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Nurse Practitioner
Summary
Title:Nurse Practitioner
ID:2069
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA
Description

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’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 270-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:

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for managing the health services of the village by integrating the activities and resources of the ACT village to promote healthy, safe, developmentally appropriate care and education.   

Essential Responsibilities: 
 

  • Functions clinically under the general and direct supervision and responsibility for the Medical Director and Psychiatrist.
  • Provides health physicals and health monitoring to children and adolescents. Provides medical care to children which includes initial visit exam, annual and periodic exams, well patient care, and regular care for those will illnesses.
  • Performs evaluations and treatment procedures in response to medical emergencies.
  • Records appropriate documentation of care. Provides care in accordance with the policies and procedures, regulatory agencies and current standards of medical practice.
  • Performs phlebotomy, PPD placement/reading, immunization and other ambulatory laboratory testing.
  • Assists in the dispensing of medication.
  • Responsible for the stocking and storage of sample medications.
  • Works cooperatively in a team approach with other staff to optimize communication and foster the provision of high quality care.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities and educational initiatives.    
  • Prepares a monthly report on the numbers of children screened, with referral appropriately noted.
  • Facilitates special programs providing training in health and safety to center staff, families, and children.
  • Act as a resource to the Medical Director in the areas of health and safety.
  • Protects confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
     

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Valid license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Virginia.
  • Current Virginia Registered Nurse (RN) license. BSN Required.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience in residential treatment preferred.
  • Experience with child psychiatric care preferred.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

  

 

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