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Nurse Administrator

Company: Children's Aid
Location: Bronx
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Bronx Health Services and Foster Care (910 East 172nd Street) $130,000 - $135,000/yearPOSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Nurse Administrator (Medical Foster Care Program) role is to work within the local community and lead agency structure to assure that the MFC Program is implemented in accordance with established guidelines and contract requirements. Additionally, the Nurse Administrator will employ best practices in staff supervision and staff development, to provide primary support and appropriate oversight to the nurse case managers, and to model a strengths-based, client-centered culture. RESPONSIBILITIES: Staffing and Education

  • Oversees the recruitment and hiring of all nurse case managers, nursing assistant supervisors, and support staff ensuring that they can implement the MFC philosophy and model.
  • Ensures that all staff attend all required MFC education sessions.
  • Assesses and develops strategies to address knowledge and skill gaps of nurse case managers, nursing assistant supervisors, and support staff.
  • Provides adequate orientation, professional development opportunities and study time to remediate gaps in necessary knowledge and skill.
  • Assigns client caseloads and monitors nurse case manager's ability to build and manage caseload.
  • Monitors assistant nursing supervisor's ability to provide staff supervision and client intake
  • Provides useful feedback, and develops a plan with staff to address performance and resolve issues when they arise.
  • Builds confidence and skill of nurse case managers.
  • Provides supervision and evaluation of nurse case managers, nursing assistant supervisors, and administrative support staff (including time and leave, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, etc.).
  • Effectively assists nurse case managers and nursing assistant supervisors in analyzing complex problems and case situations. Program Intake
    • Screens and assesses appropriateness of placement requests from ACS
    • Identifies and matches resources for home placement, along with home finder
    • Introduces foster parents to foster children prior to placement
    • Arranges for initial foster parent health education and skills building.
    • Creates implements and maintains a care plan for each identified problem at intakes Budget and Contracts
      • Monitors budget to ensure compliance with fidelity to MFC model and contract agreements.
      • Understands and actively participates in monitoring MFC contract with the agency.
      • Researches, develops and monitors contracts with outside vendors for services to MFC clients
      • Oversees and approves appropriate home care, pharmacy, equipment, and supplies for foster children. Community awareness, support, and referral systems
        • Actively participates in all MFC-related ACS policy meetings.
        • Develops and maintains community referral sources for the MFC Program.
        • Develops and implements external and internal systems to assure timely receipt and disposition of referrals to and from the MFC Program, in collaboration with the referral coordinators.
        • Working within agency and within budget and contract specifications, ensures that MFC staff have the right tools to do their job effectively.
        • Manages organizational structure and systems adequately so that case managers may stay focused on clients.
        • Is proactive with local, state, and national issues that may affect sustainability of program. Quality Improvement and Evaluation
          • Oversees and ensures timely and accurate medical record documentation.
          • Reads and interprets reports; shares appropriately with team and partners.
          • Ensures implementation of quality improvement strategies.
          • Develops methods for ongoing assessment of staff development needs; compares available data to structure appropriate continuing education and guidance of staff.
          • Provides routine surveillance of potential client care incidents.
          • Evaluates implementing agency outcomes and interventions. Create and Maintain MFC Nursing Culture
            • Maintains relationships based on trust, support and growth with team colleagues and community members.
            • Works collaboratively with nurses, social workers, administrative staff, doctors and community health care providers.
            • Takes a leadership role in Program-Based Health Center meetings, monthly foster care supervisors and staff meetings, Family Team Conferences, and other CAS site meetings.
            • Ensures that supervision of MFC nurse case managers utilizes principles and concepts of motivational interviewing, coaching and reflective practice (modeling therapeutic relationships, change theory, self-efficacy, client centered, strength based, and solution focused approaches).
            • Develops and implements regular reflective practice supervision within the program and conducts field visits.
            • Ensures that own reflective practice and ongoing professional and personal development needs are addressed.
            • Provides regular case conferences and team meetings.
            • Ensures rewards and incentives are aligned with goals of program. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
              • Bachelor's Degree required.
              • NYS Licensed Registered Nurse.
              • 7-10 years' experience in pediatric nursing; with special needs children a plus, including 5 years of increasing supervisory experience.
              • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
              • Goal oriented with strong time management skills
              • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
              • Bilingual (Spanish) ability a plus. Requirements:

Keywords: Children's Aid, New Rochelle , Nurse Administrator, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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