Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of health services in accordance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and other applicable federal, state and local requirements.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Plans, develops and coordinates health services for children, families, and staff, to ensure that appropriate health services are delivered in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and other federal, state and local requirements.
Conducts orientation for new Health Specialists, and provides ongoing training for staff on all health policies, procedures, performance standards, licensing rules, and forms.
Develops systems to track children’s progress, identify health services received, and ensure timely follow-up is completed.
Completes Health Manager Checklist and reports on all required health data, monthly.
Collaborates with Disabilities, Mental Health and Education Services to provide services for children with special needs. Ensures compliance with all IEPs, IFSPs and intervention plans for children with health conditions and provides or arranges training for staff specifically related to health issues.
Serves and participates as an advocate for child health with various community associations and agency’s planning committee and boards, and serves as Chair person for the agency’s Health Advisory Committee.
Writes health plans, policies and procedures for health services.
Meets with Health Specialists on a monthly basis to provide guidance, and discuss health concerns, procedures, or changes to health services.
Identifies and utilizes state and local resources for the health program.
Responsible for coordinating the agency’s mass screenings for medical, dental, vision and hearing.
A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, or a related field. Must be licensed and/or certified. A minimum of two (2) years experience coordinating health services for children, monitoring outcomes, developing health plans, and training on health policies and procedures.
Internal Number: HealthMgr
About Child Development Council of Franklin County
The Child Development Council of Franklin County, Inc. (CDCFC) is a private, non-profit organization funded by the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start and the City of Columbus, Early Start Program.
CDCFC provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education and development services to income eligible pregnant women and children 0-5 and their families. Head Start services are provided at No Cost to families. Full-day services are available to families with publicly funded childcare (PFCC) or on a sliding fee scale to those who qualify.
Children in kinship care, foster care, families that are homeless and children with disabilities have priority for enrollment