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Program Nurse for Unaccompanied Children's Program (LTGH) - Pediatrics

Company: Maryville Academy
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Program Nurse for Unaccompanied Children's Program (LTGH)About Maryville Academy

Maryville is a human services organization established as an orphanage by the Archdiocese of Chicago following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. As a childcare organization rooted in Catholic social teaching, Maryville is dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of children at every age. Our mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth. Our six service areas include: Behavioral Health, Early Childhood, Educational Services, Family Services, J--venes Adelante (Youth Moving Forward) and Residential Services. Our services are offered in Chicago, Bartlett and Des Plaines. We offer many opportunities for growth, a rewarding experience and an excellent benefits package

About the Long-Term Group Home

The Long-Term Group Home (LTGH) is one of Maryvilles contributions to the safety and well-being of children globally. Boys and girls displaced by war, violence, abuse or chronic poverty find a home at Maryville when there is no family member to care for them. Maryvilles group homes for boys and girls ages 12 through 17 offer a trauma-informed environment that permits New Americans to develop their skills and talents in a community of support and safety. The Maryville Long-Term Group Home is federally sponsored through the Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement and ensures that the childrens physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological well-being is protected.

About Program Nurse Position

The Program Nurse for Unaccompanied Children Programs is responsible for assuring the provision of quality health services for Maryville youth according to the standards and guidelines of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The Program Nurse is expected to apply knowledge in the field of nursing for the benefit of a diverse group of children. Position requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.


* Follows Maryville Academy Standard Medical Operating Procedures.

* Monitors health care delivery to children at assigned sites, including:Initial Medical Examination (IME), attention to medical complaints, including on-site nurse to child attention and timely implementation of recommendations from medical consultations.

* Medication administration, storage, documentation and consents.

* Delivery of prescribed patient care.

* Follow-through on physicians' orders, prescription and lab work in an accurate and timely manner.

* Attention to medical clearance system for safe and timely family reunification, including coordination with program and case management; and

* Accurate entry to patient medical record system, using ORR portal system.

* Conducts staff training on the Administration of Medical Monitoring (AMM).

* Develops and presents medical workshops and trainings.

* Communicates with the therapists, dietician(s), and psychiatrist(s) and all members of the multi-disciplinary team; participates in internal case staffing.

* Participates in treatment team meetings, management team meetings and quarterly review staffing as needed.

* Implements Maryvilles Zero Tolerance of Sexual Abuse policy; initiates professional trauma-informed response in the event of sexual abuse.

* Implements necessary residential adaptation including medical isolation, when indicated.

* Schedules timely medical appointments, as per ORR policy and Maryville schedule systems.

* Accompanies children to medical appointments as needed.

* Maintains communication, consultation and appropriate notification with the health division of ORR.

* Remains knowledgeable to communicable disease, pandemics, epidemics and other public health hazards that could affect the LTFC population.

* On-call 24 hours as needed, for crisis situations.

* Participates in continued performance quality improvement; and

* Performs other work-related duties as assigned.



* Minimum of Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensed Registered Nurse, preferred.

* One-year experience in pediatric nursing.

* Physical assessment course work preferred.



Skills /Knowledge:

* Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

* Proven teamwork capacity, both with nurse colleagues and program staff.

* Basic computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

* Current certification in infant/child/adult CPR; and

* Bilingual English/Spanish language competency preferred

Physical Demands:

* Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods; able to walk up and down stairs;
* Required to lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds;
* Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.

Must possess the ability to provide physical restraint for students threatening to harm themselves or others.

Environment and Scheduling:

* Work is performed in designated program;
* Duties involve contact with youth who may be traumatized;
* Will be scheduled to work on weekends and/or holidays.


All employees who have access to health information whose confidentiality is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required by the Rule to receive training so that they have an understanding and knowledge of the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities and of the group health plans policies and procedures that impact on their job duties. Site specific training on requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the plans health information policies and procedures under the direction of the plan privacy officer may be required for this position based upon site specific requirements. Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Management retains the right to add to or change the duties at any time.

Keywords: Maryville Academy, Des Plaines , Program Nurse for Unaccompanied Children's Program (LTGH) - Pediatrics, Healthcare , Des Plaines, Illinois

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