The Registered Nurse is a proficient nurse, "who understands a situation as a whole because he/she perceives the meaning in terms of long-term goals. The proficient nurse learns from experience what typical events to expect in a given situation and how plans need to be modified in response to these events. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 11262761 Please refer to "Required Documents" section to ensure eligibility. The registered nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment, and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens including administering medications and treatments prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community Duties include but not limited to: Engages in teamwork to ensure a fair distribution of work and assignments; Understands Substance-Related Disorders (SRD)and nursing care related to SRD. Provides structure and maintains a safe therapeutic milieu & recovery-oriented environment. Manages psychiatric emergencies and intervenes with therapeutic principles of PMDB when clinically indicated Provides age-appropriate care in a culturally and ethically sensitive manner, responsible for PMDB training Assesses the physical and mental health needs of assigned patients Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with all patients He/she will be responsible for completing Suicide Risk Assessments when clinically indicated and plans interventions according to findings. Demonstrates working practices that include adherence to Infection Control Standards as well as the safe use and operation of equipment Serves as team member for unit and service level Continuous Improvement projects, and actively participates in assigned committees. Administers and monitors effectiveness and reactions to psychotropic medications and other prescribed medications. Complies with BCMA policy and procedure for safe medication administration and documentation. Serves as Charge Nurse-assigns, delegates and oversees nursing activities of other licensed and unlicensed personnel. Completes clinical reminders and vaccinations for preventative health practices. Demonstrates knowledge of psychotropic medications and other prescribed medications. The proficient nurse learns from experience what typical events to expect in a given situation and how plans need to be modified in response to these events. Work Schedule: Various shifts tour available; compressed/flexible hours Functional Statement Title/#: RN; SARRTP Financial Disclosure Report OGE Form 278e Filing: This position is NOT required to file the Public Financial Disclosure Report.
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