Medical Lead RN (MLRN) is responsible for directing and ensuring the quality of medical services,
treatment and/or interventions provided to UM shelter residents in the program. These include received quality and timely medical screenings upon admission that include testing for communicable diseases, review and provision of immunizations, prenatal care for pregnant children, and emergency medical care and/or outpatient services for UM with identify medical condition that require treatment.
The RNC Register Nurse (RN) analyzes the effectiveness of programming, ensures all performance improvement standards are monitored, auditing, feedback and training given to medical coordinators staff. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with the Director of Medical Services to ensure compliance with regulations in policy development and implementation, as well as on-going program refinement based upon advances in the program.
Provide health management, effective communication, and leadership in the execution and direction of quality services to youth, staff and medical service staff. Must be sensitive to the needs of the youth in UMP, in the areas of health and social services as one component.
Prepare youth for examinations and record the medical intake, take vital, height and weight. Initiate routine lab tests.
Assist the medical providers' staff with examination procedures when is needed such as patient screening and triage.
Administer medications under the providers' orders, except I.V. medications.
Administer immunizations understanding orders from provider. Phlebotomy and implant PPD when necessary.
Educate and counsel youth concerning their disease, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Prepares written reports and presentations related to medical programming, and deliver to appropriate audiences as needed. Update and audit the program charts, data PCC, ETO, UAC portal, SIRs, TAR and other related reports.
Coordinates and supervise medical staff, and is responsible for evaluate their performance and skills.
Monitor health services provided by other professionals and medical care coordinators as they relate to patient care in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures, State Licensing and Federal guidelines.
Provide a fail-safe plan with medication count, schedule, label accuracy, and SAOM, including over-the-counter drugs.
Schedule and provide transportation when is needed to clients on medical/dental appointments when necessary.
Submit, review and follow up all the Significant Incidents Reports and addendums, regarding Medical Issues.
Participates in the development and conduct training of educational programs for lead/medical coordinators, and staff as needed (e.g. Universal Precautions, TB 101, Self -Administration Of Medication-SAOM- infectious disease control)
Collaborate with the DMS and conduct projects and initiatives involving regional program data analysis and research.
Develops and maintains a standardized medical services approach, Policies and Procedures across the SWK shelters.
Identify and apply the recommendations from Public Health Departments, CDC and ORR.
Performs nursing consultations and other duties as assigned within the scope of Register Nurse. (See Manual)
Provide monthly one-to-one program and region counseling and plan intervention as needed.
Maintain professional, confidential and ethical standards guidelines by Southwest Key and other relevant entities.
Developing and maintaining ongoing partnerships and communication with medical providers and other agencies.
Participate in and comply with all meetings, assignments and process improvement.
Respond and comply to individual emergency medical needs immediately.
Must be available to travel to other cities, states, SWK sites, and community sites as needed in order to support necessary program operations and as needed for required training and implementation of new initiatives and open new programs.
Demonstrate the ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Coordinating the staffing of medication errors.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Register Nurse degree from an accredited college or university in Nurse or Health Sciences; RN License or Nurse
Practitioner and Licensure according to State requirements.
o Must have graduated from an approved RN nursing program approved by the National
Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
o Must have passed the appropriate NCLEX-RN Exam
Minimum 2-3 years of full-time direct service delivery experience
Minimum 2-3 year of supervisory experience.
Must possess medical assessment and treatment skills with diverse populations of children/adolescents
Must possess the ability to train staff, prepare reports and recommendations for medical and administrative use, and have the ability to work with youth in community-based programs, clinics, hospitals, public health departments or federal agencies. Must embrace cultural diversity awareness
Must demonstrate exceptional:
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual. (Spanish/English) Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to communicate and respond to common
inquiries or complaints from on an effective level with both clients and staff from a variety of disciplines.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work;
appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Compliance with pre-service drug testing
Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
Immunization documentation, Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap), Varicella, (MMR), Hepatitis A and B.
Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only).
Willingness to work a flexible schedule and be on-call evenings and weekends.
Comply with annual training requirements/licensure/certifications.
Bilingual. (Spanish/English) or willing to learn Spanish
One (2-3) year of full-time experience in a hospital, clinic, medical department or physician's office.
One (2-3) year experience in file maintenance working with troubled adolescents or youth services.
Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse UM population
Experience must focus on community-based programs, and/or direct practical experience with UM
Bending, stooping, and lifting a minimum of 15-25 lbs required to complete daily tasks
Must have the ability to remain in standing position for extended periods of the work day
Ability to work a flexible work schedule is required dependent upon the department, facility or program in which
s/he works and job duties assigned. Work schedules are subject to variation from time to time depending on the
needs of the department, facility or program. The work is performed in a shelter setting which operates 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year. In order to satisfactorily perform all job duties for this position, medical provider and staff are
expected to be available to work at any time as directed by his/her supervisor.
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