RESIDENTIAL REGISTERED NURSE
POSITION SUMMARY: Reports directly to Medical Services Manager. The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for managing the individualized patient care by promoting and restoring patients' health, through the nursing process; collaborating with facility medical practitioner, medical director, clinical director and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; and supervising assigned team members.
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Provides patient care for residential behavioral health facility.
- Coordinates medical care with providers as needed.
- Maintains continuity among teams by documenting and communicating actions.
- Conducts new client intakes, assesses and evaluates client’s continuing needs.
- Performs nursing and nutritional assessments.
- Administers medication passes, manages client prescriptions and medication changes.
- Reviews and audits medication logs daily; with new charts audited within first 24 hours.
- Orders and inventories medications.
- Transcribes all orders onto MAR’s for clients.
- Facilitates initial UDS as ordered.
- Coordinates communication with facility medical practitioners.
- Provides client education and documents the process, in conjunction with medical providers.
- Administers TB screening, medications and flu shots as needed.
- Implements physician’s orders, transcribes orders, enters into ERM.
- Register for PMP AWARE to verify prescribed narcotic or controlled medication history.
- Facilitates patient rounds/vital signs with Residential Staff, performs additional rounds/vital signs, if clinically significant.
- Cleaned and sanitized work areas and medical equipment.
- Knowledgeable in documentation process for a medication administration record (MAR).
- Provides training to staff on medication education, vital signs and emergency processes.
- Required to attend education and training.
- Document client progression through EHR system and review medical records before leaving each shift, ensuring accuracy and signatures when necessary.
- Review EMS weekly for training expiration, workflows or company information.
- Perform Med room refrigerator checks
- Additional duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
- College Degree in Nursing or (ASN/BSN) Licensed Registered Nurse NCLEX Certified
- At least one-year experience in an equivalent position
- Knowledge of recovery, addictions and psychiatric conditions preferred
- Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
- Must maintain the highest level of client confidentiality
- Must be a team player, open minded, flexible, and willing to accept direction and responsibility
- Must work well in a crisis setting and be willing to learn new crisis intervention techniques
- CPR/FA, CPI Training, Fingerprint and TB clearances
- Prefer experience or familiarity with recovery and a 12-step/ NA/AA and other alternative recovery methods
- Must meet all Arizona requirements for Registered Nurse
VERIFICATION OF COMPETENCIES WILL BE ASSESSED THROUGH THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
- Work environment may include exposure to outdoor weather conditions
- May involve exposure to and handling of potentially bio-hazardous materials
- Employees with potential access to protected health information must comply with all procedures and guidelines governed by HIPAA.
Must have reasonable ability to stand, walk, sit, handle, feel, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, hear, taste, and smell. Must be reasonably capable of lifting 20 pounds.
- Position can be Part Time / Full Time, Non-Exempt
- May be required to work any shift within a 24-hour day
- Full Time will accrue PTO hours each pay period
- Part Time will accrue sick time
- Completed PTO or Sick Time request form is required to be submitted to direct supervisor for approval prior to requested time off
- May be required to work holiday and weekends
- May be required to provide coverage for unassigned shifts