The Ittleson Community Residence (Bronx, NY) provides family, educational, and mental health programming for children ages 8-15 years old who are struggling with emotional disturbances. Our Ittleson Homes provides a family-like environment with a less restrictive level of care, where residents can benefit from an enhanced level of interaction and function within the community.
The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the complete nursing care and all routine medical procedures within the scope of the nursing practice for the residents of Ittleson Center.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performing nursing assessments of residents upon program entry, and annually thereafter; determining the residents' general health condition, identify any risk factors, and providing care for any presenting/out-standing medical issues; providing referrals for follow-up treatments; developing a treatment care plan based on residents' needs; responding to medical emergencies immediately upon notification; performing triage and providing access to all necessary medical treatment; following up to ensure complete recovery Administering prescribed and/or routine medical treatments in line with doctor's orders, and internal agency policies; scheduling clinic appointments; escorting residents to appointments; running medication groups as needed Providing health education, and communicating information regarding good health practices to the residents Liaising between external medical health care providers, schools, other community organizations and the facility with regards to the client's medical needs; performing all necessary charting, and other patient documentation; monitoring lab results for change, and communicating change(s) to the physician Performing comprehensive examination of any resident involved in a restraint; providing advocacy for hospitalized clients Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's in nursing with New York State registration is required; OR RN Experience in a residential setting, or in the mental health field is strongly preferred