Provide and coordinate care by assessing physical and behavioral health needs of patient, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.
Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.
Ensure physician’s orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.
Ensure patient’s status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented. Notify physician of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.
Nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs. Initial treatment plan is completed upon admission.
Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.
Accurately administer medications per ordered note and document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
Responsible for completing admission and discharge processed efficiently and accurately as directed.
Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct attention and maintaining rational detachment.
Provide direction or coordinate the activities of the unit as directed.
Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved in patient treatment in an effective manner.
Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Prefer one year of nursing experience within clinical area of service provided by facility.
Current RN license as required by state. First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
ADDITIONAL REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:
Under the supervision of the Admissions Director, the Intake Registered Nurse provides nursing assessment and support during the admissions process. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary treatment team, other departments and administration to ensure that each new resident’s physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are identified. Facilitates each resident’s transition from Admissions to the assigned unit while ensuring that Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital's values are demonstrated during the admission process.Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, Registered Nurse provides age specific patient assessment, planning, evaluation, and implementation of patient care. Assists patients to meet basic needs independently, while supporting and documenting bio-psychosocial limitations in the broadest sense. Also responsible for psychiatric nursing management and co-facilitating patient groups and activities. Accountable for quality of care during work shifts. Effectively implements and utilizes patient care/treatment play through nursing. Maintains accurate, timely documentation of notable quality, as per program and nursing requirements, in clinical and other unit records supporting a reflection of treatment plans and continuity of care. Participates with Oasis Behavioral Health multi-disciplinary staff in assuring and maintaining quality patient care.
Licenses/Designations/Certifications: Arizona State Board of Nursing RN Licensure required. Must have or be able to obtain a valid Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing