Registered Nurse in Covington, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Covington, LA
  • Job Type:
    Nurses
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/15/2018

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in the admission process, writes initial nursing histories, assesses patient’s condition and develops individual care plans.

  • Monitors patient’s behavioral, physiological and medical status and reports changes or situations requiring expertise or follow up to appropriate personnel.

  • Adherence to compliance program.

Treatment and Procedures

  • Observes and maintains established hospital and unit policies and procedures, objectives quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Provides nursing care in accordance with these standards.

  • Must possess physical and emotional stability to perform the duties and functions of the RN position.

  • Maintains patient’s rights and Mental Health Laws. Understands the confidential nature of all patient and hospital related activities.

  • Prioritizes assignments on a continual basis and performs all assignments while providing quality nursing care.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of current concepts and utilizes principles of psychiatric nursing and supervises other staff members in providing high quality psychiatric nursing care.

  • Evaluates patient care, consults with team members and modifies nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Invokes patients in treatment process to the fullest extent of their capabilities.

  • Demonstrates an ability to provide crisis intervention measures when indicated (i.e., suicide and escape precaution, aggressive behavior control).

  • Assists in patient education and medical rehabilitation of the patient and family.

  • Supervises and/or conducts patient education sessions.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a B.S.N., Diploma of Nursing, or Associates degree of nursing.
  • Knowledge of nursing process and legal aspect of nursing.  Must have good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Requires good organizational, supervisory and teaching ability. 
  • One year experience in a medical-surgical environment preferred. One year psychiatric nursing desirable.

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