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2018-08-172018-09-15

(PRN) REGISTERED NURSE - (32216)

Universal Health Services
SAVANNAH, GA
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(PRN) REGISTERED NURSE - (32216)

Facility Name
Coastal Harbor Treatment Center
Location
SAVANNAH, GA 31406 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing
Category
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

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GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB

Render professional nursing care to patients within the treatment programs.  Practice ongoing patient assessment, evaluation and update of patient care through observation of physical and behavioral symptoms and communicates pertinent data to other service areas as needed.  Administer medications appropriately and document all data accurately according to facility policy.  Participate in formulation of individual treatment plans for all patients and implements plan according to facility policy.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Conduct admissions in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and hospital protocol.

  2. Accurately record all sick calls, tardiness, cancellations and absences of staff during shift.

  3. Assume responsibility for adequate staffing coverage, not only for assigned shift, but also for the upcoming shift, staying within FTE standards.

  4. Supervise and assign areas of responsibility for LPNs, CNAs, and MHAs and during shift.

  5. Collect and analyze data regarding the patient’s physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and anticipated discharge planning needs.

  6. Determine patients’ alcohol or drug toxicity and identify signs of withdrawal.

  7. Develop a comprehensive outline of care and specific goals and interventions to be included in treatment planning.

  8. Monitor patients following nursing unit policies and procedures.

  9. Communicate changes in patient’s status (legal, psychiatric, physical) with attending physician.

  10. Inform incoming shift of any changes or problems with patients to promote continuity of care.

  11. Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit’s and the hospital’s safe operation.

  12. Review patient records for accuracy and ensure that treatment plan and progress notes clearly reflect progress of patient and family.

  13. Comply with safety and security policies and procedures, including those regarding incidents and injuries.

  14. Manage medication of patients by ensuring physician orders are implemented, evaluated and documented and by assuring proper administration of medication to each patient.Report any dosages or physician’s orders in question to the Nursing Supervisor.

  15. Observe and report the patient’s signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment and/or interventions and records same in the medical record according to facility policy.

  16. Formulate, implement and evaluate treatment plans.Update treatment plan as necessary.

  17. Participate in treatment planning and contributes pertinent observations and knowledge of updating and changes of the treatment plan.

  18. Assess the behavioral and medical needs of patients each shift.

  19. Provide individual instruction to patients and their families concerning medications, health, and medical needs.

  20. Participate in and/or supervises and documents special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of patients according to facility policy.

  21. Consistently meet facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory staff meetings and training sessions as required.

  22. Assure cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned area and proactively assist in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility to help maintain the physical environment to assure the safety of patients and staff.

  23. Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures, and other regulatory requirements by reporting any known or suspected violations to the supervisor or through other means identified in company policy.Maintain confidentiality of all patient records per program guidelines.

  24. Provide timely, accurate, and professional documentation according to facility policy.

  25. Participate in, and supports, performance improvement initiatives.

  26. Project a positive role model image for patients and colleagues by participating as a team member, cooperating with staff, demonstrating compromise and appropriate expression of opinions, and attending staff meetings as required.

  27. Maintain appropriate relationships with patients by treating them in a respectful manner at all times, by eliciting patients’ interest and cooperation, and by maintaining appropriate boundaries.

  28. Ensure the right of all patients are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and correct physical restraint methods when necessary.

  29. Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.

  30. Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.

  31. Perform other duties as assigned.

  32. Support facility internal and external customer service standards.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  An individual must be able to perform their duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for youth and peers.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  Must be a registered nurse licensed to practice nursing in the state where the facility if located.  Experience in mental health field preferred but not required.  Must be CPR certified.

  2. LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy/procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, technical and medical terminology and assist in proposals.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of patients or employees of organization.  Ability to review and correct written work of others. 

  3. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

  4. REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to manage staff performing a variety of tasks.

  5. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    State license to practice nursing.  CPR certification. Valid state driver’s license.

  6. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, and peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may occasionally be required to physically restrain patients, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of patient and staff.

  1. WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment for this position is a residential facility or day treatment school setting.  While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee will be exposed to patients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local travel as required by facility needs.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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