Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner
NEW ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN, INC.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning and innovative health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a new satellite Bronx office, which serves children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families. NAC operates an on-site Comprehensive Healthcare Center that includes Article 31 and Article 28 clinics and delivers a range of integrated, interdisciplinary medical and mental health services. A hallmark of the agency is assuring quality and professional strength-based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system.
Title: Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner
Supervisor: Medical Director
The primary functions of the Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner are to:
1. perform administrative functions for the operation of the NAC Medical Diagnostic & Treatment Center (Article 28), ensuring the provision of high-quality services by directing staff with regard to compliance regulations, promoting clinic efficiency, implementing and monitoring policies, procedures and record-keeping, and collaborating with other agency services; and
2. provide clinical supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) who provide care coordination and case management to children served at the agency and their families.
The secondary function of the Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner is to provide direct patient care to the children served at the agency.in its Article 28 Clinic.
The Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner is expected to:
- Oversee the overall provision of nursing care to children and families in the Foster Care, Prevention and Bridges to Health Programs;
- Evaluate and monitor the needs of the service population, work productively with community partners and enhance clinic programming and collaboration to ensure that the needs of children and families are addressed;
- Oversee the training, performance and evaluation of nurses and the health services clerical and support staff in order to ensure maximum efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to requirements for record-keeping and documentation;
- Take responsibility for the recruitment and hiring of well trained, effective and experienced nurses;
- Work collaboratively with the Medical Director, Director of Mental Health, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Quality Improvement and directors of all NAC-based programs providing service delivery to children and families in order to develop and oversee clinic protocols, policies, procedures and systems required for the operation of the Article 28 clinic in order to ensure compliance with all regulations issued by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New York State Department of Health (DOH), New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory organizations;
- Participate as a member of inter-disciplinary teams of social workers, nurses, educators, recreation specialists, mental health professionals and other medical staff to ensure that services meet the needs of each child and family and are of the highest quality;
- Work with the management team to meet the needs of the Department and serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team;
- Work collaboratively with staff at community hospitals, community-based health centers and practices and other child welfare agencies;
- Share responsibility to prepare for audits by the ACS, DOH and other funding sources and regulatory agencies;
- Perform any other duties as may reasonably be required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and meet the needs of the agency and to ensure compliance with regulations; and
- Provide direct patient care, including sexual/reproductive health care, to the children served at the agency – often those with the most complex medical conditions.
A qualified candidate for the position will be a Pediatric or Family Nurse Practitioner with a current New York State NP license.
- Experience in the provision of services within the child welfare system preferred; experience with oversight and administration of Medicaid and Article 28 regulations and systems required. Familiarity with health care funding mechanisms and database software for Medicaid billing is sought.
- Prior supervisory and administrative experience required. Demonstrated experience in establishing policies and systems is highly preferred.
- Experience in working with children with special health care needs is highly desired.
- Experience working in the field of sexual and reproductive health care is highly desired.
- Must be able to multi-task and have excellent organizational skills.
- Creativity is a plus.
- Occasional evening or weekend hours are required. Computer skills are required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please indicate "Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner " in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Mary Ann Code
Human Resources Department
New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at www.nackidscan.org
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