Pre-Placement 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. OCFH offers individualized case consultations and training to ACS staff and foster care agencies on a variety of health-related topics. The office also conducts research and provides clinical expertise in developing health and mental health policies that support best case practice agency wide including Child Welfare Programs, Youth and Family Justice, and Child and Family Well Being. Within the OCFH, the Pre-Placement Nursing Services 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 will complete physical assessments for all children entering foster care and direct primary care for a comprehensive range of symptoms and illnesses. Under the direction of Director of Nursing, Pre-Placement Staff Nurses will be responsible for but not limited to: â€¢ Arrange follow-up appointments; referrals where appropriate â€¢Verify that all children have necessary medications and equipment at the time of placement. â€¢ Assess 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€¢ Provide comprehensive physical assessments and correctly identify the need for immediate or emergent treatment, next day follow-up care or ongoing medical needs. â€¢ Directly administers medications. â€¢ Conduct consultations in safe medication administration and management to child care staff and foster parents. â€¢ Consult, refer and collaborate with other disciplines involved in the care of children. â€¢ Provide 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, develop/implement and monitor a comprehensive patient care program. â€¢ Participate in departmental and inter-disciplinary conferences and meetings pertaining to policies and procedures affecting nursing practice. â€¢ Implement treatment protocols, procedures and other orders and instructions from the Director of Nursing and other clinical authorities. â€¢ Conduct patient education, training to new foster parents of medically fragile children and collaborate with foster care agencies to obtain Visiting Nurse services for foster families who care for children with special needs. â€¢ Train ACS and contracted agency staff on medical education.
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