with Agency safety standards and be responsible for own actions and conduct concerning safety and healthy working conditions.