RN in Jonesboro, AR at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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  • Location:
    Jonesboro, AR
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

  • Collaborates with Medical Directors, PCPs, and other allied health personnel regarding medical needs of patients. Reports pertinent medical information to PCPs and Medical Directors upon discovery.

  • Maintains organized and updated list of scheduled and PRN medications for each patient receiving medications at the facility. Obtains prescribing information from the parent, doctor, or pharmacy. Completes daily documentation of medications, including dosage, frequency, and route of medications given on the Medication Administration Record (MAR). Monitors patients for drug reactions and documents any on the Drug Reaction Log. Notifies guardians when medications need to be refilled.

  • Examines patients in need of medical attention and responds accordingly, making sound nursing decisions based on facts and experience. Notifies parents of situation requiring medical attention either by telephone or letter. If necessary, contacts the PCP or Medical Director for recommendations. Documents illness or injury requiring medical attention. Follows-up with patient and/or family and documents follow-up action taken.

  • Gathers medical information, including immunization records, medical consents, prescribed medications, and allergies on all new patients enrolled to facility. Mails completed Release of Information forms to request any additional information needed from doctors, hospitals, or other facilities. Informs staff of medical concerns as appropriate.

  • Ensures that each patient is assessed by the Medical Director prior to enrollment and every six months thereafter. Completes appropriate information on the Physician Assessment form, such as the date of birth, PCP, reason for visit, diagnosis, etc. Assists Medical Director during assessment and follows through with orders.

  • Advocates for referrals to outside specialists and other allied health personnel as needed. Notifies parents or guardians of referrals and any appointments made.

  • Obtains discharge summaries for patients who have been absent from the clinic due to hospitalization.

  • Determines appropriate plan of action and instructs involved employees as to what documentation should be completed and how a parent or guardian should be notified when informed of accidents or incidents. Maintains completed Incident Report forms in numerical order.

  • Completes the Child Abuse Report form for all cases of suspected physical or sexual abuse when a physical examination is needed and takes pictures of injuries, if applicable. The nurse will label all pictures, place them in sealed envelopes, and maintain them in his/her office filed numerically in a locked cabinet or file. Child Abuse Report forms will be turned in to the Clinic Director who will review and sign them and maintain them in a locked cabinet or file in his or her office.

  • Follows through on orders received from nutritionist, including notifying treatment room staff, parents, and PCPs, etc.

  • Maintains documentation of immunizations for each patient enrolled in facility. Ensures immunizations remain current during enrollment by notifying parents or guardians when they are due.

  • Maintains updated list of allergies for each patient in the facility. Informs therapists and treatment room staff any time new allergies are added.

  • Reviews all medical records received and distributes to appropriate personnel. Interprets clinical data to identify patient risk, both actual and potential. Initiates appropriate action and reports to team members.

  • Notifies appropriate personnel when medical equipment needs to be ordered (syringes, serum, gloves, etc) and stocks equipment when delivered.

  • Schedules CPR training as needed. Maintains documentation of employee CPR certification.

  • Administers flu shots to employees.

  • Maintains first aid kits and oxygen tanks.

  • Maintains daily temperature checks on the refrigerator containing medications.

  • Assures that medical documentation is complete and in compliance with regulatory agencies and standards as established by the clinic.

  • Promotes continuity, consistency, and expediency of care to patients and families.

  • Serves as resource for clinic staff in areas of primary health care, infection control, disease processes, and emergency procedures. Performs staff in-services as needed.

  • Maintains Medical Policies and Procedures Manual in a current status at all times.

  • Assists in efforts of marketing and patient recruitment.

  • Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.

  • Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including CHMS, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.

  • May perform other direct patient care responsibilities as assigned.

  • May perform other related and non-related duties as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.


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