Evening Nurse – LPN or RN

Leland House in Centreville, VA is seeking a full time evening nurse (LPN or RN) to work with kids in our residential therapeutic crisis facility.

SUMMARY

Responsible for coordination of health care services and the physical well-being of youth in Leland House. Participates in the medical supervision and is part of crisis center treatment team.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for coordination of health care services for youth in Leland House.

 

Review physical examination, dental, and immunization documentation of youth for purpose of meeting licensure standards and facilitates updating of charts.

 

Provide follow-up care for youth secondary to physician’s orders.

 

Monitor the administration, distribution and inventory of drugs.

 

Administer all medications as prescribed to youth.

 

Follow up with Nurse Requests from youth and document in a Nursing Note.

 

Serve as the liaison between the contracted psychiatrist and treatment team members.

 

Update client diagnosis in Harmony weekly as needed.

 

Update medications in client database and on MAR as needed (on date medication was changed).

 

Work with parents to educate them on any recommended changes in medications and document contact in Nursing Notes.

 

Conduct review of Medical Sections of youth case files.

 

Conduct routine checks of medical supplies and first aid kits as well as spill kits.

 

Monitor and record temperature readings for the medication refrigerator daily.

 

Prepare Health Care Appointment Forms for youth prior to appointment time.

 

Communicate about all medical appointments with all team members.

 

Email Medical Changeover Notes at end of each shift.

 

Maintain mandatory documentation and record keeping.

 

Provide educational workshops and training.

 

Maintain inventory of consumable medical supplies and oversee emergency medical supplies (both in house and in agency vehicles).

 

Administers, “reads” and maintains records of tine-tests for employees in Northern Virginia Regional UMFS programs.

 

Administer and maintain required records for hepatitis vaccinations for employees.

 

Oversee agency compliance with OSHA requirements as it pertains to blood borne pathogens or other applicable regulations.

 

Facilitate proper billing procedures and acts as liaison between agency and pharmacies as well as other health providers.

 

Collaborates with external medical providers, nutritionists, specialty physicians, etc to ensure youth medical/health needs are best met.

 

Assure the facility meets, at a minimum, state and local health standards of residents and staff.

 

Maintain positive relationships with community resources, professionals visiting on site, and families of youth in the program.

 

Participate in on-call nurse rotation every other week. Nurses are required to conduct a nursing/medical assessment for safety within 1 hour of a restraint, document assessment, and de-brief with youth and staff. Nursing staff are required to conduct and document an initial nursing assessment within 24 hours of a youth’s admission to Leland House.

 

Inventory all control and non-control medication on shift.

 

Conduct a one hour Health Group and documents health group notes for residents using the Harmony Database as needed

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL EMPLOYEES – PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Customer focus – Demonstrates that internal and external customers are a high priority. Effectively manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Respond to requests in a timely and positive manner. Provides quick resolution to customer issues and solicits customer satisfaction feedback.

 

Interpersonal skills – Establish and maintain positive effective relationships with a variety of diverse groups/individuals. Offer assistance and support to colleagues. Is respectful of the needs, feelings and capabilities of others including their viewpoints. Resolves conflict by interacting in a non-threatening, respectful and calm manner.

 

Feedback – Listens to feedback without being defensive and keeps an open mind. Accepts constructive feedback and makes appropriate changes. Able to present supportive feedback suggestions to others for the purpose of improving.

 

Accountability & Reliability – Takes ownership and responsibility for decisions, actions and results, delivers on commitments. Acknowledges and learns from mistakes, takes the appropriate action to fix the problem and reduce future errors. Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance.

 

Initiative – Displays a sense of urgency to effectively and efficiently complete a varying workload in a timely manner. Initiates actions without being told, handles unexpected situations, and volunteers to assist others.

 

Self awareness – Ability to identify and regulate the impact of one’s emotions on others and identify and manage the emotional reactions of others. Seeks constructive feedback to improve. Ability to remain focused under stress, exhibiting professional conduct and appropriate boundaries. Projects realistic self-confidence of abilities.

 

Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change and respond to setbacks positively and with minimal disruption. Able to manage a variety of different tasks appropriate for the position. Learns new processes/systems quickly, willing to experiments with new technologies, and embrace the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.

 

Problem Solving – Ability to proactively identify issues and take action by analyzing all the information skillfully to persistently pursue possible solutions. Can thinks of “out of the box” alternatives to meet service or client needs.

 

Compliance & Quality – Ensures accuracy and meets established deadlines while producing a quality product. Shows commitment to continuous improvement efforts.  Able to learn, understand and comply with all program and agency, licensure and COA policies, procedures and regulations.

 

Communication skills – (Verbal & Written) Verbal skills: organizes, expresses and disseminates information clearly and concisely. Conducts or contributes to effective meetings. Effectively present information, train, or respond to questions from internal/external groups. Written: demonstrates the ability to interpret data and complete grammatically correct and accurate documentation with appropriate content.

 

Engagement – Personally connects and demonstrates passion for Agency mission, vision and values. Inspires others by positively interacting with others and recognizing others accomplishments. Establishes collaborative relationships throughout the agency and externally to partner with and achieve Key Performance Indicators.

 

Cultural Sensitivity  Displays sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in all professional contacts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Registered LPN or RN in the State of Virginia with Board Certification.  One to three years of psychiatric, behavioral health experience.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL DESIGNATION

This position has been designated as an Essential Personnel position by the Agency.  This means that the duties and responsibilities of your position are essential to the safe and secure operation of the agency or the program in which you work.  As an essential employee, you shall be responsible for getting to work or remaining at work as needed during times of buildings and grounds breakdowns, extreme weather conditions or natural disasters.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Board Certification of LPN or RN in the State of Virginia. Current certification in First Aid, CPR.  Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and proof of auto insurance.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee must be able to participate in and be certified in a manual restraint technique, and perform First Aid and CPR. Additionally, the employee must be able to participate in outdoor activities and nonviolent crisis intervention. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; bend; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific hearing and vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and ability to hear.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Exposure to conflict and/or hostile situations.  Periodic travel including transportation of students in personal or agency vehicle is required. Some overnight travel may be required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  This is a drug free work environment.  See Agency Employee Handbook, Substance Abuse, for clarification.

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