Children's Bureau
  • - Shelter
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Part Time

Job Description

As our successful Licensed Practical Nurse you would organize and direct nursing services and have experience in nursing with an emphasis on child and adolescent needs. This position would be split between our Children's Shelter and Courage Center. Specifically, you would be responsible for the following:


Medical Care (80%)

  • Complete an initial assessment of patient to determine needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
  • Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  • Counsels the patient in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to the discharge of the patient.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports and changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians orders as required.
  • Schedule/transport residents to appointments


Residential Administration (20%)

  • Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Diligently oversee medication administration processes according to agency policy.
  • Support the Teaching Specialists in using TFM teaching procedures and motivation systems to make progress on each youth's individualized behavior management plan.


Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • A degree from an accredited nursing program and current licensure.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A valid driver's license and proof of insurance
  • First aid and CPR required, but can be obtained upon hire
  • Expert technology skills with mastery of entire Microsoft Suite including Internet and email
  • Clear, effective communications skills
  • Knowledge of and adherence to current confidentiality practices
  • Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences


 In terms of prior work experience, we prefer that you have worked in the field of adoption and/or child welfare. 


Our ideal Licensed Practical Nurse would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:

  • Ability to establish client partnerships with appropriate limits and to understand the capacity for human growth and change
  • Capacity to develop knowledge and maintain certification of the Teaching Family Model within two years of initial TFM pre-service workshop training
  • Communicates effectively; collaborates and interacts well with a broad spectrum of individuals
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills.
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