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Nurse
Summary
Title:Nurse
ID:3540
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA
Description

                                                                                                              Nurse 

Position Summary:

  • Position is responsible for medication administration to clients and assisting with the daily functions of the Medical Department.
  • Seeking an individual available to work the 7am - 7pm schedule on a PRN basis to meet the needs of the Village. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Virginia RN license and Verification of board results
  • Previous experience in a children's residential treatment facility preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Virginia Driver's License.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Follows established schedule for administering medication to clients.
  • Packs weekend, home visit, and outgoing medications for the time designated by the therapist.
  • Makes appropriate changes to med sheets per doctor's orders, and prints weekly med sheets.
  • Documents height, weight, and blood pressure of clients monthly.
  • Administers TB tests to clients and staff.
  • Draws blood when directed by the physician.
  • Schedules routine doctor appointments, lab tests, etc.
  • Responds to emergency situations by determining whether or not emergency care is needed and administering or obtaining the proper level of care necessary.
  • Assists medical doctors and Nurse Supervisor with various medical techniques.
  • Follows the health management plan for children with specialized health care needs.
  • Complete physical assessment on all new clients upon admission.
  • Provides a hygiene orientation program to all new intakes.
  • Provides individual sessions of physical therapy as directed by the Physical Therapist.
  • Inventories orders, stocks and organizes supplies in exam room and in group home med cabinets assuring that an adequate inventory is kept in stock, and all meds are within date.
  • Participates in staff training pertaining to health and safety.
  • Assists in staff training of medications from the pharmacy.
  • Drives clients to scheduled doctor appointment, lab test, etc.
  • All other duties assigned by the Director of Nursing.

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.

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

 

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