Maryhurst provides treatment programs for severely traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. Children in our care turn to risk-taking behaviors to cope with their pain. These behaviors can include such actions as running away, truancy, suicidal gesturing, delinquency, and substance abuse. Their issues are further complicated by years of multiple placements in foster care and hospital settings. In fact, prior to their involvement with Maryhurst, any one of our children is likely to have experienced an average of 20 out-of-home placements. We work hard to provide consistency, structure, and love for children. It is because of this philosophy and the hard work of staff and volunteers that our programs are successful. Today Maryhurst provides nine different programs that address the unique needs of more than 600 children and their families.
(This is a Nursing position, but internally it will be called the Care Navigator.)
The Nurse/Care Navigator is responsible for overseeing the direct medical care offered and provided to Medically Complex clients. Medically complex individuals display multiple major medical problems, and/or multiple specialty team or service involvements. The Nurse/Care Navigators primary function is to navigate care for clients who require constant medical or nursing supervision for monitoring, as a result of the complexity of their condition and/or the quantity of oral drugs and therapy they require and receive. The Nurse/Care Navigator will be responsible for the coordination of family-centered, comprehensive care that is either hospital-based or community-based. May require one or more of the following services: physiotherapy, dietitian, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, social work, and nursing. Medically Complex clients may not have a clear overriding diagnosis which accounts for all of the medical conditions and require periodic assessments, because complexity of care needs, which may change over time. The Nurse/Care Navigator may share on-call duties as needed..Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in social service field or related degree preferred. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in state of KY. A minimum of 2 years experience in a treatment-oriented/medical setting preferred. Must possess a valid state drivers license. Must be available to transport clients, as needed, in own automobile. Flexible schedule is required. Mostly 1st and 2nd shifts, Monday-Friday. Early morning, late night, or weekend hours are sometimes required for training. On call responsibilities. Current certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers. Competent in the use of Universal Precautions. Training in non-physical interventions.