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This project site is located at the U.S. Army Garrison Military Base Hospital on the island of Kwajalein Atoll. The hospital serves more than 1,400 residents, which include military personnel, Army civilians, contractors, and family members. Kwajalein is home to one of the worlds largest coral atolls and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world. Kwajaleins year round warm, sunny weather supports a variety of activities. The military base also boasts entertainment areas like a movie theater, bowling alley, and shopping areas. Airfare, hotel and meals are all covered!
The APHN will work directly with the CYS Services Coordinator.
In the event of an immunization-preventable disease outbreak, the CYS Services Coordinator will take appropriate action to exclude from CYS Services programs, children who have been granted immunization waivers. Chief, Preventive Medicine and/or APHN Health Consultant must be consulted when assessing re-admission to CYS Services programs.
Special Needs training requirements will be identified during the MIAT and scheduled and overseen by the APHN.
Daily Health Screening and Evaluation. CYS Services personnel and FCC providers will screen each child before admission. This will be done by personnel who have been trained by APHN or CYS Nurse. Screening will be done immediately upon childs arrival and prior to parents departure.In the CDCs, upon notification of a diagnosis or suspicion of communicable or vaccine preventable disease, the CDC Director/designee will contact APHN, as well as the CYS Services Coordinator.The APHN will be notified when two or more children show symptoms of a communicable disease (i.e. diarrhea) in the same CDC room or FCC home.CYS Services Director/designee will contact APHN for additional resources/written information that is not available on exposure notice and as needed. The availability of exposure notices does not eliminate the need to notify APHN within 24 hours of suspected or confirmed case of communicable disease.Exception to Policy (ETP) requests are generated through IMCOM G9 for approval and APHN is a reviewing consulting entity. ETP must have accompanying documentation of APHN review and concurrence.CYS Services personnel/FCC provider that administers medication will have received the Medication Administration training by APHN and follow the CYS Services process for medication administration.All CYS Services personnel/FCC providers will have received the Rescue Medication Administration training by APHN/CHN and follow the CYS Services process for medication administration.Parents cannot cross out or add additional items that they would like used for their child. If the item they are requesting is not approved, the parent will need to provide a signed, stamped health care providers note requesting the item; which will then be forwarded to APHN for review. [Regarding Basic Care Items]The APHN will work with the Coordinator to coordinate garrison field trips and assess high-risk activities when necessary.The APHN will participate as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Inclusion Action Team (MIAT) (formerly known as Special Needs Accommodation Process), which is responsible for exploring Installation child care and youth supervision options for children and youth with medical diagnoses that reflect life threatening conditions, functional limitations and diagnosed behavioral/psychological conditions.The APHN or medical provider will review all conditions requiring accommodation identified through the Army CYS Services Screening Tool for special needs. They will complete relevant Medical Action Plans outlining needs and proper care required and include relevant medical documentation.
2+ years of experience as an APHN
Current and unrestricted license from any US State, District of Columbia or US Territory to provide healthcare within scope of practice.
Associate or Bachelor degree in Nursing is required from an accredited nursing program.
Masters in public health would be or Active Duty Army Public Health Nurse
Ability to obtain and maintain a Fit for Duty (FFD) clearance
Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR or equivalent(s) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent(s)International SOSis an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.