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ECKERD YOUTH ALTERNATIVES Health and Wellness Director (RN) in Denison, Iowa

Odle Management - A subsidiary of Eckerd Connects

Reports to the Center Director and is a salaried, exempt position. Responsible for the overall supervision of the health and wellness component. 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.


  • Demonstrates and abides by Odle Core Values and operating principles.
  • Supervises center health and wellness services.
  • Conducts center health/wellness assessments; plans and coordinates services and programs that respond to identified student needs.
  • Provides health and wellness assessments and screening, nursing interventions, emergency care, education, and referral services in conjunction with health and wellness staff and health subcontractors.
  • Orders and maintains current dated pharmaceuticals and clinic supplies. Ensures that assigned staff perform monthly inventories of supplies to include expiration dates. Monitors and ensures the proper storage and condition of supplies and specimens.
  • Initiates workers' compensation documentation and maintains secondary OSHA logs. Performs follow-up check on workers' compensation cases.
  • Performs physical and emotional wellness assessments. Establishes individualized student health and wellness plans according to protocol outlined in the center's Health Standing Orders.
  • Documents each encounter with students in their health records.
  • Works closely with counselors, residential staff, and wellness instructors in providing wellness education to students.
  • Interprets all expected outcomes, policies and procedures outlined in the PRH and Federal Register Pertinent to the center's health and wellness component.
  • Ensures that appropriate center operating directives are written and implemented.
  • Assists Counselors, Resident Advisors and Health Education Instructors in providing health education.
  • Performs health records and quality assurance audits.
  • Ensures the reporting of all communicable diseases, child abuse cases, etc., as mandated by state and county regulations.
  • Ensures the proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous wastes generated by the health and Wellness center.
  • Ensures the proper protocol is followed for infection control. Ensures the proper handling of specimens and equipment, as well as the appropriate sterilization of equipment.
  • Conducts in-service staff training sessions.
  • May train students and staff in CPR and First Aid.
  • Attends required staff training sessions.
  • Assesses personnel needs and works with the Human Resources department to screen and interview potential staff. Recommends promotions, transfers, and merit evaluations within the department. Conducts and prepares performance appraisals.
  • Clearly communicates and consistently models appropriate CSS and employability skills including personal responsibility and computer fluency.
  • Maintains accountability of staff, students, and property, adheres to safety practices in all areas of responsibility.
  • Cultivates and maintains a climate 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.


  • Licensed by state of employment as a Registered Nurse
  • Minimum of an associate degree in nursing
  • Active, unrestrict d license to practice in state where center is located
  • Prefer three years of experience as a practicing nurse, one of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record preferred.

Additional Requirements: Strong working knowledge of nursing techniques/procedures. Familiarity with medical needs of disadvantaged youth. Sound management techniques. Ability to handle multiple priorities. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to effectively relate to trainee population. Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Position requires an ability to operate office equipment. In addition, an individual must be able to interact with team members and maintain an effective working relationship with all facility staff and departments.

Odle Management is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Odle Management 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.

Odle Management is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

The employer of record for this position is Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. DBA Eckerd Connects which assigns employees to Odle Management Group, LLC.

Eckerd Kids is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Vets employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility. Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Kids") considers all applicant's for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special-disabled veteran in accordance with federal law.