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Company: Forestdale Inc.
Location: Forest Hills
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionBackground:Forestdale (FD) is a NYC child welfare agency working to prevent child abuse/neglect through parenting, prevention, and foster care (FC) services, focusing on low-income and immigrant communities in Queens & Brooklyn. We help thousands of families work through acute & complex trauma, parents raise the next amazing generation of children, and youth successfully launch into adulthood. FD's mission is "to ensure that children and families have the fundamental assets they need to thrive and live independently." Job SummaryThe Nurse is primarily responsible for assessing and managing the medical needs of children assigned to his/her caseload in the agency's foster care program. This will entail clinical assessment, care coordination, and administrative follow up and documentation. Additionally, s/he will provide on-site clinical support for all children who arrive to the agency's health facility for treatment and/or evaluation. Major Responsibilities/Activities of this position include:

  • Conducting assessments, including: HIV risk assessments, intake assessments, general first aid and triage activities.
  • Conducting screenings for: substance abuse, developmental health, mental health and physical body checks for abuse
  • Providing appropriate physical clearances (e.g. body checks) for routine visits, home transfers, discharges, etc.
  • Facilitating patient management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma; and providing patient and caregiver education.
  • Providing patient education on reproductive health.
  • Working with behavioral health providers to support and manage the emotional/psychiatric needs of children.
  • Establishing medical treatment goals for children, utilizing historical and current available information in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Educating caregivers and monitoring healthcare needs.
  • Assisting pediatric providers, as needed, in clinical procedures.
  • Performing EKGs
  • Administering vaccines, including administrative follow up with maintaining inventory, appropriate storage, and data entry in the Central Immunization Registry,
  • Practicing proper infection control.
  • Monitoring receipt of medication notes and follow up with clinical coordinator regarding recommendations and/or changes.
  • Participating in the completion of medical procedural and medication overrides with ACS.
  • Following up after medical appointments, urgent/emergency care, or hospitalization.
  • Ensuring all ordered medications and procedures have a physical script in each patients chart.
  • Ensuring appropriate stock and surgical supplies for clinic.
  • Maintaining all patient health records in various systems of record; maintaining all documentation and data entry standards to ensure regulatory and best practice compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned Minimum Requirements
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
    • Bilingual is a plus
    • Experience working in child welfare environment is a plus
    • Compliance with:
    • Required background checks, including: NYS Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse/Maltreatment, NYS Sex Offender Registry, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services fingerprinting, NYS Justice Center Staff Exclusion List, NYS OMIG Medicaid Exclusion List.
    • Mandated reporter training.
    • Current certification by American Red Cross (or equivalent) in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
    • Applicable provisions of the NYS Education Law with respect to hiring and retaining of licensed professionals. Benefits
      • Four weeks vacation
      • Medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance
      • Pension plan
      • 401(k), 7% employer contribution + 2% match
      • Tax-deferred health care/dependent care/commuter plans Location: 67-35 112th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Keywords: Forestdale Inc., New York , Nurse, Healthcare , Forest Hills, New York

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