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700 East Cottonwood Road
Dothan, AL 36301
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Registered Nurse (Various Shifts)
Laurel Oaks • Dothan, AL
Posted 29 days ago
Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is a 118 bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents ages four through eighteen. The 55,000 square foot facility is situated on approximately 10 acres in the southeast corner of Alabama, less than 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia. In addition to the living units, the facility houses our full service cafeteria and New Day Academy; a state-supported year-round K-12th grade school with vocational opportunities. We provide numerous recreational activities including an in-ground swimming pool, game room, playground, basketball courts, and gymnasium. The multi-disciplinary staff at Laurel Oaks collaborates to ensure that services provided are clinically and medically appropriate and highly coordinated among all treatment disciplines. Laurel Oaks specializes in the treatment of youth who have multiple challenges and special needs. All children served at Laurel Oaks have a primary psychiatric disorder but most also have co-occurring conditions such as intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or physical/sexual abuse victimization. Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is currently seeking Registered Nurses for various shifts. The RN will:
Accurately and thoroughly documents nursing assessment and patient problems and ongoing assessments.
Formulates nursing plan of care within 8 hours of admission.
Discharges patients, documenting as per hospital policy
Administers medications and documents per physician orders and per hospital policy.
Makes assignments for non-licensed personnel.
Communicates patient information and changes to all necessary personnel and patient families.
Maintains a professional attitude at all times exhibiting service excellence to all.
Provides nursing care in a therapeutically effective manner.
Assures activities of daily needs are met.
Reports all suspected cases of abuse/neglect to appropriate agencies.
Accurately and thoroughly documents all restraints and seclusions.
Provides ongoing education to patient/family.
Safely uses and maintains biomedical equipment.
Immediately reports any medication errors and accurately completes Medication Error Report Forms.Job Requirements
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing (preferred.)
A diploma graduate and/or an associate degree in nursing required.
Current status in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alabama.
Demonstrates knowledge of normal growth and development of a population served.