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Milieu Nurse-per Diem

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LOCATION: MILFORD, CT 

 ABOUT US


At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.

 

I.                   PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF PROGRAM:

 

The Kids I.N.N. program serves as a diversionary setting during times of crisis or as a step-down from a more restrictive placement for male and female youth ages 5 - 14. The Safe Haven PSB program is a specialized residential treatment facility treating boys between the ages of 12 17 who exhibit problem sexual behaviors to the extent that they require  a staff secure treatment facility to address their sexual acting out.

 

II.                POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Milieu Nurse provides nursing services and administers medication as needed.  Acts a Mental Health Worker in providing direct care, supervision, behavior management, recreational and therapeutic programming to children in the Shelter Programs when ratios require.

 

III.       ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

1.                  Implements regulations pertaining to physical restraints.

2.                  Provides a safe, orderly and nurturing living experience for children in care.

3.                  Determines, assesses and provides medical care, as permitted under state license and program policies and procedures.

4.                  Is knowledgeable of and implements all programs and medical policies and procedures.

5.                  Notifies supervisor, immediately, regarding crisis situations, including elopements, major aggression and sexual acting out.

6.                  Provides monitoring, assessment and documentation of restraints.

7.                  Provides direct care, supervision, behavior management, recreational and therapeutic programming.

8.                  Provides crisis intervention, de-escalation and restraint techniques when necessary.

9.                  Administers medication, as scheduled by Program Nurse and prescribed by Psychiatrist.

10.              Takes direct charge of any medical emergencies.

11.              Completes nursing assessment for after hours admissions in the absence of the program nurse.

12.              Evaluates the physical condition of children following abuse report/allegations.

13.              Keeps supervisor apprised of any physical or health care issues, which may affect the health and/or safety of children or staff.

14.              Creates and maintains a clean work environment.

15.              Educates staff regarding medical issues, medication administration, medical policy

and procedures, and universal precautions as requested by supervisor.

16.              Attends weekly staff meetings.

17.              Participates in weekly therapeutic groups as a co-facilitator, under the guidance of the clinical staff.

18.              May be mandated to stay beyond the end of shift if coverage is required.

19.              Adheres to the staffing schedule, with the understanding that shift assignments are determined by program needs.

III.             OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

1.         Carries out all additional assignments as directed.

 

IV.             ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

 

         Must be a Registered Nurse for the State of Connecticut who graduated from an accredited school of nursing.

         Must be knowledgeable of applicable standards and regulations.

         Must have knowledge of diverse cultural groups and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

         Must fulfill competency-based training requirements in TCI and the Boys & Girls Village Social Skills Model.

 

V.                PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

         Prior experience working in a group living program, serving children is preferred.

         Previous experience working in pediatric care is also preferred.  

VI.             SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

N/A

 

 

VII.          PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

         Physical Intervention, Restraining when necessary

         Lifting over forty-five pounds

 

VIII.       WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:

         Flexible work schedule is necessary.

Apply Now: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume today!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships are available. Please contact Human Resources at 203-877-0300 for more information and to learn whether we can meet the internship requirements of your school.
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