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Registered Nurse, Webster House

Company: Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services Inc
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Webster House is a separate handicapped accessible equipped home on our New Britain campus serving both boys and girls ages 12 until 21 who struggle with behavioral health issues and co-occurring complex physical health needs. Each youth receives individualized clinical and medical treatment from a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team including a Licensed Clinical Coordinator, Primary Therapist, Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, 24-hour Registered Nursing staff, a Registered Dietitian, and well trained milieu staff.Treatment services include:weekly individual therapy, clinical group therapy, family therapy, medical group facilitated by registered nurses, independent living skills groups run by LIST trained staff, daily therapeutic recreational activities on campus and in the community, weekly consultation with the agency's registered dietician, coordination of primary and specialty care, daily medical assessment and individualized self-management skill building by our registered nursing staff.Webster House provides a caring and supportive environment where both behavioral and medical health can be treated as part of an integrated system of care. Working collaboratively with the young person's family or other permanency resource, our goal is the successful transition of our youth home with their families, to another permanency resource or to their next step towards independence.Common Physical/Medical Conditions Treated: Type I and II Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Obesity, Renal Failure, Cerebral Palsy, Seizure Disorders, Autism, Prader Willi Syndrome and other genetic conditions.Function:Under the direction of the Health Services Director and the medical direction of the agency physician(s), provides health assessment, education, nursing care to clients and guidance to staff members to assure and maintain the health and physical well-being of the clientele of the agency.Core Competencies:1. Promote Mission: Affirms and upholds the mission, philosophy, policies and vision of the agency.2. Diversity: Promotes and ensures equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work by valuing our workforce, clients and community.3. Professional Behavior: Embodies professionalism and initiative in execution of job responsibilities.4. Growth: Is receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and strives for continuous improvement.5. Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.6. Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.7. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.8. Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.9. Relationships: Forms RICH (respect, information, connection and hope) relationships with diverse children, youth and families.10. Respect for Clients: Respects, collaborates with and empowers clients and understands their symptoms as adaptations.11. Use of Theory: Utilizes knowledge of theory of mental health and trauma to deliver effective interventions.12. Nursing: Demonstrates skill in modern medical nursing, first aid, and in the nursing care and treatment of children.13. Documentation: Documents interventions in well written documents e.g. treatment plans, progress notes, IEPs, and reports.14. Systems Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health/educational system and collaborates effectively with other professionals and makes appropriate referrals.15. Conflict Management: Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.Use of capabilities: (illustrated by typical activities)l. Identifies minor illnesses and injuries; provides treatment, medication or medical care within parameters set forth by the agency's physicians.2. Refers serious or specialized problems to proper medical resources.3. Administers medication/medication training and supervises medical treatments and use of medications by child development staff for all assigned programs.4. Coordinates activities of all medical related consultants.5. Maintains a treatment room for examination and treatment purposes; purchases and dispenses health care supplies.6. Prepares and maintains permanent medical records, including identified illnesses, referrals made, prescription medications and treatment ordered.7. Maintains a variety of records concerning clients in treatment, including immunizations, physical examinations, health insurance identifications and medical emergency cards.8. Acts as liaison between treatment staff and the medical community.9. Confers with treatment team members or parents/guardians regarding medical issues of client's treatment as necessary.10. Provides in-service education on medical concerns, as appropriate.11. Consults with Food Services and consulting dietitian on dietary and nutritional matters.12. Provides health services for on-duty staff members as appropriate; maintains appropriate records; assists in preparation of claim reports as required in cases of work-related injuries.13. Provides counseling for clients with problems of a medical or sexual nature when appropriate.14. Monitors the confidentiality and proper control of all nursing records.15. Provides additional client related services as appropriate or assigned.Use of capabilities is characterized by competence and timeliness in the proper identification of illnesses or injuries; and by singular concern for the health and well-being of clients and staff.Training:Must complete 5 hours of professional development in addition to the required trainings each calendar year.Physical Demands:Sitting; Standing; Walking; Lifting (up to 30 lbs); Pulling; Pushing; Carrying (up to 20 lbs); Grasping; Bending. Ability to participate in physical restraints once trained).Authority:In the care, treatment and referral of clients, authority is full and clear, under the direction of the Health Services Director, subject to the limits established by the physician and the constraints of sound nursing practice. In supervising discharge of nursing duties, the exercise of authority is full and clear subject to the limits of sound professional principles and practices, agency policy and procedures, and the directives of the Health Service Director.Education/Experience/Other requirements:Registered Nurse (RN) with current CT license; 2-4 years' experience in social services setting preferred. Must maintain certification in CPR/First Aid, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). Must have a valid driver's license.7:30pm-7:30am every other weekend.Full Time 36 Hours

Keywords: Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services Inc, New Britain , Registered Nurse, Webster House, Healthcare , New Britain, Connecticut

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