To be a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for youth in detention at Delaware Juvenile Detention Centers and provides care to these patients through the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform nursing assessments and collect data on adolescent patients on admission and sick call. Manage patients within scope of practice with referral to physician or advanced practice nurse as required. Evaluate plan of care including patient response and outcomes according to established standards.
Assess patient knowledge deficits, identify learning needs, and provide appropriate patient educa tion. Establish and maintain a sound knowledge base of nursing care necessary for patient population.
Respond effectively to emergencies and patient crisis situations.
Adhere to universal precautions, established infection control practices, and established safety policies and procedures. Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, management, physicians and the interdisciplinary health care team.
Navigating the FOCUS system that provides tracking of medication prescribed for children in detention. Gathering the information needed regarding medications prescribed and enter the medication information into FOCUS.
Accessing and maintaining the LIMS STD system through the Delaware Public Health Lab.
Preparing charts/ information for Psychiatrist to perform Tele-Psych weekly.
Completing yearly Vaccines for Children (VFC) trainings and keeping temperature logs up to date in the Log Tag System, reporting any temperature outside of the required range immediately.
Maintaining stock supplies/medications as well as their expiration dates, disposing of properly when necessary.
Performance Based Standards monthly reports as well as PBS injury reports as needed.
Manage patient medication and administer dispensation safely and effectively.
Interpret test values and report abnormal values with follow-up in accordance with specific guidelines. Maintain required credentials of CPR, mandatory inservice education and required continuing education.
Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Frequent daily contact with youth in detention, their parents and /or legal guardians, and correctional facility staff. Frequent contact with manage r, supervisor, and other nursing and medical staff.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Nursing Supervisors Juvenile Detention Centers
Nurse Practitioner Coordinator Juvenile Detention Centers
Medical Director for Juvenile Detention Centers
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Two to three years nursing experience preferred; work experience with adolescents beneficial.
Post End Date
Mar 31, 2020
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