PrePlacement Staff Nurse
Civil Service Title:
150 William Street, New York N
Office Of Chld & Fmly Health
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Proposed Salary Range:
$76399 - $76399 (Annual)
The Administration for Childrenâ€™s Services (ACS) Office of Child and Family Health (OCFH) delivers direct medical services to children entering foster care and ensures that the physical health care provided is comprehensive and appropriate. Within the OCFH, the Pre-Placement Nursing Unit is responsible for the day-to-day nursing functions at the Childrenâ€™s Center Pre-Placement program, and ACSâ€™ borough office medical units (Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn). Providing 24/7 coverage, the unit completes physical assessments for all children entering foster care and provides direct primary care for a comprehensive range of symptoms and illnesses. Under the direction of Director of Nursing, the Pre-Placement Staff Nurse: â€¢ Arranges follow-up appointments; referrals where appropriate. â€¢ Verifies that all children have necessary medications and equipment at the time of placement. â€¢ Assesses physical and mental health care needs of ACS served foster care children as they enter care and on an on-going basis by providing age- appropriate health services. â€¢ Provides comprehensive physical assessments and correctly identifies the need for immediate or emergent treatment, next day follow-up care or ongoing medical needs. â€¢ Directly administers medications, provides patient education on all medical needs to clients and care givers. â€¢ Conducts consultations in safe medication administration and management to child care staff and foster parents. â€¢ Consults, refers and collaborates with other disciplines involved in the care of children. â€¢ Provides adequate and appropriate transfer of information when children are transferred to a placement or referred to another health care provider. â€¢ As a member of a health care team and the broader professional team, develops/implements and monitors a comprehensive patient care program. â€¢ Makes regular follow-up reports recommending appropriate modifications in individual service plans as the needs of the patients/clients change. â€¢ Interprets and reports responses of patients/clients to appropriate members of the health care team. â€¢ Participates in departmental and inter-disciplinary conferences and meetings pertaining to policies and procedures affecting nursing practice. â€¢ Implements treatment protocols, procedures and other orders and instructions from the Director of Nursing and other clinical authorities. â€¢ Conducts data collection and provides recommendations on common medical related trends to develop measures for successful outcomes and initiatives. â€¢ Trains ACS and contracted agency staff on medical issues.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A valid New York State Registered Nurse License.
A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or equivalent; preferably a Master’s Degree in the fields of public administration, business management, environmental planning, or a related field.
A minimum of 10 years of full time satisfactory professional experience in the field of environmental health and safety.
Experience overseeing large teams of staff and vendors performing multiple different types of work at a fast pace.
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer