Full Time
Rockland County
Posted 1 year ago

The Nurse is accountable for assuring the effective and efficient process by which Child Care Providers qualify for licensure for medication administration.

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Job CategoryBiomedical
About Us:We are one of 34 Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) serving all of New York and are dedicated to enhancing the healthy development of all children. We coordinate and plan for local child care services, and provide support to child care providers, parents, businesses and local governments, while advocating at the local, state, and national level for adequate investment! Increasing the supply of high quality child care by providing a broad range of support services to child care providers, CCR&Rs also help families make informed decisions about available child care services.
Job Description:The Nurse is accountable for assuring the effective and efficient process by which Child Care Providers qualify for licensure for medication administration. This includes Medication Administration Training (MAT), policy and procedures set forth in the child care program's health care plan, approval of the health care plan, instruction and monitoring of program's adherence to the health care plan, verification of qualifications of staff approved to administer medication, approval of health care plan as set forth in NYS Office of Child and Family Service (OCFS) regulations. The Nurse oversees the health screening requirements and health procedures at Universal Prekindergarten sites. The Nurse provides technical assistance; workshops and training to programs and providers on the topics addressed in the health care plan, best practices in child care health and supports the goals and endeavors of the Agency. The incumbent will work collaboratively with staff members of CCRR and other agencies.
Primary Responsibilities:Ensure all Child Care Resources of Rockland and NYS Office of Children and Family Services and Rockland County contract responsibilities are being met such as processing incoming paperwork, visits, complaint/violations, and data entry in a timely manner. 2. Keep current on all rules and regulations and other publications and requirements Health Care process, as they are released. 3. Guide all programs and providers on staying compliant. 4. Ensure required visits of programs are completed. 5. Responsible for all compliance issues and follow through with providers and programs. 6. Maintain ongoing contact with providers and programs to include giving technical assistance using a variety of methods such as face-to-face, phone, mail, and email. 7. Collaborate and share information with CCRR staff. 8. Collaborate in generating the Agency Newsletter by submitting an article related to the work upon request. 9. Collaborate with staff from the State, Regional, and local Office of Children and Family Services and other regulatory and governmental agencies. 10. Maintain professional licensures and certifications and expertise related to child care health issues. 11. Provide reports and statistics to Agency and other outside agencies. 12. Identify demographic information by using reports, data, and statistics from the CCRR needs assessment, provider and parent surveys, core services assessment, consumer satisfaction surveys, training evaluations, technical assistance evaluations, the Census Bureau, American Community, and America's Edge. This information will be used to develop operational plans in order to meet identified consumer needs and core administrative services. Ensure operational plans include the development, Position Title: Nurse Status: Exempt Incumbent: Kristin Saunders Department: Program Standards and Support Services Reports To: Director of Program Standards and Support Services Date: 10/1/16 implementation, and evaluation of service delivery outcomes. 13. Coordinate MAT training for the Agency, to include participation in scheduling trainings, promotion of trainings, dissemination of information including grant forms, maintenance of MAT materials and serving as MAT trainer. 14. Develop curriculum for workshops/training sessions personally conducted by the incumbent; collaborate in the development of curriculum when someone other than the incumbent is the trainer/leader/presenter. Curriculum will include training related to the New York State OCFS regulatory component areas; CDA Functional Areas; and the Core Body of Knowledge. 15. Review and record all immunizations for those programs involved in both expanded services and those programs participating in the UPK/State-Funded Full-Day PreK program. Follow through with all immunizations not meeting the standards or in question. 16. Participate in community events and visibilities. 17. Participate in agency events such as the CCRR Annual Meeting and others that are planned. 18. Participate in a variety of internal agency meetings. 19. Maintain personal professional growth and development through a variety of activities. 20. Participate in other projects or activities as assigned.
Position Scope:1. Organization responsibilities (Supervision given/received/freedom to act): Under the oriented direction of the Director of Program Standards and Support Services with some latitude for independent action. Primary work requires advanced knowledge in field of learning, obtained by at least a Associates Degree. No supervision responsibilities. Adhere to all Agency Policies and Procedures. 2. Budget/Fiscal Responsibility: Prepare Health Care Plan Agreements for signature and distribute annually. Collaborate with the Finance Coordinator to ensure timely payments for Health Care Plans. 3. Internal Contacts: Any and all employees of the Agency related to child care health issues; participate in related and jointly conducted activities with other parts of the Agency. 4. External contacts: Contacts with state and local government officials, licensors and regulators; professional associations, state agencies, parents, child care providers, local school staff and others in the effort to provide accurate information, learn about issues impacting child care and child health and advocate for the child care industry.
Necessary Skills:The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and must be a highly motivated self-starter with strong analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated experience thinking strategically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans. Must demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgement in execution of work assignments, and flexibility to work in an environment with widely varying workload levels.
Requirements:1. Current New York State License: MD, PA, NP, RN. 2. Associate's Degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. 3. Successful completion of Medication Administration Training for Trainers. 4. Three years’ experience related to community health, pediatrics, infection control, occupational health and safety, advocacy preferred. 5. Strong writing skills: technical and expository. 6. Knowledge of Office of Children and Family Services regulations, UPK regulations and Head Start Performance Standards preferred. 7. Advanced instructional skills; previous experience in leading groups, training, teaching, presentations, and public speaking. 8. Interpersonal relationship skills, customer service, intercultural competency. 9. Strong computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite of applications. 10. Current CPR certification and First Aid certification preferred.
*Rockland County is a diverse county made up of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Knowledge about or experience with any of Rockland County's diverse cultures is preferred. The ability to speak a second language such as Spanish, Yiddish, Russian or Polish is preferred. Must have valid driver's license and own car. Must be able to work weekends and evenings.
Interested Candidates:Should send an email containing their Name, Email, Phone Number, and interest in the position to

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