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Staff Nurse

Company: Lincoln Behavioral Svcs.
Location: Redford
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN RN!
The staff nurse provides nursing assessments, referrals, health education to mentally ill consumers and their families. The staff nurse monitors medical issues, crisis, and health concerns and oversees the storage and administration of medications. This position collaborates with the psychiatrist, primary therapist and allied team members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
1. Provides health assessments for clients.
A.
Reports to work on time as scheduled and at the location assigned.
B.
Completes health assessments for all clients according to agency policy.
C.
Demonstrates good clinical judgment in determining optimum health care for client.
D.
Reports necessary information to psychiatrists and other staff, to allow for the development of client treatment goals and objectives when nursing intervention is indicated.
E.
Collects sufficient data to verify diagnoses.
F.
Collect vital signs data according to Agency policy, and participates in nursing team rotation in the Wellness Center.
2. Medication stock.
A.
Coordinates the ordering of medications and other medical supplies and manages sample medications according to Agency policy.
3. Administers medications as ordered by staff psychiatrists.
A.
Demonstrates acceptable methods and charting techniques in medication administration.
B.
Properly notes orders and renewals.
C.
Observes clients for side effects of medications, and reports concerns to staff psychiatrist.
4. Evaluates nursing needs for the treatment planning process, and documents these needs in progress notes. Provides information necessary to develop nursing treatment needs for clients. May provide primary coordination for treatment planning.
A.
Develops specific nursing treatment goals based on client needs.
B.
Documents nursing interventions in progress notes.
C.
Completes all required documentation within established timeframes.
D.
Practices Person Centered Planning principles.
E.
Maintains direct service hours.
5. Responsible for staying current in the field and up-to-date on LBS policies.
A.
Provide training/mentoring to newly hired nurses and nursing students from local colleges.
B.
Participates in committees requiring nursing input.
6. First Aid.
A.
Gives attention and provides treatment to clients who require first aid.
B.
Ascertains that universal precautions are used in the administration of medical needs.
7. Laboratory reports.
A.
Reviews laboratory reports and other medical reports in a timely manner, to ensure proper medical care.
8. Provides necessary health care information to clients in regard to diet, administration of medication, hygiene, and other health information.
A.
Provides clients with information and procedures to obtain health care in the community when necessary.
B.
Identifies clients' nutrition, diet, and other health care needs.
C.
Develops treatment interventions which address the needs of the client.
D.
Monitors all issues regarding infection control.
9. Performs all other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Registered nurse (associates degree) or Bachelors degree in nursing from an accredited college or university required. Ability to effectively treat consumers with mental illness using time limited treatment modalities, and quality care services. Preferred 2 years experience in working with the mentally ill population.
LANGUAGE SKILLS - Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish professional working relationships with all staff. Appropriately articulates the view of the agency when networking in the community.
CREDENTIALING, LICENSURE . Registration with the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Keywords: Lincoln Behavioral Svcs., Redford , Staff Nurse, Healthcare , Redford, Michigan

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