Alpha Rae

Psychiatric/DD Nurse (1825)

US-OH-Chillicothe
1 month ago
ID
2017-2400
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare
Length of Assignment
Thru 11/10/17 (Temp position covering for leave)
Working Hours
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Pay Rate
DOE
Area of City
45601 - North Chillicothe

Responsibilities

  • Assesses & evaluates nursing & medical needs of patients who are institutionalized, initiates & directs implementation of nursing care plan, observes, evaluates & records patient behavior, condition & response to medication, treatments & therapeutic activities, coordinates clinical & medical appointments, provides professional nursing care (i.e., administers medications & treatments as ordered by physician, assists with physical examinations, takes & records vital signs), assists in feeding & grooming patients when needed, responsible for patient/family teaching & responds to emergencies.
  • Directs delivery of & evaluates psychiatric & nursing care of patients as delivered by lower-level professional & non- professional staff (e.g., LPNs, hospital aides, therapeutic program workers) on assigned shift, monitors LPN medication administration, documentation, patient care & operation of medical equipment & assists in orienting & training new nursing services employees.
  • Prepares & reviews records & reports (e.g., incidents, restraints/seclusions, nursing care plans, shift reports, transfers, admissions & discharges), updates nursing care plans, transcribes &/or verifies doctors' orders, writes & reviews treatment plans & writes nursing summaries.
  • Serves as interdisciplinary treatment team member, attends seminars, meetings & conferences & attends, conducts & participates in in-service training sessions/programs.

Qualifications

 

  • Requires current license as registered professional nurse in state of Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing per Section 4723.03 of Revised Code.
  • Knowledge of professional nursing procedures; psychiatric or developmentally disabled nursing*; employee training & development*; state & federal regulations, policies & procedures as related to nursing; public relations*; counseling*.
  • Skill in operation of medical equipment.
  • Ability to deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; demonstrate physical fitness.

(*)Developed after employment.

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