Registered Nurse - 4 day workweek

Company: Glove House

General Information
$23.00 - $25.00 /Hour
Not Specified
At least 3 year(s)
Job Description

On-Call rotation
Provide nursing coverage to youth in community based group home placement
Youth ages 12 to 18

Job Summary: .  A member of the nursing team,   responsible for the oversight of all aspects of healthcare and the delivery of healthcare services for assigned youth in placement.        Will participate as a member of the resident’s treatment team through development and oversight of a comprehensive heath care plan for each resident. The Nurse ensures that all nursing standards and regulations are met. The Nurse is responsible for procurement of medical supplies, monthly inspections related to medications, maintenance of clinical records, and coordination of medical/dental/optical appointments. The Nurse serves as a training and educational resource for the residents, their families, and program staff. Such training will include a review of common prescription medications and their side effects, instruction in assisting residents in taking their medications and appropriate documentation required. The Nurse is responsible to adhere to and to ensure that all regulations and standards regarding residents’ health care are carried out as set forth by Glove House policies, and procedures, the Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of Mental Health and Medicaid.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


Performs all work tasks in a safe manner.


Is guided by organizational values and Sanctuary Commitments in all interactions.


Demonstrates understanding of the four dimensions of safety and can identify gaps.


Treats all children, families, staff and ancillary providers with respect and courtesy.


Demonstrates and models sensitivity to the cultural background of children, families and co-workers.


Assesses, treats, cares for, follows-up on and provides documentation for the healthcare needs of youth in care within the scope of practice for a licensed professional nurse in the state of New York.


Completes and documents the comprehensive initial nursing assessment/evaluation including need for medical, dental, psychiatric, developmental, and substance abuse care.


Assures the coordination of initial, follow-up and periodic healthcare assessments of residents as required by the agency and governing bodies’ policies, procedures, and regulations.


Provides documentation of nursing assessment after a significant incident (i.e. therapeutic hold, AWOL, injury) per agency policy and procedure.


Transcribes, interprets, initiates and directs care ordered by healthcare providers (received via prescription, fax, in person, telephone, etc.) within the guidelines of agency policies and procedures or practices.


Communicates all high-profile healthcare concerns to Supervisor.  


Collects or oversees the collection of samples necessary for laboratory screening or tests as directed by agency policy or prescribed by a healthcare provider.


Participates as the healthcare representative for each assigned resident’s treatment team providing education and resource information for all diagnoses.


Creates a comprehensive healthcare plan focusing on the Axis III diagnosis to be included in each assigned resident’s service plan. 


Reviews and accurately documents all healthcare related events in a timely manner.


Ensures renewal of necessary medication prescriptions, maintenance of medication and disposal of out-dated or discontinued drugs according to agency policies and procedures.


Performs monthly inspections related to medication records, maintenance of healthcare records, and documentation of healthcare appointments. 


Procures or directs the procurement of healthcare supplies.


Coordinates healthcare services for residents between the primary care provider and specialty care providers as necessary.


Serves as a healthcare (medical, dental, optical, psychiatric, etc.) medication training and educational resource for the residents, their families, and program staff.


Provides healthcare education for residents, parents, and program staff individually or in a group setting. May provide PowerPoint presentations of educational material.


Monitors the effects and possible side effects of all medications administered to residents in conjunction with program staff, and oversees that medications are taken by residents as prescribed. 


Complies with all NYS codes, rules and regulations and with Glove House policies and procedures.


Provides high-quality nursing service and participates in the process of making recommendations to improve operations.


Available for on-call responsibilities as assigned.


Submits documentation in the NYS OCFS on-line records system (CONNECTIONS) in a timely manner.


Attends and participates in agency meetings and supervision.


Oversees or maintains all healthcare records such as psychiatric files, nursing files, healthcare portion of PCR, etc.


Is required to safely travel on agency business, as required by job demands.  Maintain accurate mileage documentation and submits in required agency timeframes. 


Is required to complete and maintain all mandated training within required agency timeframes and within pre-established passing grade levels.


Must maintain timely compliance with all established Agency standards and provide support documents as necessary (physical/TB, driver license, auto insurance). 


As an employee of Glove House, Inc., one of your primary responsibilities is to protect the privacy of our clients.  The Agencies commitment to privacy is based on our longstanding values as well as an array of state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations.  Among these regulations are the Privacy Rule and Security Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).

Collateral Functions:

The RN works closely with the Program Managers and Social Workers, Director of Residential Services and Director of Specialized Services, in the design and operation of all agency programming and service delivery systems. 


Responsible for research and development of best practices and new initiatives to meet the changing healthcare needs of children and families cared for by the agency.


Drives on agency business as required by job expectations.


Performs other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements


Must be licensed by the New York State Department of Education to practice as a RN. 


Must have at least three years of experience working as an RN.


Preferred experience: psychiatric/mental health experience, pediatric nursing experience, or experience working with adolescents.


Must have valid driver license and driving record in accordance with agency standards and reliable transportation for work. .


Type a minimum of 30 words per minute, proficient in Microsoft Office with special attention to Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.


Language skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, prescriber directions/orders, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to provide legible and accurate written nursing documentation of healthcare concerns for the PCR or other records. Ability to converse effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to converse effectively with healthcare professionals.


Mathematical skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals sufficient to safely oversee the administration of medication.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to perform mathematical and algebraic formulas for medication dose conversion.


Reasoning skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 


Physical Requirements:  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.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about the work environment.  Must have ability to access a variety of environments not all of which would be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  • Must be able to converse with varied individuals, giving and receiving information. 


  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.


  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. (standing, stooping, walking, climbing etc)


  • Operate a motor vehicle.


  • Write e-mails, reports and other documentation



Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about the work environment.  Must have ability to access a variety of environments not all of which would be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  • The travel/driving responsibilities for this position are moderate.