Nurse - Adolescent Behavioral Health in Detroit, MI at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Detroit, MI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/9/2018

Job Description

We offer a superior benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, STD and LTD insurances in addition to 401K. 

Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and be a Registered Nurse with a license in the state of Michigan.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for passing and documentation of all medications, in accordance to DBI- Capstone Academy’s Medication Dispensing Procedure and Policy.

  • Closely monitor all youth with special medical conditions.

  • Work closely with the pharmacy to ensure that all medications are received in a timely manner.

  • Work with the therapists to get all medical/medication consents signed by parent/guardians in a timely manner.

  • Schedule all doctor, vision, immunization, specialty, physical therapy, surgical, tests and appointments.

  • Assist all physicians when they are in the building- including the psychiatrist, medical doctor, dentist, podiatrist and gynecologist. Follow up on all orders by doctors.

  • Follow up on all lab and test results. Notify the doctor, document in the resident’s chart, notify the therapist and/or parent/guardian if appropriate.

  • Keep track of all psychiatric evaluations, updated psychiatric evaluations and medication reviews. Ensure that all youth are having their appropriate appointments with the psychiatrist and that the CMO/DHS/therapist are receiving the appropriate information.

  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings for all new residents. Responsible for explaining the benefits and risks for medications to all who are present.

  • Maintain medical records for each youth.

  • Complete a Nursing Assessment within 7 business days of admission for each new resident.

  • Complete an Admission and Discharge Body Audit Scan and complete the Body Audit form.

  • Assess the status of residents’ during the following situations and provide appropriate first aid, medical interventions and complete a Body Audit form:

    * Physical restraints
    * Physical injuries
    * Suicide attempts
    * Self harming behaviors (cutting, hitting head on the wall, etc.)
    * Medical emergencies (seizures, sports injuries, etc.), including those requiring a visit to the emergency room or hospital. Contact the CMO/DHS and parent/guardian for all medical emergencies. Complete an Incident Report for all medical emergencies.
    * Complete a pre-natal assessment on all expectant mothers. Monitor all identified problems, schedule all pre-natal appointments, do teachings on each phase of pregnancy and tests that will be performed on the resident. If appropriate, provide teaching and recourse material to parents/guardian/staff.