Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN)

Exempt, Full Time Position

 

Date Posted: October 2021

Department: Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

A great job opportunity for a registered nurse in the field of Pediatrics!

Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

 

Although Clinical experience is preferable, recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking a Pediatric RN to join our Department of Pediatrics at Community Health Services (CHS). The Pediatric RN will help deliver comprehensive quality patient care according to standards of practice to children and adolescents. The Clinical Director of the department is Dr. Zeev Harel, former Brown University Medical School Professor of Pediatrics. Levels of employees’ engagement and satisfaction in this department are above national average.

Responsibilities:

Provide care to children and adolescents, in collaboration with department physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and pediatric physician assistant.

Assist in triaging patients both in person and on the phone.

Assist pediatric providers with exams, treatments, and procedure as needed.

Administer medications and vaccinations at the order of prescribing provider or under standing orders as established by CHS. Provide patient education as appropriate to the administered medication/vaccination.

Serve as the back-up vaccine coordinator for Department of Public Health.

Accurately document all aspects of patient care in the medical chart in a timely manner.

Coordinate patient care with team members, other departments, and community agencies as necessary.

 

Participate in departmental quality improvement activities and CHS committees.

 

Act as a resource person for medical assistants regarding patient preparations and procedures as needed.

 

Adhere to all CHS’ policies and procedures regarding documentation of medication and information provided to patients.

The incumbent in this position should:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing; an Associate’s Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Possess a valid State of Connecticut RN licensure

  • Have a deep knowledge of nursing practice, coupled with a record of providing high quality, comprehensive, professional clinical care to patients according to established standards and protocols.

  • Have one to two years of nursing experience, preferably in Pediatrics.

  • Preferably, have experience with CT WiZ immunization program

  • Possess the ability to provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population in a collaborative environment.

  • Be able to communicate effectively with patients, peers, and other stakeholders both orally and in writing.

  • Be comfortable using electronic health record and other computer systems.

  • Be willing to perform other duties as assigned.

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:

If you are interested, you’re welcome to contact Dr. Zeev Harel
by email at zeev.harel@chshartford.org or call (860) 249-9625 ext. 743.

  • Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

  • Paid Malpractice

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received all COVID-19 shots necessary depending on the type of vaccination (1 dose for Janssen, 2 doses for Moderna or Pfizer) prior to your first day of employment. In addition, you are required to provide proof of your vaccination status prior to your first day of employment. 

  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation and such accommodation must be reviewed prior to your first day of employment. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is approved, you will be required to submit to weekly PCR testing at least once every 7 days and provide a copy of your negative test result no later than the beginning of your shift each week. 

Community Health Services 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, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.