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Current Openings:

Residential Treatment Specialist (RTS)

  • Full-time with benefits – Swing and Overnight shifts available
  • Part-time flex schedules also available
  • Starting pay: $10.00 with an increase to at least $10.50 after successfully completing a 90-day introductory period
  • At Northwest Children’s Home, we have developed a career ladder, allowing the employee to have control over their advancement in the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:  State licensure requires that Residential Treatment Specialists must be at least 21 years of age and must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree in relevant human services field is preferred.  Paid experience in dealing with children/youths in groups is desirable. Must have a desire to work with emotionally reactive population.

Housekeeper

QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in housekeeping, with experience in institutional housekeeping preferred.  Ability to perform essential functions of the job.  Ability to work cooperatively with agency personnel in the treatment units and to respect resident rights.  State licensure requires employees be at least 21 years of age and must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Deep clean the residential units and Lewiston Education Center as assigned.  Perform light maintenance duties within the units, such as painting.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ABILITIES NEEDED FOR THE JOB (for illustrative purposes only):

  1. Move furniture, including beds, refrigerators, washers and dryers, for the purpose of cleaning behind and under them.
  2. Thoroughly clean walls, windows, bathroom fixtures, floors, corners, toilets, showers, safe rooms, and other surfaces and areas as needed.
  3. Lift form the floor and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds, including carrying objects up and down stairs.
  4. Safely handle chemicals required to clean and sanitize the residential units.  Work safely in and around fumes from chemicals and fresh paint, using masks and protective gear as needed.
  5. Follow training provided by the agency to help prevent the spread of diseases, including cleaning up and disposing of bodily fluids.  Comprehend and follow agency policies and procedures as they relate to maintenance, cleaning, safety, and confidentiality.
  6. The Housekeeper position does not include regular daily cleaning activities/chores performed by house staff and residents.

Registered Nurse

Part-time, non-exempt position.  3pm – 7pm 5-days per week plus on-call duties.  Days of week are negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS: BSN preferred, AD or diploma with current Idaho licensure with commensurate experience in related field. Nursing in psychiatric or pediatric inpatient unit with exposure to troubled adolescents or children. Background in health assessment skills such as doctor’s office or public health preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, and working with medical and psychiatric consultants, the nurse is responsible for administering a system of health services delivery for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents.

This position also requires cooperation and interrelation with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team to facilitate continuum of treatment.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (for illustrative purposes only)

  1. At admission, compile comprehensive medical history for assigned residents, including relevant family medical history, birth and motor development, previous medical treatment, including medications or diagnostic procedures, immunization status, and audiogram.
  2. Perform a Nursing Assessment and dietary screening to be used to determine what other examinations and tests are indicated and make referrals to consulting professionals, including physical, vision, and dental exams, dietary consult, and public health department, within guidelines of policies and procedures.
  3. Initiate contact and ensure provision of direct nursing care services ordered by consulting physicians.
  4. Maintain documentation of medical billing, allergies, medications, and authorizations for emergency treatment and provide this information to residential units, activities and education departments as necessary.
  5. Maintain documentation, utilizing medication record and progress notes as directed by behavior of resident.
  6. Perform on-going nursing audit on the medical portion of the chart.
  7. Be involved in all treatment plans related to medical issues.
  8. Respond timely to requests from residential units, therapists, and program managers to assist in emergency or acute psychiatric care.
  9. Respond timely to requests from residential units, therapists, and program managers to assist in emergency or planned hospitalization of residents.
  10. Respond timely to requests for assessments ore examinations relative to resident illness or injury.
  11. Participate in an on-call nursing rotation and respond to requests for assistance after hours. On-site response is required for serious illness or injury such as the possibility of fractures or paralysis.  When weighing thee determinations, consideration must be given to those issues where failure to respond may be considered medical neglect, thus incurring liability for the agency.
  12. Maintain an on-going inventory of medical supplies and equipment and inform the Nursing Supervisor when supplies should be ordered.
  13. As necessary, set up medications to be administered by non-medical personnel in the residential, activities and education programs.
  14. Monitor and document responses to medications, including side effects, vital signs, behavior changes, and treatment reporting to appropriate team members as indicated, and involving physicians as needed.
  15. Retain written authorizations as needed for psychopharmacological medication regimen from parents/guardians.
  16. Attend unit meetings when necessary to inform staff of treatment issues that have medical implications and to provide or accept feedback when necessary to the rest of the treatment team.
  17. Assess all residents who are administered emergency medication.
  18. Provide on-call coverage to campus as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.
  19. Coordinate nursing concerns, medication orders, and appro­priate written reports for all new admissions, transfers, and off-campus passes.
  20. Attend nursing meetings, contribute issues and formulate plans for resolving problems; assist in follow-up as directed by the Nursing Supervisor.

Registered Nurse - PRN

Non-exempt PRN position with on-call duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: BSN preferred, AD or diploma with current Idaho licensure with commensurate experience in related field. Nursing in psychiatric or pediatric inpatient unit with exposure to troubled adolescents or children. Background in health assessment skills such as doctor’s office or public health preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, and working with medical and psychiatric consultants, the nurse is responsible for administering a system of health services delivery for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents.

This position also requires cooperation and interrelation with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team to facilitate continuum of treatment.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (for illustrative purposes only)

  1. At admission, compile comprehensive medical history for assigned residents, including relevant family medical history, birth and motor development, previous medical treatment, including medications or diagnostic procedures, immunization status, and audiogram.
  2. Perform a Nursing Assessment and dietary screening to be used to determine what other examinations and tests are indicated and make referrals to consulting professionals, including physical, vision, and dental exams, dietary consult, and public health department, within guidelines of policies and procedures.
  3. Initiate contact and ensure provision of direct nursing care services ordered by consulting physicians.
  4. Maintain documentation of medical billing, allergies, medications, and authorizations for emergency treatment and provide this information to residential units, activities and education departments as necessary.
  5. Maintain documentation, utilizing medication record and progress notes as directed by behavior of resident.
  6. Perform on-going nursing audit on the medical portion of the chart.
  7. Be involved in all treatment plans related to medical issues.
  8. Respond timely to requests from residential units, therapists, and program managers to assist in emergency or acute psychiatric care.
  9. Respond timely to requests from residential units, therapists, and program managers to assist in emergency or planned hospitalization of residents.
  10. Respond timely to requests for assessments ore examinations relative to resident illness or injury.
  11. Participate in an on-call nursing rotation and respond to requests for assistance after hours. On-site response is required for serious illness or injury such as the possibility of fractures or paralysis.  When weighing thee determinations, consideration must be given to those issues where failure to respond may be considered medical neglect, thus incurring liability for the agency.
  12. Maintain an on-going inventory of medical supplies and equipment and inform the Nursing Supervisor when supplies should be ordered.
  13. s necessary, set up medications to be administered by non-medical personnel in the residential, activities and education programs.
  14. Monitor and document responses to medications, including side effects, vital signs, behavior changes, and treatment reporting to appropriate team members as indicated, and involving physicians as needed.
  15. Retain written authorizations as needed for psychopharmacological medication regimen from parents/guardians.
  16. Attend unit meetings when necessary to inform staff of treatment issues that have medical implications and to provide or accept feedback when necessary to the rest of the treatment team.
  17. Assess all residents who are administered emergency medication.
  18. Provide on-call coverage to campus as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.
  19. Coordinate nursing concerns, medication orders, and appro­priate written reports for all new admissions, transfers, and off-campus passes.
  20. Attend nursing meetings, contribute issues and formulate plans for resolving problems; assist in follow-up as directed by the Nursing Supervisor.

How to Apply

419 22nd Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
phone: 208.743.9404 ext 203
fax: 208.746.4955

What is a Residential Treatment Specialist?