Registered Nurse (RN)

Posted 2 years ago

STATEMENT OF WORK: Registered Nurse Psychiatric

Everyday Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Gather information about the patient’s/client’s psychological, physiological, sociological, cultural, nutritional, and spiritual status through interviews with the patient, family, case manager, and/or designated power of attorney.
  • Collaborates with a team to include patient/client, family, health care provider, (medical or mental health) case/care manager, non-licensed staff to develop a person-centered plan of care of the patient/client Develops and implements educational plans and/or goals to assist the patient/client in achieving maximum health care benefits.
  • Promotes and provides patient/client safety through established nursing care processes, the scope of service, and/or regulatory components to include medication storage, medication reconciliations, medication administration, and measuring medication compliance of the patient.
  • Responds to and reports any changes in the patient’s/client’s condition in a timely manner, documenting any changes in the patient intervention and goals within 24 hours.
  • Stays informed of state and federal regulations and compliance related to the nursing practice of designated work areas to include but not limited to behavioral/mental health, developmental disabilities, youth services, home health care services.
  • Documents nursing assessments and interventions utilizing the established electronic health record (HER).
  • Provides follow-up and feedback to the patient/client related to their health care concerns and problems.
  • Administer medication and treatments under the supervision and orders of the Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner and documents the administration and treatment immediately after rendering.
  • Provides the Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner with medical/nursing information related to patient’s clients’ response to medications and/or treatments to include but not limited to side effects of medications.
  • Advocates for the patient/client through the reporting and follow up on patient/client health care issues and concerns.
  • Assist the relevant Wellness HealthCare Clinics departments in developing, evaluating, and revising nursing policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining and facilitating HIPAA compliance/Privacy laws Supports Wellness HealthCare’s mission, vision, and value statement other related duties and responsibilities.

Qualified Candidates:

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of Nursing
  • A minimum of 2 years of recent nursing experience as a licensed nurse in the relevant area to include: Mental/behavioral health, developmental disability, youth/adolescent services, working with the elderly, and/or home care experience
  • Current license or eligibility RN licensure in DC
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Electronic Health Records experience (iCams/Credible preferred)

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