::The Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides leadership to the mental health treatment team during a designated shift through making patient assignments for responsibilities and activities and general supervision of programming, treatment and direct care staff. Insures the unit functions in an organized manner by:
Assigning staff responsibility for patient education groups and topic.
Assigning break times.
Assigns staff to meal supervision.
Assesses each patient daily and documents in progress notes. Reviews flow sheet and documents behaviors noted.
Communicate specific patient information through receiving and giving shift report including, but not limited to, patients diagnosis, treatment plan issues, specific behaviors, medical issues, special precautions.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a diploma or an associate degree, B.S.N. preferred.
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Missouri.
Knowledge of Professional Nursing
Advanced knowledge of adolescent and child behaviors and knowledge of nursing interventions that are appropriate for the treatment of children and adolescents in need of psychiatric care.
Experience in the behavioral health treatment of children and an adolescent is preferred.
Medication Therapy Management