Nonprofit

Part-Time Early Childhood Head Start Nurse Consultant

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
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Published 10 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Start Date
August 1, 2024
Education
Other Education Requirement

Description

AGC’s Early Childhood (EC) Program is looking for nurse consultant that can support the program by reviewing files and ensuring compliance. Our Head Start program houses 34 students ages 3-5. Total hours: 8-10 a month. These hours can be done monthly, or weekly. 



QUALIFICATIONS:


  • LPN, APN or RN currently licensed
  • Preferred experience with pediatrics and/or early childhood
  • Experience with ChildPlus data management system (preferred)
  • Knowledge of child and family health, which includes prevention concepts, and an interest in learning skills such as hearing and vision testing.
  • An ability to communicate with preschool children, parents, staff and professionals
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Computer data input skills
  • Ability to travel to the center in person
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (Ideal)




RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Monitor medication, medication storage and handling, and medication records on site for each classroom, monthly
  • Work, in conjunction with ECL staff toward the goal of optimum health for children and to help link families into an ongoing health/mental health care source and encourage them to assume responsibility for their own care.
  • Review health children’s health records/documents
  • Review data to ensure preschool students receive medical and dental examinations and other health services as required by regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality of all family and child records and all matters relating to families.
  • Adhere to relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Report incidents or concerns of child abuse and neglect
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by ECL Director 
  • Adhere to all school policies and practices
  • Provide on-site services including (if needed):
  • a. Heights/weights
  • b. Head circumference for EHS
  • c. Blood pressure
  • d. TB risk questionnaires
  • e. Lead risk questionnaires
  • f. Hemoglobin pulse-ox screenings



In collaboration with AGC’s Health Worker, ensure that: 

  • Ensure individual health plans are implemented based on information obtained from medical providers and with input from caregivers.
  • When applicable, counsel parents regarding health issues/problems
  • When applicable, conduct a student observation (requested by center)
  • Conduct health in-service training to program staff (one meeting at the beginning of the school year)
  • Conduct health education training for parents (one meeting a year)
  • Review health records (e.g., referrals, immunizations, injury, and illness) for up to date status of health program/children
  • Collaborate to establish partnerships with community medical and dental providers
  • Serve as an advocate for child health.
  • Model positive health practices to staff, children and parents.
  • Promote environmental health and safety in the center.

AGC’s Early Childhood (EC) Program is looking for nurse consultant that can support the program by reviewing files and ensuring compliance. Our Head Start program houses 34 students ages 3-5. Total hours: 8-10 a month. These hours can be done…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish (Ideal)

Bilingual English/Spanish (Ideal)

Location

On-site
4942 W 44th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USA

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