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Posted Apr 12
Graham Windham

Nurse Practitioner P/T – Westchester Campus

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, United States Part Time

About Graham Windham

In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.

Graham Windham is one of the first organizations in the New York City to implement Solution -Based Casework (SBC). Solution -Based Casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence, and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.

Our Treatment Philosophy
Given the frequency of serious life stressors and trauma in the lives of the children and families we serve, we believe that effective treatment services are an essential part of quality child welfare practice, which when thoughtfully and effectively implemented plays a critical role in advancing safe permanency for our children and youth.

About the Position
Graham Windham seeks an experienced Nurse Practitioner to provide quality medical care to the children and adolescents placed in the agency’s care.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that medical services are provided per mandated timelines, records are kept up to date per mandated standards and the program is ready for internal and external audits (Including Medical review by ACS; PES/EQUIP medical review by ACS and COA review).
  • In collaboration with the campus health service team, develops and implements a health education curriculum and training program, focusing on human development, preventive medical care, hygiene, AIDs/HIV and family planning/pregnancy prevention.
  • Demonstrates increasing fidelity to Solutions Based Casework and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). Attends and is an engaged participant in all scheduled trainings and coaching sessions. Works from a “kids do well if they can” frame of reference and proactively engages with youth and adults in problem solving discussions.
  • Obtains and maintains certification as an OSHA trainer; provides annual OSHA training to Westchester based agency employees.
  • Provides primary medical care to the children and adolescents of the Westchester based programs. This includes, but is not limited to physical examinations, assessments, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; communicating with community-based medical professionals, families and staff members of other disciplines to ensure ongoing quality delivery of health services.
  • Provides medical care according to standards set by OCFS/ACS, including health education, HIV screening, counseling and treatment.
  • Collaborates with the contracted physician on site and/or communicates with medical professionals in the community as necessary in managing care for the children; reviews past medical histories and immunization records; writes treatment plans.
  • Monitors medication storage and handling.
  • Oversees the ordering of immunizations and ensures compliance with DOH standards.
  • Evaluates and assesses injuries for state investigated cases of alleged abuse; provides reports when requested, including photo documentation when necessary.
  • Refers children for consultations and follows up as necessary. Monitors the children’s complimentary services (i.e. medical, dental, hearing, endocrinology, etc.) provided by community-based hospitals/clinics/agencies to ensure quality services are received; including review of written feedback provided post-appointments.
  • Reviews monthly orders for prescriptions& reorders as needed.
  • Collaborates with the various members of the youth’s interdisciplinary team (i.e. permanency planning, residential, clinical, administration, the school) and is an active participant in promoting a youth’s health and wellness.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed Nurse Practitioner; Master’s of science degree in nursing; (MSN) is preferred; Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with children especially adolescents; Valid CPR certification; Valid American Red Cross First Aid Certification; Valid state driver’s license; NYS prescriptive rights.

Part-time position; Salary commensurate with experience. Graham Windham offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more.

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