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Registered Nurse (Pineview) - 2840

Company: Indian Rivers Behavioral Health
Location: Centreville
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionRNRelief; Weekends-Centreville, ALCompetencies:

  • Working knowledge of psychiatric disorders in adult populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Effective knowledge of adult consumers as related to all intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of their development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention, and interventions common to acute psychiatric consumers as well as non-violent crisis intervention practice
  • Knowledge of instruction and teaching tools appropriate to adult populations
  • .Effective knowledge of effects and treatment of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect issues
  • Assist consumers through crisis situations and/or arrange for the provision of such assistance from other professionals/personal care givers and serve as an advocate for consumers.
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity. Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
    • Completion of the admission process for consumers including: Nursing Assessments, Medication Lists, MARs and noting physician's orders.
    • A nursing assessment form is to be completed on admission, post hospital stay, change in consumer condition to include Medical, Physical, and Nutritional assessments, vital signs, height/weight.
    • Monitor medical, physical, mental and behavioral status of consumers every visit.
    • Review all referral and psychiatric consult forms and attached copy of prescriptions within 24 hours for changes in consumer care/MAR, and sign off as being noted.
    • Follow-up on lab and medical tests making sure operator has obtained a copy for the home and center charts.
    • Transcribe/post all medication orders to the MAR before the initiation of a new or refilled medication begins.
    • Provides medication education to staff including uses and potential side effects.
    • Communicate effectively with the Nurse Manager, CRNP and physician regarding the consumer's physical and mental condition.
    • Monitor consumers for potential side effects of medications and report findings to Nurse Manager, CRNP, or physician.
    • Administer medications/treatments, if indicated, observing the Six Rights of Medication Administration.
    • Monitor the medication administration system in each program.
    • Review and complete new MARs to be in place before the first of each month.
    • Perform and document pill count of every medication listed on MAR.
    • Report immediately to Nurse Manager, CRNP or physician concerns about doses, interaction or side effects of medication.
    • Provide emergency care as needed (CPR, PRN medications), according to IR policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrate the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and how to de-escalate or resolve the situation.
    • Perform on-call responsibilities as assigned.
    • Adhere to a professional code of ethics.
    • Ensure that all safety, fire prevention and other procedures are followed by consumers at all times.
    • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Indian Rivers Behavioral Health (IRBH) policies and procedures.
    • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Department of Mental Health and Medicaid standards.
    • Ensure that a good driving record is maintained at all times, particularly in transporting consumers or driving on center related business.
    • Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos, e-mails, bulletin boards, and communication logs.
    • Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
    • Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
    • Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the Executive Director.
    • Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
    • Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy.
    • Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the department and the organization.
    • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor or Executive Director.Minimum Qualifications:
      • Must possess a current RN license to practice in the state of Alabama.
      • Experience in a mental health setting preferred.
      • Basic knowledge of medical terminology in psychiatric care required.
      • Familiarity of psycho-pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult population preferred.
      • Must possess a valid Alabama driver's license and safe driving record as defined by Indian River's insurance carrier
      • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.Working Conditions, HIPAA, Other GuidelinesJob Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer's financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.Working Conditions: Works in general office environment and the community; may require long hours. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. Must possess a valid Alabama driver's license.Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation. Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThis Employer participates in E-Verify

Keywords: Indian Rivers Behavioral Health, Tuscaloosa , Registered Nurse (Pineview) - 2840, Healthcare , Centreville, Alabama

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