GRAND PRAIRIE SERVICES
Job Title: Registered Nurse
Department: Emergency Behavioral Health Center
Grand Prairie Services is a community based behavioral healthcare provider with over 68 years of experience providing mental health services for the children, adolescents, adults and seniors living in Bloom, Bremen, Rich and Thornton townships.
We are currently seeking candidates for the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse positions for our Emergency Behavioral Health Center . The right candidate will Completes physical assessment on each client, arranges for follow-up for any medical problems identified and administers and monitors client medication as prescribed by a physician.
Completes physical assessment on each client, arranges for follow-up for any medical problems identified and administers and monitors client medication as prescribed by a physician by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Completes a physical assessment for each client within 48 hours or ensures the assessment has been completed within 48 hours.
Administer and monitor client’s medications as prescribed by the physician.
Document all clinical data as outlined in the organization’s policies and procedures. Keep documentation current.
Participate in multidisciplinary staffings.
Provide medication education training to clients and staff.
Arrange for follow-up for any medical problems identified.
Work with pharmacy in obtaining client medication and keep sample medication organized and stocked.
Guarantee that all medication received and dispensed is accurately logged and any medication errors are reported immediately.
Guarantee that all medication is properly stored and that expired sample medications are disposed of properly.
Ensure that all sharp and hazardous materials are disposed of in accordance with established procedures.
Provides supervision to the Licensed Practical Nurse.
Attend workshops and seminars in the areas of practice required by the organization, funders and other governing bodies.
Responsible for typing progress notes, assessments and treatment plans.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) / Registered Nurse (R.N.) from four year college or university and two to four years related experience. Must have proficient typing and computer skills.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.