New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, which serves children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families. We are currently seeking a Pediatric Registered Nurse to work in the communities of families enrolled in our Prevention and Foster Care programs and in our clinics. This position offers highly rewarding experience for nursing professionals who welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with at- risk families within their communities. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of multidisciplinary team of professionals at an innovative agency serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City.
As a member of NAC’s nursing team, the Pediatric Registered Nurse (hereafter referred to as, “nurse”) is responsible for a caseload of children and families. The nurse makes clinical assessments during visits in the community and the clinics, provide anticipatory guidance and health-related education to children, youth and families, and helps coordinate care for children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families. The nurse provides these services during regularly scheduled home visits and on-site in our Article 28 and 31 clinics. Care is delivered in collaboration with NAC’s outstanding teams of social workers, behavior specialists, education specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff, together with providers and other professionals in the community.
In addition, the nurse helps staff NAC’s Article 28 Clinic on a scheduled basis and, when possible, attend scheduled appointments with children and youth on the nurse’s caseload.
Position Type: Full-time, M – Friday, 9am-5pm or 11:30am – 7:30pm. One Saturday shift approximately every 6 weeks.
Pay Range: Based on Experience
Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010)
Department/Program: Comprehensive Health Care Center
Description of Responsibilities:
Make home visits to children in the Prevention and Foster Care Programs, according to program guidelines.
Accompany children and families to selected primary care and pediatric and surgical subspecialty visits, as needed
Attend selected multidisciplinary conferences held in community settings around the health care needs of children and families
Participate in clinic activities to help ensure that encounters occur in a thorough and timely manner.
Obtain and document vital signs; perform venipuncture and collect specimens for various labs; perform vision and hearing screening; administer immunizations as ordered by MD/PNP. Assess and triage children presenting with complaints of illness.
Provide direct care to patients that includes (but is not limited to) providing treatment for asthma, conducting physical assessment in cases of suspected child maltreatment, and delivery of emergency care.
Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing his or her diagnosis, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
Provide education for families on how to optimally care for their children in their home settings, particularly around the children’s special health care needs, with reinforcement as needed.
Collaborate with social workers, education specialists, recreation staff, mental health and other medical professionals, both at NAC and in the community, to assess each child’s health care needs and problems and implement health care plans. Maintain and update those plans as needed, assuring optimal quality of care.
Participate actively in multidisciplinary Clinical Case Conferences.
Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
Provide follow-up on all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to mental health professionals at NAC.
Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all patient care and community based activities.
Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and current New York RN license (in good standing) required
At least one year of post graduate experience in pediatrics, maternal child health, and/or home care required.
Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.
Computer Literacy and experience with using electronic health records required.
Internal Number: 1234
About New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, which serves children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families.