Psychiatric nurses needed treatment for competency restoration and inpatient care for the evaluation of potentially mentally ill individuals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
● Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or Organization policy. ● Explains procedures and treatments to residents and family, to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension. ● Maintains awareness of the comfort and safety needs of patients. ● Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. ● Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and to assess the condition of the resident. ● Documents nursing history and physical assessments of assigned residents. ● Observes resident; records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of patient’s condition, reaction to drugs, treatments or if there is a significant incident. ● Notifies the resident’s physician and appropriate responsible party/POA when there is a change in the resident’s condition or upon the death of a resident. ● Prepares equipment and accompanies and aids physicians during rounds; assists with examinations, and consults with the physician as necessary in planning resident care, treatment and rehabilitation. ● Performs emergency treatment when necessary based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol. ● Notifies the physician of the emergency and carry out physician orders. ● Supervises the work of nursing assistant(s) to include recruitment, hiring, staff development, and training, appraising, rewarding and disciplining, when necessary. ● Handles complaints and reported suspicion of abuse or neglect appropriately. ● Participates in departmental or unit quality improvement activities. ● Attends required in-service meetings and training, and participates in other committees as assigned. ● Performs direct nursing care and other duties of Nursing Services employees when necessary. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by candidates of this job. Candidates may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description
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