RN- Mental Health (Contingent) in New Baltimore, MI at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • The Registered Nurse is responsible for the overall functioning of the unit for the designated shift to include direct supervision of assigned staff.
  • Serves as clinical resource and role model for other nursing staff, recognizing limitations and seeking assistance when appropriate. 
  • Assesses patients and identifies patient problems and/or needs based on assessment data. 
  • Utilizes assessment skills to recognize subtle or overt signs and symptom and communicates effectively with the physician regarding abnormal diagnostic data. 
  • Anticipates possible complications and initiates corrective actions. 
  • Effectively integrates the multidisciplinary approach to patient care. 
  • Facilitates discharge protocols. 
  • Initiates the multi-disciplinary treatment plan. 
  • Acts as a patient advocate.
  • Understands basic pharmacology and safely administers and documents medication as ordered.