Per diem RN in The Bronx, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    The Bronx, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/9/2019

Job Description

A large NYC social services organization needs 3-5 RNs to be available for per diem coverage at their children's day treatment center and residential treatment facility in the Bronx. At least one weekend shift per week will need coverage, with more in the future. Shifts will vary. 

The nurse will be responsible for providing coverage at the following programs:

Children’s Day Treatment Center
A day-treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed children, ages 5 to 13, who are able to live at home or in a community residence, but require therapeutic and special education services.

Residential Treatment Facility (RTF)
An RTF for young, emotionally traumatized disturbed children. Children are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). This 32-bed program provides a rich, intensive treatment experience and special education for children, ages 5 to 13. Children often have diagnoses such as psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. Intensive clinical services including psychiatric treatment, individual, family, group, milieu and ancillary therapies are provided in a structured and nurturing home-like environment.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Perform nursing assessment on each client upon the client’s entry into the program and (at minimum) annually thereafter.  The purpose of the assessment is to determine the clients' general health condition, identify any risk factors which may exist, and provide care for any presenting or out-standing medical issues.  At the conclusion of such an assessment, the RN may refer the client to a physician for further follow-up treatment, if required.
  • Develop a treatment care plan based on clients’ needs.  Ensure that any necessary follow-up will occur and any necessary or prescribed care need is administered.
  • In line with doctor’s orders, administer prescribed and/or routine medical treatments.  Ensure that all internal policies regarding such administration are adhered to.
  • Schedule clinic appointments and accompany the client when required.
  • Function as the liaison between external medical health care providers, schools, other community organizations and the facility with regards to the client’s medical needs.
  • Responsible for health education and communicating information regarding good health practices to the client’s under RN's care.
  • May run medication groups.
  • Respond to medical emergencies immediately upon notification.  Perform whatever triage is necessary to stabilize the client and provide access to all necessary medical treatment.  Follow up to ensure complete recovery.
  • Perform all necessary charting and other patient documentation as required by internal practice and external regulatory bodies.
  • Perform comprehensive examination of any resident involved in a restraint.
  • Monitor lab results for any indications of change; communicate such change(s) to the physician.
  • Provide advocacy for hospitalized clients.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED 

  • RN or BA in nursing and New York State registration is required. 
  • Experience in a residential setting or in the mental health field strongly preferred.