Registered Nurse - 7P-7A

Registered Nurse - 7P-7A
Behavioral HealthCare Center of Clarksville - Clarksville, TN
Summary:
The purpose of this position is to assess patient health needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Nursing Services in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility, and local, state and federal regulations, to maximize the fulfillment of care-giving needs of the patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
o Provide patient care through assessments, and evaluation of healthcare plans.
o Recognize and respond to changes in patients' conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes.
o Evaluate patient' condition and care and develop overall care plans for patients, including rehab and restorative activities.
o Review and re-write care plans as directed.
o Ensure proper documentation of patient records.
o Order medications from facility pharmacy.
o Requisition diet orders and supplies.
o Perform emergency procedures such as Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
o Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur.
o Assist in facilitating the coordination of nursing services with other departments to maintain quality care for patients, and offer equal opportunities for employees.
o Assist in reviewing, monitoring, intervention and documentation of complaints and grievances from patients, families, visitors and employees.
o Assist in making routine rounds and conducting tours with others.
o Monitor the workplace for possible health and safety hazards and assist in developing and conducting routine health, safety and back care training programs to prevent worker injuries.
o Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes.
o Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions, and other information relating to patients, employees and the facility.
o Meet or exceed the dress code of the facility as specified in the Employee Handbook, which includes neat, clean, odor-free grooming and dress.
o Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures.
o Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in patients' personal and health care needs.
MARGINAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
o Assist in the development and implementation of universal precautions and isolation procedures, and assist in reviewing and monitoring compliance by staff.
o Assist in reviewing and determining validity of licensure and certification of personnel as required for meeting state and federal regulations.
o Assist in inventorying, identifying and monitoring the storage of equipment, supplies, etc.
o Assist with the planning, development and conducting of in-service education for staff on related Nursing Services functions.
o Participate in various committees of the facility, such as care plan, infection controls, pharmaceutical, budget, quality assessment and assurance, ADA compliance committee, etc., and those assigned by the DON.
o Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.
o Assist in determining the staff needs of the Nursing Services Department, recommendation of number of employees needed, and assist with the recruitment and hiring of Nursing Service personnel
o Meet with nursing personnel as scheduled, to assist in identifying and correcting problems, and/or the improvement of services.
o Assist in arranging for and overseeing patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
o Assist in developing, maintaining and periodically updating written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Services Department.
o Assist in maintaining a reference library of written nursing materials that will assist the Nursing Services Department in meeting patients' needs and comply with state and federal regulations.
o Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:
Education: Registered Nursing Degree required.
Relevant
Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year experience implementing total patient care and care planning. Minimum of six (6) months experience in geriatric and/or psychiatric nursing.
Computer Skills: Intermediate skills, including Microsoft Office.
Licenses/Certifications: Registered Nursing License.

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