Registered Nurse.

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Job Description. About the Agency:  Health Imperatives is a non-profit community-based agency, predominantly serving families and individuals in Southeastern, MA. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern, Massachusetts. We accomplish this mission by administering both health and violence intervention and prevention programs and services. TITLE : Registered Nurse. HOURS:  Part-time (20 hours/ 3 days per week). PROGRAM:  DYS Southeast Region – Nauset Academy. BENEFITS:  Medical, Dental, Holiday, Paid Earned, Leave, Retirement, etc. DUTIES:  Under the supervision of the Program Director/Nurse Manager, the Registered Nurse provides primary care health services to DYS committed high-risk boys. Responsibilities include:. 1. Provides health care services to male adolescents residing in a residential treatment facility in Brewster:. Adheres to daily routine and posted schedule. Receives and reviews daily report from unit staff on resident’s medical needs. Complete intakes on all new residents as needed. Daily maintenance of program census. Day-to-day coordination of health services in collaboration with other team members. Perform lab procedures as indicated. Vaccinate youth according to MDPH timetable and guidelines. Administer first aid when necessary. Triage, referral, and follow-up of medical problems. Follow program protocols, policy and standing orders. Consult with NP/MD on individual resident needs. Maintain medical records and documentation in accordance with program/agency policy. Institute medication observation records and oversee proper recording, storage and monitoring of medications in accordance with DYS policy. Ensure that all medical services are consistent with DYS policies and procedures. Maintain medical supply inventory and order medical/lab supplies as needed. Maintain medical forms and necessary paperwork. Participate in staff meetings (monthly off-Cape travel required). 2. Represents the health services needs of youth to program staff in conjunction with program management by:. Attending program meetings as requested by program management. Promoting a team-building approach to the delivery of health service. Articulating health-related concerns to program management and staff. 3. Coordinates health education activities for youth and medical policy/procedure training for program staff, including:. Identification of health care education needs of youth along with the development and implementation of appropriate curriculum and activities. Train DYS staff in medical policy/procedure and the individual medical needs of youth. 4. Maintains compliance with DYS contract guidelines by:. Articulating program needs to the Program Director regularly. Submits related paperwork to program management. 5. Facility/Housekeeping Responsibilities:. To ensure a safe environment at all times per DYS policy and procedure. To ensure a clean and sanitary working environment in compliance with agency policy and standards. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Current Massachusetts RN license and two years Pediatric-Adolescent Health experience with strong physical assessment skills. Valid MA Driver’s license and ability to travel off-Cape for monthly meetings. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous experience working with at-risk youth in a residential/group home setting. This posting will remain open until. Please indicate on your cover letter the position you are applying for. To apply, please visit, fax, email or mail resume to:. Program Director, DYS. Health Imperatives, Inc. 942 West Chestnut Street. Brockton, MA 02301. HEALTH IMPERATIVES ENCOURAGES MULTI-CULTURAL AND MULTI-LINGUAL DIVERSITY IN ALL OF ITS PROGRAMS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V.

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