To be a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for youth in detention at Ferris School and New Castle County Detention Center and provides care to these patients through the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform nursing assessments and collect data on adolescent patients on admission and sick call. Manage patients within scope of practice with referral to physician or advanced practice nurse as required. Evaluate plan of care including patient response and outcomes according to established standards.
Assess patient knowledge deficits, identify learning needs, and provide appropriate patient education. Establish and maintain a sound knowledge base of nursing care necessary for patient population.
Respond effectively to emergencies and patient crisis situations.
Adhere to universal precautions, established infection control practices, and established safety policies and procedures. Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, management, physicians and the interdisciplinary health care team.
Manage patient medication and administer dispensation safely and effectively.
Interpret test values and report abnormal values with follow-up in accordance with specific guidelines. Maintain required credentials of CPR, mandatory in service education and required continuing education.
Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Perform other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
Two to three years nursing experience preferred; work experience with adolescents beneficial. Equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, and Nursing Process. Knowledge of Performance Improvement purpose and process.
Ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings during nursing assessments. Ability to perform necessary screening procedures for adolescents.
Ability to act independently within established procedures and guidelines.
Knowledge of and adherence to Universal Precautions.
Knowledge of and adherence to CCHS policies and procedures including Privacy of Health Information practices. Ability to exercise judgment, tact and diplomacy.
Skill in oral and written communication , including typing and basic computer skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in giving and obtaining information in a friendly, cooperative manner. Ability to be a self-starter and prioritize work assignments.
Ability to present a neat, clean appearance at all times.
Ability to be kind, courteous, and understanding in all contacts.
Knowledge of and adherence to security protocols in both the Ferris School and the New Castle County Detention Center. Ability to communicate effectively during crisis situations to patients, staff and the family of patients.
Skill and ability to accurately document nursing assessments, nursing interventions and treatments, as well as appropriate phone conversation content in youth medical records.
Ability to assist in facilitation of teamwork and communication with nursing and facility / corrections staff. Ability to communicate pertinent information to physicians or other institutional staff.
Ability to teach residents formally I informally re: healthy life styles including diet, behavioral and prevention health.
Ability to maintain communication with parents / guardians of residents requiring on-going medical care. Knowledge and ability to collect data and maintain records in accordance with all accreditation efforts. Ability to assist with provision of DYRS staff training re: OSHA and general infection control principles. Knowledge and ability to appropriately report any allegations of abuse.
Internal Number: JR50129
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.