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Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Huntington Park
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture. MEXICAN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION HEAD START PROGRAM POSITION: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) DEFINITION: Under general supervision, this will ensure that children are up-to-date on an age appropriate schedule of well child care and provides expertise and guidance concerning the health and safety of the Head Start child. REPORTS TO: Health Coordinator FLSA STATUS: Non- Exempt GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFIC DUTIES Responsibilities Include: --- Review Health Status and Follow-up: Review, evaluate, and interpret health records and maintain a system for determination of health/dental status with appropriate follow-up for determined needs --- Ensure that each child is up-to-date on a schedule of age appropriate preventative and primary health care --- Determine the need for medical and or dental follow-up and assist the program in obtaining further diagnostic testing, examination and treatment --- Meet with or conduct a phone interview with parents regarding health findings, and assist families in understanding medical information and the need to complete prescribed treatment plans --- Assist families in obtaining needed medical care by making referrals to appropriate community health care providers --- Assist in training staff in hearing and vision screening and tracking the completion and results of screenings --- Work with contracted Registered Nurses to develop and implement individualized health plans (IHPs)--- Track children with health care needs and those that require medication administration at the sites. --- Provide assistance for Family Advocates so that in turn the Family Advocate is able to assist parents and enable them to learn how to obtain any prescribed medications, aids, or equipment for medical and dental conditions --- Coordinate needed training to staff to assist them in including the child and best serve his/her health needs. --- Plan and schedule site visits as needed to observe children who have been referred for health concerns --- Collaborate and communicate with each Family Service Advocate to discuss health requirements based on ChildPlus data reports, documentation and follow-up --- Uses ChildPlus to monitor, track and follow-up on children with health and nutrition needs --- Assist Health Coordinator as needed in development of health, and dental policies and procedures according to the, LACOE GIM's, Performance Standards, Community Care Licensing and other regulations --- Provide health education to parents of children enrolled in the program by participating in parent meetings, home visits, or other methods determined effective --- Plan and prepare health/dental education trainings on determined or requested topics for parents and staff --- Attend staff meetings according to designated schedule --- Attend multi-disciplinary team meeting to discuss treatment plans for children with identifies health plans. --- Maintain regular communication with health & nutrition coordinator --- Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and year end health outcomes data report. --- Communicate with medical providers as needed for prescription or other clarifications regarding medical information. --- Maintain confidentiality in accordance with agency policy and legal requirements; respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, children and providers --- Attend mandated training and meetings and seek out staff development opportunities. --- Perform any other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED A. Education 1. Completion of licensed vocational nursing program from an accredited technical educational institution. B. Experience 1. One year of nursing experience in community health plus nursing administration and supervision. Pediatric or health education preferred. C. Skills 1. Ability to deal with conceptual matter. 2. Ability to plan, organize, allocate and control substantial resources. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation, ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 4. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 5. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Operating System and related software programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)6. Spanish/English fluency required. D. License/Credential/Permit: 1. Current and valid CA license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. 2. Red Cross Basic First Aide Certification and CPR Certificate are preferred. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Must meet State health requirements: Must submit a physical examination clearance at the time of employment. Must also submit verification of T.B. clearance (PPD/Mantoux) at time of employment (issues within sixty days prior to employment), to be renewed every four years. Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and Influenza. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle, and provide evidence of auto liability insurance as required by law. Good driving record. Must possess fingerprints clearance by the Department of Justice (DOJ)/Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Live Scan Agency or State Licensing Agency. Fingerprint clearance must be obtained for continued employment with MAOF. A clearance number revoked by DOJ/FBI or State Licensing Agency will result in immediate termination of employment. CHILD ABUSE REPORT Makes reports of suspected child abuse or neglect, as required by California law. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The Licensed Vocational Nurse is assigned to work at the MAOF Head Start facility, and is expected to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Evenings and weekends may be required to attend community events and fairs to meet the needs of the community MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Huntington Park , LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE, Healthcare , Huntington Park, California

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