Employment Status: Full-time/Regular/Exempt
Qualifications: A Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with White’s mission statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct. This position will meet the minimum qualifications as an employee of or Consultant to the Agency. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and a current registered nurse/licensed practical nurse-Indiana licensure. Candidate to have five to eight years of experience in nursing field required. He/she must be sensitive and able to discern a student’s medical needs. This individual must be a team player who works well with a wide variety of people. Must be able to work autonomously, must be able to prioritize, and must be flexible.
Reports to: Compass Rose Academy Clinical Director
Job Summary: Under the Administrative Supervision and evaluation of the Clinical Director, the Nurse Supervisor will participate in the overall organization, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all Compass Rose Academy Nurse’s office activities. Ensure that each of Compass Rose Academy’s students their total health care needs met in an efficient and practical manner. Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs. Must be comfortable working with students who have mental health needs such as mood disorders, trauma histories, personality disorders, etc.
Management of Nurse’s Office and Clinic
- Cooperates as a member of the student treatment team to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the delivery of quality treatment according to standards.
- Oversee the relationship with the contracted psychiatric provider and the usage of psychotropic and other medications, including over-the-counter medications and standing orders.
- Oversee the relationships with primary care physicians, dentists, optometrists, and all other physician services.
- Assist with quality assurance activities specific to Compass Rose Academy and to identify actual or potential problem areas and report as per department policy.
- Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate collaboration with treatment team members of other disciplines including therapists, direct care staff, academic staff, etc.
- Maintains the administrative support and function of the Nurse’s Office in compliance with contractual obligations in order to operate the weekly clinics at which Compass Rose Academy’s contracted psychiatric provider evaluates students and their treatment plans including medication management.
- Communicate with parents and referral sources regarding medical interventions and medication changes.
- Manage documentation of medical services in Kaleidacare Electronic Medical Record.
Student Admission Screenings
- Initial health screening must be conducted for all students within 24 hours of admission to identify the need for immediate medical care and assess for communicable disease.
- Screen students if they have been recently exposed to any communicable diseases and list examples of communicable diseases for them.
- Screen students about any food, drug, or environmental allergies.
- Screen students if they have any dietary intolerances.
- Screen students about asthma, seizures, or any other health problems CRA needs to be aware of.
- Take and document incoming student’s vital signs, check them for lice, and go over their medications with them if they come in on medications.
- Upon completion of the admission screening, direct incoming students to primary care for their admission physical.
- Assess minor illnesses and injuries and administer First Aid.
- Manage student’s medical appointments and communicate with medical doctors, staff members, and students.
- Assist medical doctors during doctors on site visits.
- Manage all prescription medications and supplies, ordering from pharmacies and providing directives to Direct Care Staff. .
- Correspond with family members on medical issues pertaining to individual students.
- Perform other duties as requested by Clinical Director.
- Properly discard of discontinued medicines.
- Purchase medical supplies for basic first aid to be provided on campus and in the residential housing units.
- Check medical records and supplies at each cottage on a regular basis.
- Conduct pre-release physicals with each student.
- Assist and maintain up to date immunization records-will require learning access to state computerized immunization data bank.
- Assist with administering staff TB, flu shots, etc
- Ensure state board of health and DCS regulations for residential care facilities are maintained.
- Provide orientation for new Direct Care Staff regarding medication administration and first aid.
- Develop/facilitate alternative programs for students—asthma, diabetes, venereal diseases, personal hygiene, etc. (as needed).
Student Assessment/Problem Identification and Care Planning
- Utilize observation, interviews, and physical assessment to determine students’ health status and comprehension level.
- Utilize advanced knowledge base and/or advance tools to obtain data not otherwise available by observation examination or history.
- Establishes priority of needs/problems according to actual/potential threat to student.
- Organize and develop a goal-oriented health plan of care to reflect the physician’s orders and the priority of identified student needs and changes of such.
- Collaborate with family members and treatment team in assessing student care.
- Reassess student and priority of needs as condition changes to intervene appropriately.
- Help develop a Health Education Program for students and consistently provide nursing groups to clients related to this program and other health education needs.
- Provide medication education to each student upon admission and as needed.
- Provide on-call services per employment agreement or as needed.
Treatment Team Consultation
- When appropriate, collaborate with treatment team to assess and identify treatment to prevent complications and life threatening situations.
- When needed, make appropriate referrals to hospital for physical and/or psychiatric in-patient treatment.
- Coordinate with managed care/insurance companies if necessary.
Implementation/Evaluation of treatment
- Integrate current nursing health care knowledge with competency in psychomotor skills to make appropriate decisions and act to render treatment.
- Implement treatment in an organized, yet humanistic manner, preventing complications, and life- threatening situations.
- Implement treatment in collaboration with student, family members, and treatment team members to coordinate activities of other disciplines involved in student’s treatment.
- Utilize the expertise of the Program Director, Clinical Director, and Therapists when making decisions related to the treatment model of care or other program/policy concerns.
- Attempt to determine the cause of significant differences in expected and actual responses of students, in order to appropriately plan interventions.
- Anticipate and prioritize nursing care delivered under changing conditions in order to appropriately respond to life threatening situations.
- Thoroughly document all pertinent findings from admission assessment to discharge planning process to create/ add to client’s permanent record within the time frame specified and for communication with other disciplines.
- Record identified problems and needs as a basis for developing initial plan of treatment.
- Document nursing interventions based on reassessment and/or evaluation findings in order to evidence appropriate action.
- Document significant incidents, facts, or observations accurately and promptly through appropriate means as per agency policy and procedure.
- Enter documentation in each client’s chart according to doctors’ orders, nursing assessment requirements, progress notes, etc, as defined by applicable policies and procedures.
- Responsible for continuing educational, professional development, and contributions are made to the professional growth of others.
- Continuing education, etc. will be documented and copies provided to the Human Resource’s department to be kept in employee’s record.
Skills, Supervision, Knowledge, and Ability
- Must be dependable, well organized, and an effective time manager.
- Must have the ability to clearly, concisely, and professionally communicate ideas through good verbal and written skills.
- Must understand basic mental health diagnoses and services.
- Must be personable, genuine, empathetic, and emotionally connected in helping students, relating with families, and working with referral sources.
- Must be a team player. This person needs to enjoy working closely with other staff members and have the ability to be flexible, adaptive, and positive in his/her interactions.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
- Must be committed to the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of White’s Residential and Family Services.
Physical Demands of Position
- Must be able to work with student’s medical problems. This includes exposure to bodily fluids.
- Must be able to assist in the physical handling of ill students—lifting, carrying, escorting, etc.
- Must be able to keep a clean work area.
- Must be able to actively participate in the physical restraint of youths who are in crisis (expected to meet the requirements of Mindset physical restraints).
- Must be able to handle the stress of meeting regular deadlines.
- Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Serve as an on-call support person to direct care staff.
- Must be able to work with students’ medical problems including exposure to bodily fluids.
- Be prompt to work each day and be available to assist in medical emergencies.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to transport students to doctor’s appointments.
- Must be able to spend extended hours at hospitals and emergency rooms to assist students coming out of surgery and medical emergencies.
- On call for consultation as needed by Vice President, Clinical Director, and/or Program Director.
You, Nurse, must be able to...
- Model Christian Living at all times
- Display & teach healthy coping strategies
- Build & maintain strong relationships with teens, families & staff
- Demonstrate conflict resolution skills
- Believe in the power of spiritual & therapeutic change
- Provide warmth, consistency & safety
Statement of Faith
Remaining true to our Quaker heritage and Josiah White’s vision, White’s Residential and Family Services’ primary reason for existence is to offer hope and transformation to children and families through Christ. As such, we have firm beliefs about the Christian faith and how we must act in accordance with our beliefs.
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. White’s Residential & Family Services’ board of directors serves as White’s highest, human interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for the purposes of our agency’s faith and beliefs, practice, policy and discipline at work.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:15).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:35), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles (John 2:11), in His atoning death through His shed blood (Ephesians 1:7), in His bodily resurrection (John 11:25), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and in His personal return in power and glory (Revelation 19:11).
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 3:16-19).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity. We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps 139).
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:24).
We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).
As Christians living out our faith, it is unsurprising that our beliefs influence our behavior, attitudes and lifestyle choices. As Christian professionals, we will not compromise our commitment to our professional code of ethics while providing superior care to our clients who possess differing values or beliefs.
I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Statement of Faith.
Code of Conduct
As a distinctly Christian ministry, for over 165 years our mission has been to enrich the lives of children and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. We are best able to achieve this through Christian staff who constantly strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through their actions, words and overall lifestyle.
It then follows that all employees who serve as members of White’s community agree to uphold certain foundational standards through their behaviors, attitudes and lifestyle choices at work and in their personal lives. Living in accordance with these standards shall serve to unify us as a “community of believers.” As a member of White’s “community,” we believe employees should strive to live in harmony with the following foundational standards as evidence of their life committed to growth in Christ and sound judgment based on Christian principles:
We believe as followers of Jesus Christ, we are responsible for our faith journey and strive to pursue a life of service to Jesus Christ in our personal life and while at work. We believe the investment in our spiritual life is critical and we strive to make time regularly for prayer and communion with God. Opportunities for Christian fellowship, worship, learning, and celebration while at work are opportunities not to be overlooked, but to be sought out as ways in which we can demonstrate our commitment to growing in our faith as part of the White’s Community.
We believe every human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions. Therefore, we must seek ways to act out of love and respect for each other, encouraging and building up one another, not causing one another to stumble. We believe that to achieve this, employees must practice a lifestyle that demonstrates purity to those around them (Romans 13-14 & I Corinthians 10:31-11:1).
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect,and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.
We believe there is great power in the spoken word and therefore all lying, profanity, gossip, obscenity, and other negative uses of language diminishes our work with the children, families and our coworkers.
We believe employees must demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, a willingness to live contentedly under authority, and a commitment to follow the Matthew 18 principal when an issue arises with fellow employees or management.
We believe in the power of our example and that our minds and bodies should be used in God-honoring ways, living our lives as Christian role models and conducting ourselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding our Christian testimonies. Because our example is powerful and because most of our service population is impacted by some form of substance abuse, we especially recognize the dangers and negative implications of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse among staff. Therefore, we seek to minimize or refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco and we agree to completely abstain from the illicit or non-medical use of drugs, narcotics and other harmful substances. When an employee is representing White’s or is in the course of representing White’s business, he or she is expected to refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco.
We believe our life serves as a Christian Witness to the children and families we serve and our commitment to expressing Christian values is critical even when making entertainment and recreational choices outside of work. Therefore, we actively avoid forms of leisure, entertainment and recreation that are incompatible with holy living and seek activities that are consistent with our pursuit of Christ- like living.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrew 13:4).
We further believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10) and that activities that give the appearance of sexual immorality should be avoided by staff.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).