Registered Nurse PRN- Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/17/2018

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Position Summary:

Responsible for completing nursing assessment on new patients.  Responsible for assisting the physicians and providing routine medical care to all patients/residents served.  Responsible for ordering prescribed medications from the pharmacy; setting up daily medications, and administering medications at the prescribed times.  Responsible for accurate and timely documentation regarding any medical issues.  Responsible for scheduling physician visits for new admissions as well as physical examinations for all patients/residents.  Assist the MD during examinations and assure the exam and all orders are accurately documented.  Provide and supervise direct and indirect nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups.


Qualifications:

  •       Experienced Registered Nurse.
  •       Must posses a current nursing license.
  •       Experience working in a acute inpatient setting
  •       Experience working in a residential treatment facility.
  •       Knowledge of medical terminology associated with psychiatric and behavioral care required
  •       CPR certification required
  •       Minimum 21 years of age.

 Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  •       Knowledge of practical nursing specialties.
  •       Knowledge of various medications used in conjunction with the mentally challenged
  •       Knowledge of infection control practices
  •       Knowledge of nutrition and diets
  •       Effective oral and written communications skills.
  •       Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
  •       Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
  •       Ability to work as a team player.
  •       Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.
  •       Ability to accept directions.
  •       Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  •       Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  •       Strong interpersonal skills, strong business acumen, computer literate with Microsoft, strong writing skills
  •       Ability to demonstrate sound leadership and organizational skills required.
  •       Ability to perform interventions as required for behavioral healthcare.

Physical, mental, special demands, and working conditions:

  •       May be required to lift/restrain patients/residents.
  •       May have some exposure  to  communicable/infectious diseases
  •       May have some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/residents.
  •       May be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
  •       Ability to work assigned hours per week.
  •       Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time.
  •       Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  •       Ability to run, squat, and kneel.

Machines, tools, equipment:

  •       Telephone, switchboard paging system, walkie-talkie.
  •       Copy machines, fax machines.
  •       Durable Medical equipment.

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