Registered Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist
SCO Family of Services - Dix Hills, NY

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SCO is looking for a well- qualified Registered Nurse!!!

Registered Nurse is responsible for providing services of Health Care Integration for Medically Fragile children for a caseload of approximately three clients.

MINIMUM RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assess each child’s medical needs through comprehensive review of their medical and clinical records.
  • Development and implementation of the Individualized Health Plan; initiate, update and sign the Level of Care assessments for MedF children.
  • Provide linkages to additional community services for the child and caregiver, as needed.
  • Conduct a minimum of two home visits to assess the child’s environment, to support the caregiver and to implement appropriate interventions to prevent hospitalization or disruption of placement.
  • Work cooperatively with the child’s case planner and/or case manager, as well as with the contract agency’s medical personnel.
  • Facilitate Team Meetings at least quarterly; attend monthly Incident Review Committee meetings.
  • Provide proactive and preventive counseling to children/youth and their caregivers through individual and group sessions. Provide direct-care services to children including, but not limited to, catheterization, physical examinations, medication administration, etc.
  • Liaison with outside medical and clinical providers to ensure that the child’s health care needs are being appropriately addressed and treated; advocate.
  • Arrange and facilitate training for birth, foster and adoptive families to enhance their health care management skills.
  • Conduct monthly medical related trainings for B2H staff.
  • Complete all required paperwork and documentation, including Service Summary Forms and Progress Notes; provide documentation for schools, camps, Court, treatment centers, etc., as needed.
  • Assist in the review and preparation of case records for case record reviews and audits.
  • Complete all required training associated with the Bridges to Health program.
  • Provide 24 hour on-call emergency triage for cases on their caseload.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by the Program Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • New York State Registered Nurse license. Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) and at least two years experience in pediatric health care and direct care nursing service provision.
  • Preferred – Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) and at least two years experience in pediatric health care and provision of direct care nursing service.
  • Maintain a strength-based approach in working with children and families.
  • Accept and apply constructive feedback from the HCI Supervisor, Program Director and Administrative staff to in order to enhance the quality of service delivery.
  • Be team players and develop a good understanding of the interactions and relationships that must be cultivated in order to service the client’s needs.
  • Have a strong sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization.
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.
  • Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of practitioner, as well as to intervene appropriately.
APPLICATION PROCESS:

If you are interested in the position mentioned above, please fax or email a copy of your resume with a cover letter indicating the position of interest to:

Name/Title: Denise Smaller-Savitch / HCI Director

Fax: 631-253-3509 EXT. 147

Email: dssavitch@sco.org

Please keep in mind that it is not possible for us to personally contact every candidate, but rest assured that your information will be reviewed and one of our hiring managers will contact you if you’re being considered for the position.

SCO FAMILY OF SERVICES is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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