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Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

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Company Overview

Want to make a difference in a young person's life? This is a position that is very rewarding in training and mentoring at risk youth.

Job Corps is a government-funded, no cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through academic and career technical training. Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young people, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

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Benefits - full time employees

  • Medical
  • Dental & Vision
  • Employer Match 403b
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Great Dedicated Team to Work With

    Reports to the Health and Wellness Director. Supervised by a Registered Nurse in accordance with state-specific Nurse Practice Act. This is a part-time hourly position. The LVN/LPN works closely with students and nursing staff to apply health and wellness care plans. Demonstrates on-going commitment to preparing young people for the workforce by modeling, mentoring, and monitoring excellence in the eight Career Success Standards of: workplace relations and ethics; information management; communications; multicultural awareness; personal growth and development; career and personal planning; interpersonal skills and independent living.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provides nursing services within the scope of practice for state-specific nurse Practice Act.
    • Performs physical and emotional wellness assessments during walk-in periods.
    • Provides for a wellness care plan that addresses students' needs according to protocol outlined in Health Standing Orders or refers students to the Center Physician/mid-level practitioner.
    • Assists in conducting cursory exams for all new students.
    • Reviews all laboratory results and flags abnormal results for review by the center Physician.
    • Follows protocol for infection control by adhering to the Bloodborne Pathogen Control plan and disinfecting work sites. Ensures the appropriate handling of specimens and equipment, as well as the sterilization of equipment.
    • Documents each encounter with students in their health records.
    • Promotes the wellness concept. Provides counseling/training to students to ensure they understand wellness assessment findings and plans for care. Provides handouts outlining wellness concerns. Conducts wellness groups as required.
    • Attends required staff training sessions.
    • Maintains accountability of staff, students, and property, adheres to safety practices in all areas of responsibility.
    • Cultivates and maintains a climate on center that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

      Education and Experience Requirements:
      • State Licensed Vocational Nurse's License/Licensed Practical Nurse's License and one year's experience as a practicing LVN/LPN.
      • Active, unrestricted license to practice in state where center is located.
      • Prefer two or more years of experience.
        Additional Requirements: Valid State driver's license in the state of employment with acceptable driving record. 40-hour per week minimum coverage and regular attendance as described in the Attendance Policy.Knowledge of nursing practices/procedures. Good organizational skills. Familiarity with medical needs of disadvantaged youth. Ability to carry out instructions with minimal supervision. Must maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to communicate effectively and relate to trainee population. Position requires an ability to operate office equipment. In addition, individual must be able to interact with team members and maintain an effective working relationship with all facility staff and departments.

        Working Conditions: This position involves frequent sitting and occasional standing, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, and running.

        Environmental Demands: Position requires ability to spend 5% of work time outside and 95% of work time indoors; ability to withstand moderate noise levels, including voice levels 90% of work time; ability to work in high temperature settings during the summer months; and ability to work in low temperature settings in winter months.

        Employee Benefits

        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 - 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year - 9 paid holidays - Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% - Flexible spending accounts - Paid short-term and long-term disability - Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Voluntary term life insurance

        Make more than a Living, Make a Difference

        Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. 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, assist young adults, and help children succeed.

        Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

        Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.


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