Cape Cod Child Development Nurse-PT in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Description The Program Nurse is responsible for providing health services to preschool children and families in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Department of Early Education and Care, and Cape Cod Child Development Program, Inc. Duties and Responsibilities Collect, track and maintain childrens records including but not limited to physicals, dentals, immunizations as well as Incident reports and health referrals, with Head Start Standards in mind. Assist families with exams and follow-up on medical treatments and services Refer families for medical and dental care as indicated Develop medication and individual health care plans to promote optimum health and safety for children. Conduct required health screenings, primarily hearing and vision, utilizing 45-day deadlines from Head Start Standards. Conduct Health and Safety Checklists in all classrooms in January and May in conjunction with Health Services Director. Identify areas of concern, prepare for, and facilitate family and staff educational opportunities Participate in team meetings, Health and Wellness advisory meetings, Coordinators meetings and Family Support meetings as assigned. Maintain community partnerships to increase access to health and dental services for families and staff, as well as recruitment opportunities for program enrollment. Organize and facilitate dental clinics and flu vaccine clinics. Follow Cape Cod Child Development Program procedures in reporting suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. Enter health data and appropriately utilize tracking systems to prepare monthly and annual reports. Abide by all company policies and procedures as outlined in the Cape Cod Child Development Employee Handbook. Other duties as assigned Requirements Must have thorough knowledge of health, dental and nutritional requirements of preschool children Must be familiar with Head Start Performance Standards and/or Department of Early Education and Care regulations Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job Exhibit good judgment, flexibility, and be organized Have the ability to work with others in a pleasant and professional manner, and be a positive role model to staff, children and parents Be creative in program planning for children and families Have good communication skills and be able to follow complex oral and written directions Knowledge of health-related services and public resources throughout Cape Cod, Wareham and surrounding areas Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software Must have acceptable physical and mental health to carry out the responsibilities of the position Qualifications Current Massachusetts Registered Nursing License with a minimum of Associate of Science degree in Nursing Must possess valid Massachusetts Drivers License and have access to a reliable vehicle for travel to multiple work centers Three to five years related nursing experience Experience in community and/or pediatric nursing preferred