Eckerd Connects Girls Academy at Kerr Lake
Eckerd Connects' Girls Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential Program is a gender responsive, complete rehabilitative experience delivered in 4 to 6 months for girls ages 13-17. This 20-bed program is for girls who are referred by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJ). During the 4-6 month stay, the program assists young women in learning the skills and tools needed to successfully re-integrate with their families, and back into their communities. This residential treatment concept combines promising and evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice which has produced an innovative shift in the way youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system. Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and experiential education, community service, behavioral health, and family counseling in a non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral challenges through a strength-based approach. Youth also receive accredited educational services on-site and work together in small group settings with assigned counselors.
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Provides clients with professional health services to include sick call, medical consultation, record review, monitoring, health screening, and health education.
- Provide basic healthcare to clients as defined within the scope of practice.
- Conduct sick call. Identify health problems and provide routine medical care according to established procedures and standing orders.
- Consult with Registered Nurse or physician as necessary in acute, chronic and emergency situations or with any treatment or health care issue that is not within the scope of practice.
- Assist in conducting health screenings and reviewing health assessments and health related admission documents.
- Assist in creating and maintaining Medication Administration Sheets for each client, monitoring for any missing signatures, medication errors, etc. Assure placement into correct MAR book, and file when completed. Monitor medication administration and consult with Nurse concerning adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
- Ensure medications are current and in agreement with the prescribing physician’s orders. Order and obtain needed refills in a timely manner.
- Assist in the systematic and periodic review of client records and health care needs noting:
- Immunization / PPD status
- Past medical history/need for follow-up
- Laboratory studies/diagnostic tests
- Current health care problems with special emphasis on chronic conditions
- Medication and/or food allergies
- Physical exam findings
- Dental/ mental health needs
- Review off site treatment forms, medication administration records, and physician notes for medication orders, documentation and administration.
- Obtain needed health care records.
- Assist with maintaining health/first aid supplies.
- Act as liaison with medical community.
- As required or assigned, transport clients to medical appointments.
Education: Must have successfully completed a state-approved practical/vocational nursing program and hold a current LPN license in the state of employment.
Experience: Two years nursing experience in a school, correctional, doctor’s office, camp, industrial, or public health setting preferred.
Skills: Ability to perform first aid and CPR. Ability to interface with youth and staff effectively. Comfortable and experienced with working in the area of adolescent health care.
Other: Must have appropriate and valid state driver’s license. Must meet state criminal background check requirements.
Physical Demands: Participate in daily office activities and perform required nursing/medical procedures. Must be free of communicable disease as defined by the appropriate state and to the extent that knowledge is attainable under federal law. Must be able to respond to on-property medical emergencies.
Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
• Employee Wellness/Well-Being program
• 9 paid holidays
• Flexible spending accounts
• Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
• Employee Referral Program
• Paid short-term and long-term disability
• Cell phone plan discounts
• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
• Mileage reimbursement
• Voluntary term life insurance
• Flexible work schedules
• Professional group liability insurance
Make more than a Living, Make a Difference
Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families and help children succeed.
Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. Founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, who believed every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become known as the first name in second chances for children and families.