Registered Nurse - Gero-Psych PRN

Prime Healthcare

Posted 1 year ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Not Stated
Education Level: BSN Preferred
Certificates: BLS
Experience Level: All
Compensation: NA

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Registered Nurse - Gero-Psych PRN

Position Id

00-1698-1

Job Organization

PAMPA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER,

Job Type

1 Per Diem Jobs

Status

Active

Hours

Job Location

One Medical Plaza, PAMPA, GRAY, TEXAS, UNITED STATES - 79065

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Job summary

Job description/Responsibilities:  Takes a Nursing History at admission. Uses resources/information appropriately. Makes pertinent observations. Assesses mental and physical of patients health status per shift. Identifies and prioritizes individual client needs .Prepares a nursing care section of interdisciplinary treatment plan with measurable, realistic behavioral goals based on identified actual and potential client problems. Implements nursing care actions to promote goal attainment. Evaluates effectiveness of nursing actions against stated goals and problems. Revises nursing care plans with changes in patient condition. Understands the roles and functions of other members of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Communicates the role of the psychiatric nurse to the other members of the health team. Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating the treatment plan. Participates in flash meeting and/or treatment plan. Participates in care conferences with client included, as appropriate. Collaborates with members of the health care team. Participates in planning the resolution of ethical dilemmas. Effectively manages unit issues and concerns at the lowest level possible. Provides a safe environment and takes into account the safety needs of the psychiatric patient. Measures vital signs including neuro-vitals. Implements seizure precautions, as appropriate. Performs suctioning technique. Administers oxygen therapy. Assists client with coughing and deep breathing exercises. Maintains established intravenous lines. Inserts naso-gastric tubes. Administers gastric feedings. Feeds Clients when necessary. Assists clients to maintain hygiene. Assists client to maintain normal body functions. Cares for client with drainage e.g urinary. Performs urinary catheterization. Administers enemas and suppositories. Provides ostomy care. Transfers and turns clients. Safely operates mechanical lifts. Ambulates client. Demonstrates proper use of body mechanics. Follows procedures to minimize risk of decubitus ulcers. Carries out isolation techniques. Performs sterile dressing techniques. Applies dressings wet and dry. Applies hot and cold compresses. Provides cast care. Obtains specimens (except venous and arterial blood, and vaginal specimens) Tests capillary blood glucose level. Follows policy on admission, transfer and discharge procedurePrepares client for diagnostic procedures. Cares for the body after death Administers oral, rectal, vaginal, topical, intramuscular, intravenous, and subcutaneous medications. Instills eye and ear medications. Performs procedures related to specific drugs. Follows control drug regulations. Assesses need for PRN medication. Assesses and recognizes the effects and side effects of drug. Follows established procedures for safe medication administration. Uses equipment and materials to provide support and protection, e.g. Restraints. Operates wheelchairs, gurneys, portable commodes, etc. Ensures safe equipment is available for the client. Adheres to Universal Precautions..  We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources: hr-prime@primehealthcare.com

Company Policy: We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender,gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.
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Required Qualification:  Must have current and valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Texas. BLS upon hire and maintain current. Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB) within 90 days of hire. Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws and Practice standards. Working knowledge of interdisciplinary treatment team process, behavior health programming and daily nursing functions for inpatient and outpatient behavioral health units. Working knowledge of the continuum of care for behavioral health care preferred Working knowledge of State and Federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements related to behavioral health care. Including 5150, T-Con/ LPS Conservatorship, LPS Designation, DPOA and Voluntary/Involuntary treatment processes / requirements preferred. LPS Professionals: Must have obtained LAC approved training on LPS Statues and patients rights and passed the LPS certification exam. Must have DMH approved LPS certification at SOH and must be a member in good standing on the professional staff prior to writing 5150 holds. LPS Professionals: Must have at least 3 years of experience in an inpatient mental health facility Patients Rights Education/Competency required upon hire or within 30 days of hire and maintain current.  We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources: hr-prime@primehealthcare.com

Experience: Minimum 1 Year - Maximum 3 Years

Job Family: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Occupations: Registered Nurses

Degree Required: Associate/Diploma Or Higher

Degree Preferred: Bachelor Or Higher

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