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Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN)

Metropolitan Development Council Tacoma, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, 401k, Dental

The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) provides standard nursing care to guests experiencing mental health challenges in the Evaluation and Treatment Center (E&T).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides nursing care following established nursing service objectives and standards.
  • Ensures that all safety and infection control practices are followed.
  • Distributes and documents medications (including narcotics) according to established standards and regulations; oversees Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) on shared shift who are providing medication administration.
  • Distributes and documents medications (including narcotics) according to established standards and regulations; oversees LPN providing same service.
  • Updates Medication Administration Records in a timely and accurate manner for all clients as orders change; oversees LPN providing same service.
  • Responds to emergency situations and is ultimately a leader in their position when on shift to help support the nursing staff in delivery of services to the E&T guests
  • Documents all provided services in the E&T guest’s electronic medical record, ensuring that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations, standards and established deadlines in accordance with WAC laws
  • Instructs E&T guests in required health hygiene techniques and provides support when necessary
  • Communicates with guests and families (family is defined by the guest) regarding treatment and care
  • Assures confidentiality is always maintained
  • Completes administrative documentation in a timely and accurate manner, such as time sheets, time off requests, etc.
  • Provides all required annual documentation to Human Resources and completes all required training in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nursing Diploma with Bachelor’s degree
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse without any restrictions and experience in chemical dependency, mental health, medical surgical procedures or other areas of nursing relevant to the position
  • The incumbent must pass a criminal background check
  • Must have current TB test or x-ray at time of hire
  • Must have a current First Aid/CPR card per licensing requirements

Requirements:

  • Must be able to successfully pass MDC’s physical intervention training within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to successfully re-certify in MDC’s physical intervention training on an annual basis.

Metropolitan Development Council

MDC is a dynamic non-profit known for using best practices and finding solutions for vulnerable people. MDC offers a range of job opportunities for individuals who share our commitment to excellence, demonstrate personal and professional integrity, and optimize human potential and inclusion. Through an integrated approach of empowering individuals to make their own choices, MDC fulfills our mission of promoting self-sufficiency and removing individuals and families from poverty.

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