Upbring Careers

  • Medical Care Coordinator

    Job ID
    2018-3050
    Location
    US-TX-Corpus Christi
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    Various
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    The Medical Care Coordinator serves as the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) providing direct nursing care to Unaccompanied Children (UC), such as administering and ordering medication, conducting medical assessments and diagnostic testing, and medical treatment as prescribed by a licensed medical or clinical professional in accordance to Agency policies, licensing and funding standards, and other federal, state, and local regulatory

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties  

    • Provide UC with routine health screenings and perform basic health assessment; assess each UC’s unique medical needs and ensure they are properly met in a timely manner; report routine medical needs to the medical, clinical, case management and direct care staff per Agency policy and licensing standards
    • Administer medication and treatment to UC as prescribed or as needed in accordance with licensing standards and nursing practices; coordinate medical appointments and follow through on medications and treatment as prescribed; coordinate and oversee the prescribed nutritional needs and diet and fluid intake for UC as prescribed
    • Keep medication files and maintain inventory of all prescribed medications; order medication and supplies as required and as needed
    • Assist with the assessment, development, and evaluation of a UC individualized service plan based on their needs and medical condition; use care plans as a basis for providing therapeutic care to UC
    • Monitor UC response to treatment plans and identify adverse medication interactions and notify Program Director and other clinical and medical staff as deemed appropriate
    • Create, update, and maintain accurate and up-to-date UC case files and records with information pertaining to nursing care, child’s medical history, treatment plans, and observations; chart all pertinent information in the UC case files/records in accordance to Agency policy and licensing standards
    • Work closely with clinical and program team to admit, transfer, and discharge UC as directed
    • Support and enforce infection-control policies and procedures
    • Use assessment information and UC care during the shift to develop a care plan that accurately communicates the required and needed information for incoming shift to properly and adequately care for the UC
    • Seek guidance when encountering nursing procedures and responsibilities that have not been mastered
    • Assist with the safe and physical evacuation of UC during an emergency situation or natural disaster
    • Provide on-call services when needed
    • Complete insurance forms and other paperwork as relates to treatment plans, placement and discharge summaries, and administration of medication
    • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as requested and to remain in compliance with licensing and funding standards
    • Facilitate trainings for staff, such as dispensing prescribed, over-the-counter and psychotropic medication
    • Respond to all crisis situations in a timely manner; ensure all Program departments are properly notified in a timely manner; report incidents according to licensing standards
    • Role includes on-call responsibilities as schedule and as medical emergencies/needs may arise; consultation can be provided remotely or on-site based on need
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned

     

    Working Relationships

    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with management, staff, UC, families and sponsors, community partners and professional service providers
    • Work closely with the Program Director and staff to ensure UC are receiving the highest quality of care and the program is operating efficiently and effectively and is meeting the goals and objectives of the program and the needs of the UAC
    • Work as a team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with all stakeholders that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Current LVN license to practice in the state of Texas
    • 3-years’ nursing experience
    • 1 year experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents  in a social service setting
    • Ability to maintain a professional approach and build a rapport and trust with residents and their families
    • Consistently follows established standards, policies, and procedures in providing nursing care
    • Strong writing skills with the ability to document and maintain accurate UC files/records
    • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and people skills; ability to work and interact with diverse groups of people and handle stressful and emotional situations
    • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to work with a team in a collaborative manner
    • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to pay very close attention to details and meet deadlines
    • Ability to resolve conflict and respond to resident issues with professionalism, tact, and empathy
    • Proficient in use of personal computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and information systems used to document and record UC information
    • Bilingual (English and Spanish based on service area and service population)

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Current RN license to practice in the state of Texas
    • Nursing experience with pediatrics and adolescents, highly preferred
    • 1-year nursing experience with supervisory or management experience

     

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires sitting and looking and using a computer for long periods of time
    • Position works in a child facility and has constant exposure to children
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

     

    The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Agreement

    The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.

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