This position is available for 1st shift. Every other weekend is required.
We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to support Lincoln Prairie’s mission. The Registered Nurse (RN) assesses, directs, delegates, coordinates and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members and in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices. The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direction and clinical and administrative supervision to all nursing staff assigned to the unit. The Registered Nurse (RN) assists in the coordination of all staff assignments to ensure that all patients will receive optimal care and that the unit duties are completed.
Scheduling for this position requires working every other weekend.
The primary responsibilities of the Registered Nurse (RN) position include:
- Provides quality, professional, psychiatric nursing care.
- Completes admission process and paperwork, including an initial nursing assessment, pain assessment, fall assessment and functional screening, and nutritional screening form.
- Lists all current medications upon admission on the medications reconciliation form. Contact MD for admission orders and document such on the medical reconciliation form.
- Provides supervision to all nursing staff assigned to the unit. Ensures staff has completed their assignments and documentation for assigned patients.
- Initiates initial MTP, problem description, long term, short term goals and treatment modalities based on comprehensive and initial nursing assessment findings.
- Accurately transcribes physician's orders and administers prescribed medications and treatment. Identifies need for PRN medication.
- Teach patients about their medication, actions, side-effects and any contra- indications.
- Reviews Lab and EKG reports. Notifies physician of abnormal results and documents such on the progress notes and TPR's.
- Assesses unit milieu and maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for patients and staff. Modifies milieu according to patient's age and developmental needs of the patients. Is responsible for the safe use of crisis interventions, documentation and discontinuation of physical hold and seclusions.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills and ability to intervene during psychiatric emergencies such as restraints, seclusion and physical holds. Utilizes the least restrictive measures prior to utilization of Seclusion and Restraints.
- Actively participates in the discharge planning process and completes all pertinent documentation related to discharge process.
- Responds to patient/family/guardian complaints.
- Assures compliance with applicable laws pertaining to psychiatric treatments.
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 97 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers.
- Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing required.
- Experience: One (1) year prior psychiatric experience in mental health nursing preferred.
- Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Illinois State Board of Nursing. Successful completion of CPR certification, age-specific training and the current patient aggression management training, including appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint, within 90 days of employment. Must pass a medication administration exam.
- Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge and implementation of psychiatric, medical and A.N.A. standards and nursing procedures that meet standards including State Nurse Practice Act and Code of Ethics. Knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures. Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing processes, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management, restraint and seclusion procedures and criteria and CPR training. Ability to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from substance abuse and a variety of mental illnesses. Knowledge of DCFS mandated reporting requirements. Demonstrated flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Effective oral and written communication skills. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter and goal/results-oriented. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. Microsoft Office, MS4 and computer skills. Strong customer service skills to external and internal customers. Ability to adhere to safety policies and code procedures react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to recommend/take corrective courses of action that would improve the functioning of the department’s systems.
- Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients with crisis prevention interventions. Push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping. Ability to use computer, printer, phone and office supplies. Typing/keying and mouse use. Ability to perform visual and auditory observation of patients. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen. The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
- Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.
This opportunity offers the following (eligibility may vary based on employment status):
- Challenging and rewarding work environment
- Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
- Competitive Compensation
- Excellent paid time off plan
- Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Plan, and additional voluntary benefits
- 401k plan with company match
- Tuition, licensure, and CEU reimbursement
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.
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