Registered Nurse (RN) Counselor

Requisition ID
2017-1391
Job Locations
TN-Linden
Program
Residential-Nursing
Relocation Assistance
Yes
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

Company Overview

 

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 

 

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization

Responsibilities

Program Overview

 

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed).

 

Position Overview

 

  • Under the supervision of the contracted Medical Professional and as per physician orders, takes vital signs, treats wounds and injuries, and evaluates the physical condition of patients. 
  • Oversees and maintains medical charts and documentation for assigned patients monthly to include: vital signs, weight, response and follow-up to consultation(s), response to and side effects of medication(s), etc. designated by Quality Monitoring specifications, in accordance with JCAHO specifications,
  • DHS standards and organizational policies and procedures. 
  • Assists the consulting pharmacist in completing medication reviews and medication closet inspections.
  • Monitors, assesses and documents the health care status of patients and contacts the physician(s) and/or hospital when necessary to arrange other medical treatment. 
  • Develops and facilitates resident education programs, such as personal hygiene, sexuality, infection control, and other relevant topics as needed.
  • Oversees the scheduling of physical and dental exams as well as other medical appointments for residents and coordinates schedules for the psychiatrist(s) and pediatrician.

Qualifications

Requirements

 

High School Diploma or GED equivalent and a Diploma from an accredited RN school of Nursing 
Current Nursing license in the state of Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made in order for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects or tools. The employee frequently is required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move several pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

 

Additional Benefits

 

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 

EOE

 

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