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Registered Nurse

SUMMARY:

The RN manages the staff and medications in the Crisis Units. This position requires a qualified registered nurse who can appropriately integrate with the staff and other department staff that provide and contribute to patient care.  The Staff Nurse implements several important functions including mediation management, nursing assessments, treatment planning and other duties required as a registered nurse. He/she will demonstrate the ability to deal with patient’s anger in a manner which promoted a positive learning experience for the patient.  Will also demonstrate the ability to physically de-escalate a crisis situation involving mental health patients.

QUALIFICATION FOR POSITION:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse with appropriate education, experience, licensure in the State of Florida.
  • Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of the mentally ill population.
  • Document patient’s medical records to include pertinent nursing observations and actions taken reflecting the plan of care.
  • Accurately observe records and report medical and psychiatric signs and symptoms to the appropriate personnel.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction supervision.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have knowledgeable of types of patient conditions most commonly encountered and understands the psychological and physiological basis for treatment.
  • Must be knowledgeable of medication policies and practices, including side effects, dosage and client response.
  • Ability to demonstrate medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, and documentation according to established policies.
  • Ability to utilize and navigate an electronic health record.
  • Ability to communicate clearly about the needs of the program to program director.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid Class E Drivers’ License for positions that require driving personal or Agency vehicle on Agency business.
  • Must maintain a minimum Bodily Injury & Property Liability insurance limit of at least $50,000 for positions that require driving personal own vehicle (POV) on Agency business.
  • PPBH is a 24/7 Agency. All employees must be available as needed when required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform assessment (medical status, psychiatric status) within 24 hours of patient’s admission.
  2. Assess, implement and document safety measures necessary for the patient.
  3. Implement plan of care and intervention.
  4. Demonstrate effective problem solving skills
  5. Accurately observed records and reported medical and psychiatric signs and symptoms to the appropriate personnel
  6. Demonstrate ability to physically de-escalate a crisis situation involving mental health patients.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of psychiatric intervention skills.
  8. Document patient’s medical records to include pertinent nursing observations and actions taken reflecting the plan of care.
  9. Administer medication and perform procedures as ordered by the physician with accuracy, efficiency and appropriate knowledge of pharmacology and basic nursing care..
  10. Maintain patient confidentiality and ethical conduct.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Must have Intermediate to advanced experience in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the use of personal computers, and standard office productivity software.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk or hear.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

DEPARTMENT: INPATIENT

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: NON-EXEMPT/FULL TIME

To apply for this job email your details to KirstenF@ppbh.org


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