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On-Call Charge Nurse
Summary
Title:On-Call Charge Nurse
ID:2070
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA
Description

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org
 

About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village

Throughout the breadth of 260-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993.  Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old.  The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs.  The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them.  They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations.  For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.

It takes a whole village to raise a child.  A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs.  While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist.  The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy.  The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.

Position Summary:
Primarily responsible for medication administration to clients and assisting with the daily functions of the Medical Department.  The charge Nurse is supervised by the Nursing Practitioner.

Essential Responsibilities:

  •  Follows established schedule for administering medication to clients.  Delivers medication accurately and efficiently, appropriately monitoring for side effects. 
  • Accurately and efficiently packs clients’ meds for home visits and outings according to the outing and visit lists provided by therapists and group homes.  Prepares the documentation visit list of medications and educational forms to the visitor picking up the client as outlined in policy & procedure. 
  • Accurately and efficiently transcribes orders according to facility policy and procedures, including requirements of Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. (Read-Back, Abbreviation Verification Initials, etc.) 
  • Reviews and documents height, weight, and blood pressure of clients monthly to assist Medical Assistants/Medication Technicians as needed. 
  • Administers and reads TB tests to clients, staff and volunteers.  Completes appropriate documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to nursing office procedure. 
  • Assists with scheduling or preparation   for doctor appointments, lab tests, and other medical procedures as necessary, making certain paperwork is correct and thorough, as well as correctly processing return paperwork and instructions.  Makes appropriate notifications and reports to parents/guardians and inter-facility personnel.  
  • Appropriately responds to emergency situations by determining whether or not emergency care is needed.  Administers or obtains the proper level of care necessary.   Provides care to clients based on current standards of nursing practice, facility policy & procedures, and the current basic life support Emergency Medical Services guidelines for the area.    
  • Assists medical doctors and Nurse Supervisor with various medical techniques/procedures. 
  • Follows the multi-disciplinary treatment plan (specialized health plan) for children with specialized health care needs. 
  • Regularly audits the medication carts and reviews supplies, reports deficiencies, orders needed supplies from pharmacy (if possible), stocks and organizes supplies in exam room and in group home medication cabinets, ensures that an adequate inventory is kept in stock; and all meds are within date and ordered.  Documents such audits in the performance improvement manual. 

Minimum Requirements:
 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent; BA/BS degree is preferred.
  • Current Virginia RN License
  • Previous experience in a children's residential treatment facility preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
     





  

 

 
 
 
 
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