Posted on May. 16, 2017
• Great Pay!
• Excellent Benefits!
• Location: Canyon Lake, TX
Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services.
The Medical Care Coordinator serves as the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) providing direct nursing care to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), such as administering and ordering medication, conducting medical assessments and diagnostic testing, and medical treatment as prescribed by a licensed medical or clinical professional in accordance to Agency policies, licensing and funding standards, and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
• Current LVN/RN license to practice in the state of Texas
• 1 year nursing experience
• 1 year supervisory or management experience
• Ability to maintain a professional approach and build a rapport and trust with residents and their families
• Consistently follows established standards, policies, and procedures in providing nursing care
• Strong writing skills with the ability to document and maintain accurate resident files/records
• Strong customer service, interpersonal, and people skills; ability to work and interact with diverse groups of people and handle stressful and emotional situations
• Strong relationship management skills with the ability to work with a team in a collaborative manner
• Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to pay very close attention to details and meet deadlines
• Ability to resolve conflict and respond to resident issues with professionalism, tact, and empathy
• Proficient in use of personal computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and information systems used to document and record resident information
• Bilingual (English and Spanish based on service area and service population)
• Preferred : 2 years nursing experience and nursing experience with pediatrics and adolescents, highly preferred
• Provide UAC with routine health screenings and perform basic health assessment; assess each UAC’s unique medical needs and ensure they are properly met in a timely manner; report routine medical needs to the medical and clinical staff per Agency policy and licensing standards
• Administer medication and treatment to UAC as prescribed or as needed in accordance to licensing standards and nursing practices; coordinate medical appointments and follow through on medications and treatment as prescribed; coordinate and oversee the prescribed nutritional needs and diet and fluid intake for UAC as prescribed
• Keep medication files and maintain inventory of all prescribed medications; order medication and supplies as needed
• Assist with the assessment, development, and evaluation of a UAC individualized service plan based on UAC needs and medical condition; use care plans as a basis for providing therapeutic care to UAC
• Monitor UAC response to treatment plans and identify adverse medication interactions and notify Clinical Director and other clinical and medical staff as deemed appropriate
• Create, update, and maintain accurate and up-to-date UAC case files and records with information pertaining to nursing care, child’s medical history, treatment plans, and observations; chart all pertinent information in the UAC case files/records in accordance to Agency policy and licensing standards
• Work closely with clinical and program team to admit, transfer, and discharge UAC as directed
• Support and enforce infection-control policies and procedures
• Use assessment information and UAC care during the shift to develop a care plan that accurately communicates the required and needed information for incoming shift to properly and adequately care for the UAC
• Respond to all crisis situations in a timely manner; ensure all internal and external parties are properly notified in a timely manner; report incidents according to licensing standards
• Seek guidance when encountering nursing procedures and responsibilities that have not been mastered
• Assist with the safe and physical evacuation of UAC during an emergency situation or natural disaster
• Provide on-call services when needed
• Complete insurance forms and other paperwork as relates to treatment plans, placement and discharge summaries, and administration of medication
• Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as requested and to remain in compliance with licensing and funding standards
• Plan, schedule, and facilitate trainings for staff, such as blood borne pathogens, CPR and First Aid
• Provide on-call services when needed
• Other duties and special projects as assigned
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