PLN 1000

Nurse II ( Hybrid )

Hollywood, 5000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Req #226
Monday, April 15, 2024

About PLN

Founded on Skid Row in 1980, Para Los Niños provides education and wraparound support, serving over 10,000 children, youth, and families annually in some of the most underserved areas in Los Angeles. PLN fosters pathways to success by striving for excellence in education, family support, and comprehensive social-emotional, and community-based services.

Through early education, TK-8th grade education, youth workforce services, and family and community services Para Los Niño’s’ model provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to break the cycle of poverty and help children and youth thrive.

Position Overview 

Under the direct supervision of the Health & Nutrition Coordinator, the Nurse ensures the timely and effective delivery and documentation of health-related services to Para Los Niños EHS/HS children and families. The nurse will be expected to collaborate with outside health professionals to establish partnerships that can support children and families to receive all necessary medical and dental services and documentation.  
Guiding Philosophy 
  • Carries out the Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/CEO and Board of Directors of Para Los Niños.
  • Carries out Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start/Early Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE contract.
  • Always adheres to professional conduct at all times (e.g., proper tone and language use in the classrooms/site, respectful, proper for children, parents, and peers at all times.
  • Attends/participates in: 1) Professional Development Activities, 2) Supervision, and 3) Individualized Professional Development Goals/Activities. 
Essential Functions:  Health Services and Monitoring
  • Ensure PLN EHS/HS complies with the health and safety-related regulations in the Head Start/Early Head Start Act and Performance Standards and mandates in the LACOE GIMS.
  • Ensure PLN Head Start/Early Head Start complies with the health and safety-related California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) regulations.
  • Ensures the implementation of mandated and recommended childcare health and safety standards (e.g., CCLD regulations, Caring for Our Children (CFOC) 3rd Edition, and other childcare health and safety resources).
  • Under the guidance of the HNC, completes quarterly health-related classroom monitoring for compliance and coordinates corrective activities with the Health/Nutrition Coordinator as needed to ensure program compliance.
  • Engages in the timely and effective review of the health component of child files per mandated timelines outlined in policy and procedures.
  • Reviews medical histories and maintains recordkeeping on ChildPlus (CP) and central files for all new and returning children.
  • Under the guidance of the HNC, completes Tier I and Tier II monitoring activities as required by LACOE and the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Utilizes CP data management systems to track and monitor cases and the effectiveness of service delivery.
  • Completes 90-day reviews for all new and returning children’s health documents based on LACOE GIM’s and mandated timelines.
  • Monitors children’s immunization status to ensure compliance with immunization requirements and California reporting.
  • Completes health referrals in a timely manner as needed to ensure compliance of health services.
  • Creates individualized health plans (IHP’s) in collaboration with health providers and parent/guardians.
  • Completes medication administration check-in process and all required documentation according to LACOE health policies.
  • Enters health data into CP according to the mandated timelines and in accordance with the ChildPlus manual.
  • Works in partnership with FSS and HSCS, to maintain and update child health records to ensure compliance for health services.
  • In partnership with HNC, identifies and tracks children with medications in the classroom.
  • Conducts periodic medication administration monitoring.
  • Partners with the HNC to prepare the LACOE Monthly Health Status Report.
  • Reviews and updates any Critical Health changes in ChildPlus monthly.
  • Performs tuberculosis (TB) risk assessments as needed for children in EHS/HS.
  • Helps FSS/HSCS to perform vision and hearing screenings and growth assessments as required.
Essential Functions: Child and Family Support
  •  In Partnership with FSS, help to support and encourage families to follow through with the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule for Health Assessment Requirements by Age Groups.
  •  Communicates any health needs of students to AS and teaching staff including the development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized health care plans (IHPs).
  • Conducts follow-up with parents/guardians for suspected or identified medical concerns or if a child is consecutively absent due to medical reasons. 
  • Interprets doctor’s orders and discusses health plan with parents and teachers to ensure child’s safety and well-being.
  • Assists with linking families to community health care systems to ensure that children will continue to receive on-going health care.
  • Communicates with parents, FSSs, HSCS, HNC and teachers regarding children’s health and dental status.
  • Supports and responds to parent/guardians' questions or concerns related to the health of their child.
  • Assists the Health/Nutrition Coordinator in the preparation of the annual Health Services Action Plan.
  • In partnership with the HNC, plans and implements staff and parent education materials and meetings. 
Essential Functions: Training 
  • Works in partnership with FSS and HSCS to provide support, training, and mentoring related to health requirements outlined in the Health GIM and the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Assists in annual training of Vision & Hearing Equipment for FSS and HSCS.
  • In partnership with HNC, participates in the development, planning and delivery of mandated preservice health trainings for all staff.
  • Performs the annual Medication Administration training for preservice including a hand on demonstration with teaching staff for Epi-Pens, Inhalers and other medications to meet program needs.
  • Provides medication administration training and education to teaching staff as needed at preservice and throughout the program year as needed. 
Other Requirements
  • Participates in continuing education activities when applicable for maintaining a license or certificate.
  •  Other duties as assigned by HNC to meet program needs.
Qualifications Guidelines: Experience, Education/Training/Certification 
  • The nurse must be a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) and have two to three years’ experience in health services (administering or providing direct service), preferably in pediatrics, bachelor’s in nursing health education required.
  • Hold current nursing license • Current certification in CPR/First Aid.
  •  Has Knowledge of health and safety mandates in the Head Start/Early Head Start Act (EHS/HS) and Performance Standards.
  • Has knowledge of health and safety-related California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) regulations.
License/Special Requirements
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure per state requirements.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Speaking Preferred.
  • DOJ Clearance.
  • TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.
  • Physical Health Screening.
  • Vaccines (measles, pertussis, annual influenza, covid-19).
Education and Certification Requirements
  • The nurse must have three years’ experience in health services (administering or providing direct service).
  • Hold current nursing license. 
  • Current certification in in CPR/First Aid.
  • Has Knowledge of health and safety mandates in the Head Start/Early Head Start Act and Performance Standards.
  • Has knowledge of health and safety-related California Community Care Licensing Division regulations. 
Special Requirements  
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desirable. 
  • TB test clearance to be renewed every two years. 
  • Verification of Immunizations required by the California Department of Health (Pertussis, Measles and Influenza) 
  • DOJ clearance and all other required background checks 
  • Understanding of and ability to use technology such at Learning Genie and other agency required programs. 
  • Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).  Valid California Driver License.  State required automobile insurance coverage. 

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily.   

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.    
  • Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend.  
  • Must be able to speak and hear well.    
  • Good vision is imperative.    
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.    
  • Employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance  

Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff  

Candidates for employment at Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following: 
  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance. 

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. 

Other details

  • Job Function Full Time
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $69,638.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $90,561.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Hollywood, 5000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States of America