Upbring Careers

Medical Care Coordinator - ORR

Job ID
2017-2735
US-TX-Corpus Christi
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift/Hours
1st Shift
# of Openings Remaining
1

Overview

Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services. For more information, visit Upbring.org.

Responsibilities

General Description:

The Medical Care Coordinator (LVN) administers treatment and medication that has been prescribed by a licensed physician or dentist to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

 

Essential Functions:

General :                                                                                 

  • Assess each child's unique medical needs.  Ensure those needs are met.  Report routine medical needs and symptoms promptly to the Administrator.
  • Keep medication files and maintain inventory of all prescribed drugs.
  • Encourage children to take part in mental and physical activities.
  • Chart all pertinent information on children's charts as dictated by policy and procedure.
  • Admit, discharge, and transfer children as directed.
  • Coordinate medical appointments and follow through with recommendations.
  • Participate in in-service training programs.
  • Order medication and supplies for children as needed.
  • Perform tests, diagnostic work, and treatments as ordered by the attending physician.
  • Notify Administrator, attending physician and families when the child becomes ill or injured.  Provide emergency services or referral for treatment immediately.
  • Complete necessary documentation on each child's history.
  • Supervise serving of prescribed diets and fluid intake.
  • Utilize positive child management techniques including verbal redirection, de-escalations and physical containment.
  • Reinforce positive behavior by providing healthy, positive incentives for children.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with children at all times.
  • Be a positive role model for children.
  • Regular, punctual attendance required.
  • Driving required.

Additional Functions:

  • Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of vocational nursing.
  • Possess a current license to practice nursing in the state in which practicing.
  • Two (2) years of experience in direct resident care and/or total resident care demonstrating a strong interest in pediatric nursing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in Spanish and English languages, required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and work under pressure.
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
  • Ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served in order to help them gain skills and confidence.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals.
  • Capacity to maintain a helping role and to intervene appropriately in order to meet service goals.
  • Value a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a person.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending and lifting.
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely with assistance.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and have an excellent driving record.
  • Have a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the Agency

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