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Registered Nurse - Per Diem - (32056)

Facility Name
Copper Hills Youth Center
WEST JORDAN, UT 84088 US (Primary)
Career Area
Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Description

::Copper Hills Youth Center is a 197-bed private residential treatment center for adolescents 12-17 years of age. We counsel, teach and mentor children placed in our care and give each child a chance to make successful changes. We strive to improve lives and help children help themselves. At Copper Hills, we treat boys and girls who have emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. We also specialize in caring for patients with Asperger’s syndrome. For youth with co-existing substance abuse problems, we offer weekly individualized therapy that focuses on education, recovery and abstinence. Our accredited private school allows students to continue their education while receiving treatment.


The Registered Nurse renders professional nursing care to clients within the treatment programs.  Practices ongoing client assessment, evaluation and update of client care through observation of physical and behavioral symptoms and communicates pertinent data to other service areas as needed.  Administers medications appropriately and documents all data accurately according to facility policy.  Participates in formulation of initial care plans for all clients and implements plan according to facility policy. 


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


____1. Manages medication of clients by ensuring physician orders are implemented, evaluated and documented and by assuring proper administration of medication to each client.


____2. Observes and reports the client’s signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment and/or interventions and records same in the medical record according to facility policy.


____3. Participates in client staffing meetings and contributes pertinent observations and knowledge to assist in updating and changes to the treatment plan.


____4. Assesses the behavioral and medical needs of clients each shift.


____5. Provides individual instruction to clients and their families concerning medications, health, and medical needs.


____6. Participates in and/or supervises and documents special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of clients according to facility policy.


____7. Demonstrates basic knowledge of adolescent emotional and mental health and disease concepts.  


____8. Consistently meets facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory staff meetings and training sessions as required.


___9.   Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the nursing area and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility to help maintain the physical environment to assure the safety of clients and staff.


___10. Ensures 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.  Maintains confidentiality of all client records per program guidelines.


___11. Provides timely, accurate, and professional documentation according to facility policy.


___12. Projects a positive role model image for clients and colleagues by participating as a team member, cooperating with staff, demonstrating compromise and appropriate expression of opinions, and attending staff meetings as required. 


___13. Maintains appropriate relationships with clients by treating them in a respectful manner at all times, by eliciting clients’ interest and cooperation, and by maintaining appropriate boundaries.


___14. Ensures the right of all clients are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and correct physical restraint methods when necessary.


___15. Takes and records patients' vital signs. Provides appropriate evidence-based nursing care as indicated.


___16. Assesses residents and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to appropriate care providers.


___17. Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.


___18. Collects samples, such as urine and sputum, from residents for testing.


___19. Transcribes physicians' orders from charts. Transcribes medication administration records.


___20. Communicates needs for medications from pharmacists and medical supplies from nursing supervisor.


___21. Conducts sick call or treatment screening.


___22. Documents all treatment by individual resident charting.


___23. Assists physicians and psychiatrists with visits to facilities.


___24. Schedules outside physician appointments for residents through the transportation department.


___25. Administers first aid to staff and residents as required.


___26. Performs required vision and hearing tests.


___27. Performs new residents physicals, including TB testing, required

              inoculations, and compiles medical histories.


___28. Administers Hepatitis B vaccines, TB testing, other vaccines and appropriate testing for employees as required by organization and/or governmental and contractual guidelines.


___29. Counsels and educates residents on medical treatments and medications.


___30. Obtains specific CHYC-provided certification as a Qualified Registered Nurse (QRN) in order to perform One Hour Face to Face Medical and Behavioral Evaluations after resident restraints and/or seclusions. 



Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.



Job Requirements


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.



Registered nurse graduate of an accredited school of nursing with State of Utah RN licensure. At least 2 years experience in the nursing field is preferred. Experience in mental health field preferred but not required.  Must be CPR certified.



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. 



Ability to add, subtracts, 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.



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.



Utah State Registered Nurse license.  CPR certification. Valid state driver’s license.



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 life and/or moves up to 10 pounds and frequently lifts and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves 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 clients, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of client and staff.



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 clients 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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