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Bethany Christian Services


Bethany Christian Services


Job Summary

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

As a Nurse, you will be primarily responsible for addressing and managing the medical needs and medications for youth served in the Refugee transitional program, along with conducting the initial admission assessment for arriving youth. This individual is also responsible performing, auditing, and maintaining the vaccination records for youth, while also addressing Medical Incident Reports in a timely manner. This position includes a $1000 sign on bonus.

Job Responsibilities


• Conduct admission assessments within 48 hours of arrival of youth served in the Refugee transitional program;
• Provide on-going assessments and referrals as needed;
• Obtain and manage the medical needs and medications for youth, as necessary;
• Train staff medication dispensing and monitor dispensing logs;
• Respond to Medical Incident Reports within 72 hours;
• Effectively communicate with program staff regarding but not limited to health concerns; medication updates; and/or follow-up appointment needs;
• Perform and audit vaccination and TB skin tests for new arrivals;
• Update and maintain the immunization stock and records in accordance with VFC guidelines, and monitor MCIR histories;
• Oversee the scheduling and coordination of dental appointments with Bethany’s dental clinic for eligible children;
• Partner with nursing staff and case managers in maintaining medical and dental records for children in care; • Perform drug testing as needed;
• Supervise nursing and medical coordinating staff, as needed;
• Supervise nursing visits to foster home, as needed;
• Completed other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field of study from an accredited college;
• Active State Nurse license;
• Bilingual in Spanish/English required
• At least 3 years of experience working with families and children as a Nurse or equivalent role;
• Must have a broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of nursing as acquired through a Bachelor’s level degree;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate medical service;
• Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality;
• Must be reliable with time sensitive deadlines and tasks;
• Work well under pressure and adaptable to change;
• Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
• Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
• Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

Additional Information


Full benefits, generous package

How to Apply

Please apply on Bethany Christian Services’ website: https://bethany.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home?c=bethany&state=tn#/requisition/3839


  • Date Posted: April 1, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 04/30/2021
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 5pm