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Registered Nurse (PRN)

Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Dallas, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Per Diem
Job Description

The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide professional nursing care to patients according to hospital policy and procedure; will assess patient care needs, plan and implement nursing care procedures, evaluate patient progress and modify care plans as necessary; will provide teaching to patients and their families; will direct the work of nursing support staff through the use of appropriate delegation and supervision skills.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct care to patients, which includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress.
  • Collaborate with a variety of interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best possible care for their patients.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe environment
  • Provide social support for patients by creating and encouraging patients to take advantage of opportunities such as support groups, social activities and other therapeutic measures.
  • Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history.
  • Plans and provides nursing care for patients.
  • Makes nursing diagnosis of the medical and emotional status of patients and recommends treatment options.
  • Consults with psychiatrists and other behavioral health staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients.
  • Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications.
  • Arranges further medical attention when necessary.
  • Assists the client in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatment.
  • Keep accurate written charts and records of patient activities and progress.Comply with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures.
  • Use professional judgment to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with patients in crisis
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients.
  • Test for vital signs of pain and ensures treatments of pain.
  • Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physicians written orders.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations and laboratory results according to standard medical record keeping.
  • Performs administrative assignments such as filing, answering phones, typing, and completing progress notes in the computer system.
  • Performs related duties, as requested.
  • Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the hospital.

Requirements

  • Education: ADN or BSN from an accredited college or university. CPR
  • Required Licenses: Valid Texas RN license in good standing required.
  • Certifications: BLS, ACLS, CPI certifications a plus. De-escalation Program (provided during on-site training)
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years clinical experience, preferably in a behavioral healthcare setting, phone triage, telehealth, case management, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Must be 21 years old or older.
  • Additional: Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Screening: Must successfully pass background check, drug screen, physical and be able to provide positive employment references.
  • Physical Demands: With or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand for sustained period of time, walk, pull, lift, raise and move objects from position to position (up to 50 lbs), finger grasp; feel sizes, shapes, temperatures, and textures; express or exchange ideas orally and potentially loudly, accurately, or quickly; visually detect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, assess; perceive the nature of sound with or without correction; perform repetitive motions of the wrist, hands, or fingers. Light work most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and occasionally medium work, that is exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.

Requirements

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the hospital.

If you are among the most competitive and qualified candidates for the job, you will be contacted directly by one of our hiring managers. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding your application status. Good Luck & we hope to meet you soon!

Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

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Dallas, TX
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