SUMMARY: Provides nursing services at the Residential Treatment Center. Works under the direction of the Nurse Practitioner. Performs comprehensive assessments during admissions process to assist in the plan of care, identifying appropriate pathways based on client history. Provides nursing education based on client's individual needs to promote well-being. Observes medication administration, monitors for adverse drug reactions or severe withdrawal symptoms and completes documentation in compliance with procedures and CARF standards.
QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Nurse with LPN license in State of Kentucky. CPR certification required. Two years nursing experience with demonstrated ability to inspire others to excellence. At least one year of chemical dependency experience desired. Additional nursing experience in behavioral health, extended healthcare and acute healthcare preferred. Working knowledge of CARF standards.
Complete nursing triage during open access times
Consult with the Nurse Practitioner to determine appropriateness for admission
Coordinate with pharmacy for any medication needs
Provide medical support to the residential units
Assist with health clinic coordination
Patient-centered with strong clinical and assessment skills
Appropriately respond to medical emergencies
Project sincere caring attitude with awareness of working boundaries
Able to direct and motivate staff
Self-motivated and directed
Time management skills
Ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds
Ability to identify withdrawal symptoms and addictive behavior
Able to perform accurate and timely documentation using electronic medical records
Medication administration knowledge and values accuracy
Computer skills using database, spreadsheet and word processing
Ability to bend, stoop, lift and move medical equipment up to 25 pounds
All employees of Transitions Incorporated are required to maintain a professional attitude and work atmosphere through the strict adherence to the Transitions Code of Ethics, Non-Fraternization policy, Infection Control Policy, Fire-Safety Policy, Drug Free
Workplace standards, dress code, etc., as outlined in the Personnel Policies and
Appendixes; and to uphold and maintain the Personnel Policies.