Alpha Rae

Psychiatric/DD Registered Nurse (2141)

US-OH-Caldwell
4 weeks ago
ID
2017-2517
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare
Length of Assignment
Thru 2/16/18
Working Hours
M-F 7:00am-3:00pm
Pay Rate
DOE
Area of City
43724

Overview

This position is temporary to fill for a medical absence. The temporary nurse will be working in tandem with a permanent nurse. The primary duty will be to assist during telepsych clinic, and all related activities related to clinic. The temporary nurse will also be responsible for psychiatric symptom monitoring and related documentation. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF FAMILIAR WITH EcW (electronic documentation) Other related duties as assigned. This is a small mental health department that functions efficiently. Pleasant working atmosphere.

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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