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Nursing Manager - Pediatrics / Special Needs Camps

Jill's House Inc
Vienna, VA 22182
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Job Description

Jill’s House is a Christian non-profit organization that loves and serves families raising children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 6-22) with intellectual disabilities through short-term, overnight respite care and holistic family support services. As long as their children can be safely served at Jill's House, all families (regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or any other characteristic) will be unconditionally welcomed, served, and loved. To learn more, please visit our website at

Do you feel a call from God to work with children with special needs, to love them as Christ does? Jill’s House National Programs shows Jesus’ love to children with special needs by providing weekend respite camps across the country.

The National Programs Nurse Manager helps advance the mission of Jill’s House by overseeing all medical aspects at our national camps.  National Programs (NP) is our expansion for respite through camps around the country where short term weekend respite/ camp experiences for children with intellectual disabilities is provided.  We currently have 4 national camps: Blue Ridge (Northern Virginia), Windy City (Chicago area), Puget Sound (Seattle), Rocky Top (Nashville) with the passion to grow.

We are looking for an individual to fill this position who is excited for this opportunity and wants to help our team grow, with health and safety as one of their top priorities as they are in this position.  Please read below to see what is involved in this position. 


Role and Responsibilities

National Programs (90%)

  • Oversee NP Nursing team, at all locations (hire, orientation & training, necessary evaluations & on-going support)
  • Develop procedures and protocols
  • Manage collection and maintenance of required forms for existing families
  • Approve new clients (review medical paperwork and ensure appropriateness for camp program)
  • Visit each NP camp location one time per year (travel is required for this position)
  • Part of launch team (traveling to new sites being planted) to ensure successful/ safe nursing protocols are in place 
  • Work as a camp nurse for a few weekends throughout the year (administering medication to children who stay at Jill's House camp, attend to injuries, handle all medical emergencies. The nurse on duty is the go-to person for any medical needs. Collect and store all medications and approved medical device at time of check in, along with distribution/use approvals for each child staying at Jill’s House. Manage the storage and distribution of actual medication.) 
  • Fill in as camp nurse on emergency basis
  • On-call duties by being available for questions, trouble shooting and escalating situations, as necessary when there is a scheduled camp weekend
  • Communicate client and/or nurse related incidents to Director of Nursing and Director of National Programs for follow-up, as necessary
  • Participate in camp nurse interviews 
  • Carry out regulatory requirements including Medicaid waivers, Risk Assessments, medication error reporting and investigating, etc.
  • Attend Jill’s house staff meetings, in-services, and other required trainings and meetings

 Other (10%)

  • Additional miscellaneous tasks as instructed by Director of Nursing to support the ongoing needs of the Medical Team
  • Additional miscellaneous tasks as instructed by Director of National Programs to support the ongoing needs of the NP team 


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of nursing 
  • A current, active and unrestricted registered nurse license in the state of Virginia or state with compact reciprocity for all NP locations (or willing to obtain)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Jill’s House nurse for at least 1 year and in good standing; or
  • At least 2 years of direct care nursing; pediatric, neurological or special needs experience preferred
  • Experience as a Charge Nurse, Team Lead or other similar role 
  • Supervisory experience managing other medical professionals: RNs, LPNs, Medical Technologists and/or CNA’s
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has made a profession of faith and has a lifestyle of walking with Christ


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This is a leadership position that will assist the Director of National Programs 
  • Assisting the DoNP with onboarding of new nurses including training 

Environmental and Physical Conditions:

  • Work is performed in every area of Jill’s House National Programs 
  • Direct care work: Must be able to walk throughout the building/ camp grounds and up/down stairs, hike/ long walks, bend, assist with lifts/transfers throughout floor shifts.
  • During administrative time, work is performed in an office setting with regular sitting, walking, typing and working with computer.

This is a 30-39 hourly position that is eligible for benefits

Posting ID: 595070855Posted: 2021-03-05