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Agency Nurse

Company: Head Start
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position Overview: Provides health services and support to children, families and staff to ensure compliance of Head Start Performance Standards and the State of Michigan Licensing Rules and Regulations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following: -- Assists in monitoring each participant---s status with relation to Early and Periodic Screen, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) requirements and supports families in securing needed services. Assists with monitoring to ensure the accuracy of child health files and data records. Integrate health education into the total Head Start program by providing training and resources for staff and families. -- Assists in the development of individualized health care plans. -- Collaborates with Health Advisory Committee to identify community and program needs in the area of health services. -- Collaborates with appropriate agencies and health professionals to coordinate the administration of health services. -- Monitors and supports the implementation of health services at sites. -- Identifies and utilizes state and local resources to assist in the implementation of Head Start Performance Standards and the State of Michigan Licensing Rules and Regulations. -- Performs required health screenings. -- Provides trainings for staff and parents. Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities. Required Education and Experience: Current Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in the state of Michigan. Must apply for liability insurance within 30 days of hire. Experience working with children and families preferred. Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Adaptability Critical Thinking Customer Oriented Organization Teamwork Physical Requirement: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Human Resources Department. Company Description About Us: Head Start for Kent County is a non-profit agency that provides holistic, family-centered services to low-income families in Kent County. The agency receives Federal funds to manage both Head Start and Early Head Start programs. These early childhood programs support the well-being and development by focusing on: Education, Nutrition, Medical and Dental Care, Parent Involvement and Social Services. By applying best practices in the early childhood field, we prepare families and their young children for success in school and life. Benefits & Perks: See our FULL LIST of benefits here https://hs4kc.org/employee-perks/ Some of our benefits include: Health insurance, Dental, Vision, Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) Contribution, Paid Holidays, Paid Personal Time, Paid Sick Time, Paid Vacation Time Ability to work from home on Agency Snow Days Our Culture: The backbone of any program is only as good as the quality of the personnel. Head Start for Kent County hires qualified, passionate, and dedicated individuals. No matter what position you---re in, our staff are invested in serving the children and family at the heart of our mission. Head Start expects the staff to grow as well as the students, therefore provides many hours of professional development each year. Value Ourselves and Others: In addition to the opportunity to serve families and children, Head Start for Kent County provides a competitive salary and excellent benefit packages to our valued employees. Core Values: Integrity: As an agency we uphold strong moral principles and integrity as a standard of our profession. Competence: We continue to demonstrate the characteristics and skills to improve the effectiveness of our work. Professionalism: We believe that professionalism is the key to quality. Humanitarianism: Our belief is that every human has value We act on this belief by serving the well-being (mental, emotional, and physical) of each individual. Commitment: We are dedicated to building meaningful relationships and impacting lives Respectfulness: We strive to honor and value each individual for who they are and how they want to be treated

Keywords: Head Start, Wyoming , Agency Nurse, Healthcare , Wyoming, Michigan

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