Registered Nurse - 3031
Company: Indian Rivers Behavioral Health
Posted on: September 16, 2023
*******$5000 SIGN ON BONUS***********
Full-time (40 hours)
- Tuscaloosa, AL -
Working knowledge of psychiatric disorders in adult
Demonstrated knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.
Effective knowledge of adult clients as related to all
intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of their
Demonstrated knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention,
and interventions common to acute psychiatric clients as well as to
non-violent crisis intervention practice.
Demonstrated ability to lead assigned staff.
Knowledge of instruction and teaching tools appropriate to adult
Knowledge of cultural diversity.
Essential Functions/Job Responsibilities:
Completion of the admission process for clients including: Nursing
Assessments, Medication Lists, EMR/MARs and noting physician's
A nursing assessment form is to be completed on admission.
Monitor medical, physical, mental and behavioral status of
Review all referral and psychiatric consults, update EMR and
Follow-up on lab and medical tests.
Transcribe/post all medication orders to the EMR/MAR.
Provide medication education to staff including uses and potential
Provide training to the client, staff, or MAC worker as needed.
Communicate effectively with the Nurse Manager, CRNP and physician
regarding the client's physical and mental condition.
Monitor clients 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.
Supervise MAC workers as assigned.
Perform medical monitoring of clients according to the Crisis
Provide observation of clients in assigned areas, report any
medical or psychiatric issues to the Nurse Manager or CRNP,
psychiatrist, and Clinical Manager.
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 clients 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 clients or driving on center related
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 client 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.
Must possess a current RN license to practice in the state of
Experience in a mental health setting preferred.
Basic knowledge of medical terminology in psychiatric care
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 Rivers' insurance policy.
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend
Working Conditions, HIPAA and Other Guidelines
Job Description: 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
IRBH. Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI,
usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as
pertains to client's financial, demographic, and/or clinical
Working Conditions: Works in general office environment,
residential facilities 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 clients. Must possess a valid Alabama
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.
Full Time Benefits:
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
Employees Retirement System of Alabama
Prescription Drug Coverage
Paid Time Off
Voluntary Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
This Employer participates in E-Verify
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