Director of Nursing services
The Director of Nursing Services is funded as a full-time staff position under the supervision of the Executive Director. The Director of Nursing Services promotes and restores the child victim’s health by completing the medical assessment and examination process, collaborating with multidisciplinary team members, and providing physical & psychological support to the child and their families.
Skills/Qualifications: Registered nurse with at least 2 years of clinical experience. Must have a current active Oklahoma Nursing license without restrictions. Must have completed or in the process of completing the 40 hour pediatric SANE training and recommended clinical training with proof of completion. General knowledge of pediatric development.
Specific tasks and responsibilities of the Director of Nursing Services include, but are not limited to:
Provide acute and non-acute sexual assault exams as established in the Abbott House (AH) medical protocol and by following the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) national medical standards
Provide acute and non-acute physical abuse and neglect exams as established in the AH medical/CAC protocols
Provide Wellness/Reassurance exams as established in the medical protocols or as requested by the Multidisciplinary team (MDT) members or deemed appropriate by staff
Provide developmental and mental health screenings when needed
Familiar with evidence collection, chain of custody and medical legal responsibilities as a forensic nurse examiner
Facilitate the education of MDT members, community partnering agencies and the community at large, regarding the medical assessment process, availability, and protocols of the AH medical program
Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
Documents patient care services by charting in patient records using the CAC database, NCATrak
Maintains patient confidentiality and follows all HIPAA guidelines
Maintains a cooperative relationship among our community partners by communicating medical information, responding to medical assessment requests, building rapport with partners, educating the community and participating in team problem-solving methods
Educate the multidisciplinary and investigative teams when needed regarding medical assessments and importance of overall health of the child victim
Provide courtroom testimony as fact or expert witness as needed
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques
Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies, using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job duties
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and CEU trainings to maintain certifications
Mary Abbott Children’s House, is in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.