Direct coordination of the provision of appropriate, timely integrated and continuous health services to foster children within the medical department, including the overall functioning of a medical clinic.
- Formalizes a standardized system for medical department utilizing clinical indicators as a measurement of program effectiveness.
- Ensures the criteria are met for the implementation of appropriate health care plans by determining those priorities that should be used in the developing of health plans.
- Ensures that staff is adhering to the mechanism for the reporting of information and the provision of follow-up services.
- Advises on the physical and developmental assessments of new admissions to ensure early detection and referrals.
- Advises staff and foster parents on the care of children with special needs.
- Consults with medical and mental health providers on all aspects of services being provided.
- Researches and updates listing of community medical resources for children and families.
- Provides consultation on emergency issues; clarification of agency policy/procedures and other regulatory guidelines.
- Attends departmental meetings and communicates with staff about pertinent issues.
- Provides preventive health care education to children, foster parents, birth parents and staff.
- Liaison to Social Services staff.
- Supervises nurse care managers, clinic coordinators and medical assistants.
- Supervises staff in
- Proper completion and processing of bills:
- Record keeping, filing and typing
- Ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment
- Requesting medical reports
All other clerical responsibilities
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Nurse currently licensed by the New York State Education Department
three years Pediatric Nursing and/or Community health with Supervisor/Head