NA is responsible for the high standards and smooth flow of nursing care of the children in St. Clare’s. The NA assures that the Organization complies with all the Regulations and is in compliance with Policies and Procedures. This nurse also is responsible for the development of admission and discharge plans as well as development of the Nursing care Plan. This includes assuring that medications and treatments are in compliance with MD orders and appropriately trained staff is available to safely complete these tasks. Inherent in this job description is support and supervision of staff providing the hands on care of the children.
Required to assess children who are being evaluated for admission and conduct the admission process by ensuring the facility is able to care for the child, that all medication and equipment is in place at the time of admission, conduct a physical assessment of the child, coordinate care with the medical director, chart on the newly admitted child each day for 7 days, create an electronic health record and upload documentation, and coordinate the admissions process with the Director of Social Services and the Program Director. Upon admission, issue instructions to staff to ensure proper care, feeding, and activities related to the child's condition and medical needs.
EOM house status reports
Coordination of staffing with HA
On Call scheduling and reports
Treatment Team Meeting reports
Prepare MAR and audit daily to ensure accuracy
Physical assessment of each child and report in the electronic health records and conduct audit of charts to ensure the information is update to date, relevant, and complete for each child in residence.
Coordination of services and appointments for children
Medication: assure that the 8 Rs are followed in administration of all medications
Supervise proper delivery of medications
Distribution of assignments to LPN and CHCW
Read 24 hour record daily and sign
Ensure Medication Administration Records are up to date and correct at all times
Ensure proper documentation is uploaded to the electronic health record system
Update medical appointment schedules for each child as needed
Confirm the proper nutrition and schedule of activities are being followed by care staff
Participate in multidisciplinary change of shift reports
Confirm on-call nurses report in to each shift
Teaching - Leadership - Supervisory
Instruct and update staff on the following: • Clinical picture of each child • Administration of medication (LPN's only) including dosage, frequency, indication and side effects. • Dietary requirements of each child. • Developmental stages of each child • Current requirements for infection control techniques.
Supervisory • Directly supervises LPN's/Child Health Care Workers. • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance agency policies and applicable laws. • Interview prospective LPN' s • Provide on-site training and motivate staff; be an effective team leader • Plan, assign, and direct work • Conduct performance appraisals • Reward and discipline employees • Address complaints, resolve problems, takes action on compliance
A minimum of 2 years of direct pediatric medical care as a registered nurse
Must possess a current NJ Registered Nurse license in good standing
Must have a valid NJ Driver's License
Additional Salary Information: Overtime paid with proper approval - no exempt status
About AIDS Resource Foundation for Children - St. Clare's Homes for Children
Since 1987, the St. Clare's Homes for Children have provided care to over 2000 infants and children battling a wide range of acute medical conditions. Prior to arriving at St. Clare's, some of these children were orphaned, some lived in inappropriate conditions, and others spent their lives in hospitals. St. Clare's continues to provide safe homes and quality care to children with health concerns ...that include HIV infection, premature birth, congenital defects, organ transplants, and conditions caused by sever physical abuse. The St. Clare's Homes for Children are loving places for medically fragile babies and children to live and thrive while an appropriate permanent placement is found.
The St. Clare's transitional care model includes three 5-bed homes located throughout New Jersey, in Elizabeth, Jersey City, and Neptune. The Homes are structured to provide appropriate medical care for children coming from New Jersey's hospitals who have been classified medically fragile. These children are ready to leave the hospital setting, and can be placed in a licensed transitional pediatric facility within the community that can handle acute care situations, such as the St. Clare's Homes. Children can remain in the Homes until they are able to reunite with their families or be placed in a more permanent setting such as foster or adoptive homes.
St. Clare's is a safe, medically appropriate, and loving setting for transitional care leading to permanent placement. The time spent in the Homes allows the medical staff to provide training in the specific health care needs of the child. Family members and future caregivers can schedule visits for training throughout the child's stay. This guided education and support makes a return to the hospital due to medical errors or neglect less likely, and a safe permanent placement for the child more likely.
St. Clare's Homes is one of several programs offered by the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children.