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Nurse

Company: Methodist Children's Home Society
Location: Redford
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits, tuition reimbursement, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within. 

JOB SUMMARY

The Nurse provides preventive medical and health services for the children in the agencys care; develops, coordinates, and implements medical care plans to ensure the childrens ongoing health care; identifies problems and provides care or referrals in order to help prevent serious health problems; coordinates the implementation and administration of medical services, policies, and programs for the agency; and serves on the agencys Continuous Quality Improvement management team.

 

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Ensure proper care and medical treatment of the children in the agencys care by treating injuries and illnesses, ensuring proper administration of youth resident medications, immunizations, and MCIR compliance; monitor patients for side effects; balancing and properly storing medication; reviewing and monitoring staff medication documentation; consult with staff to assess, plan, evaluate and implement patient care plans. 
  • Maintain accurate, detailed medical reports and records for all children in agency care.
  • Ensure quality assurance, legal, regulatory and licensing compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable federal and state requirements.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests and lab work for medication assessments and physicals.
  • Train direct care staff on Medical Policies and Procedures.
  • Attend training and maintain necessary certifications and licenses.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
BASIC COMPETENCIES

Education and Experience:        

  • B.S.N. or Registered Nurse with a minimum of five (5) years experience working with children and adolescents.
  • Qualified to practice as a Professional Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan and hold an unrestricted license.
  • Certified in AED/CPR and First Aid.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Computer and software applications (Windows, MS Office, Internet applications, etc.).
  • Principles and practices of professional nursing; patient care for children, including childhood diseases and orthopedic injuries and treatment.
  • Immunization and medication administration.
  • Current trends in nursing and of literature in the fields of child health.
  • State and federal regulations relating to health care, nursing, and patient care.

Skills and Abilities Needed:

  • Provide medical care to children.
  • Possess a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and independent decision making abilities with the skills to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Organize and manage a clinic
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.

IV. JOB SETTING

Work involves walking or standing for long to intermittent periods of time; working at a computer for intermittent periods of time.  Work locations vary from office environment, including agency medical facility, to residential cottages.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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Keywords: Methodist Children's Home Society, Redford , Nurse, Other , Redford, Michigan

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