Youth Residential Nurse

Wittenberg, Wisconsin, us

Company: LSS

Category: Community and Social Service Occupations

Published on 2021-10-21 19:13:00

Job Details


Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI wants you to join the team at Homme Youth and Family Programs, a nationally known treatment program serving children and adolescents dealing with issues of sexual perpetration, delinquency, victimization, AODA, cognitive behavioral issues or dual diagnosis, and independent living support. The position requires flexible day/pm hours Mon.-Fri, available by phone during off hours including weekends.

The Youth Residential Nurse has day-to-day responsibilities for one or more practices within the residential program within the Business Unit. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, effective coordination of day-to-day health and wellness needs of residents, potential direct supervision and performance management of 1-3 staff and their work assignments, ensuring the program meets licensing and/or contract requirements, ensuring agency best practice standards are met. 

In addition, the Youth Residential Nurse, consults, assesses plans, evaluates, and administers first aid care to clients and performs other duties as required. The position works collaboratively with staff involved in medication management. Also receives and distributes psychotropic prescriptions for youth placed in out of home care. 

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Serves as a representative of the agency to internal and external customers regarding the work of Homme programs and services. Trains LSS employees who complete medically related tasks, as a requirement of their job. Ensures program integrity and continuous improvement in these areas. Participates as a member of a team consulting in areas of treatment, medication, and health/wellness of clients. Assess need for acute care for residents. Attends regular meetings with medication prescriber. May administer medications and treatments as prescribed and observes for cause and effect. Provides oversight and consultation. May assess clients upon admission or as needed throughout the individual’s stay to help identify problems. Documents nursing intervention in Evolv and client response and communicates information to involved staff. Maintains accurate, complete records of client mental and physical conditions, nursing care provided, and medication and treatments administered. Maintains client confidentiality and provides a safe and secure environment. Participates in educational programs to remain current with changes in health care. Participates as a member of a quality team and interacts with primary, external and internal clients of the agency in such a way that the client experiences increasing quality.  “On call” – Available to take calls related to medication questions, medical issues, communicable diseases, and serve as a resource person for staff during off hours. May supervise medication administration and ensure programs are following all required guidelines, best practice, and following proper procedures. May provide trainings in such things as proper medication administration, diabetes training, and other topics as needs arise in the program. May delegate additional training beyond the state approved medication training that allows staff to provide such things as injectable or nebulizer medication with proper training, skill demonstration, and ongoing supervision. May provide on-site reviews of medications monthly, quarterly and annually as dictated by all required regulations. Reviews medication errors to identify trends, needed improvements to process, etc. In collaboration with HC and others as needed, may provide basic consultation related to occupational health matters such as infectious disease prevention. Performs other duties as required.


Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care Mileage reimbursement Paid Time Off 10 Paid Holidays Ability to Contribute to 403B Employee Assistance Program Service Awards and Recognition


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Completion of an educational LPN program and credentialed as a NCLEX-PN is the minimum educational requirement. Prefer a minimum of 1 year of experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN), including knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques used in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Working knowledge of the physical and psychological behaviors and needs of clients. Working knowledge of the legal aspects of nursing and how the laws relate to clients. Ability to plan for, participate in, and evaluate total nursing care. This includes critical thinking skills related to assessing individual health needs, symptoms, and behavioral changes to determine when action is appropriate. Experience with medical procedures deemed essential to this position, which may include medication administration, giving shots, maintaining records, providing personal supports, and others as necessary. Ability to complete detailed records and reports accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.


The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements. Current license to practice as a nurse in the applicable state as a LPN or RN and has current NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN Current CPR certification.


 Ability to communicate both in verbal and written format, effectively and efficiently in job.


 Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.


 The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee in this position works in an air-conditioned, multi-use environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 20%. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.









Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Licensed Practical Nurse


Registered Nurse

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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