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

Job Description  

The Registered Nurse is responsible for planning, organizing and directing nursing services and is experienced in nursing with an emphasis on child and adolescent needs. The RN will be responsible for teaching sound health education to youth placed in the residential facilities while supporting the Teaching Family Model in order to promote positive behavior change.


Here's what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates:  


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.
  • Courteously communicate and collaborate with all  staff residential staff and supervisors in order to achieve healthy day to day care of children


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:

  • Minimum of an Associates Degree in Nursing, Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Currently licensed to practice by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
  • A valid driver's license and insurance
  • Clear, effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of  and adherence to current confidentiality practices
  • Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences
  • Ability to develop and maintain relevant networks of key contacts
  • Adept prioritization and time management abilities


In terms of experience, we prefer that you have two to three years in child welfare or similar field. 


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

  • Conviction about the capacity for all people to grow and change for the better.
  • Independence and proactivity in taking action and resolving problems.
  • Ability to maintain composure in the face of unexpected challenges, surprises and trying circumstances.
  • Respect for confidentiality.
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