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RN in Lafayette, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Lafayette, LA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

  1. Assisting with admission process by:
    1. Obtaining and recording vital signs and weight at the time of admission
    2. Properly searching belongings and securing patient’s items per policy of facility
    3. Orienting the patient to the unit, room, staff
    4. Reviewing unit’s program schedule and handbook with the patient at the time of admission
  2. Maintains a therapeutic environment
    1. ensuring mental health technicians comply with 15 minute observation
    2. mental health technicians are conducting room checks as indicated by facility policy
    3. continually monitors and enforces compliance with unit rules
    4. effectively applies supportive behavior when assisting in the control of patients who exhibit unacceptable behavior
    5. demonstrates the ability to employ de-escalation and therapeutic interventions as needed
    6. assist with moving patients in room with risk for harm to self/others closer to the nursing station
    7. properly transfer patients from one unit to another unit
    8. demonstrate knowledge and adhere to safety regulations of facility policy such as Code Blue, Code 13, and Code Grey.
  3. Complies with nursing assignment and complete duties using appropriate judgment and knowledge.
  4. Communicates outcome of assigned task to the charge nurse in a timely manner
  5. Communicates incomplete assignments such as recording of vital signs, hours of sleep, and meal eaten to Charge Nurse of Staffing Coordinator to assure continuity of care.
  6. Document patient’s status and care such as vital signs, meals eaten, hours of sleep, and intake/output in the medical record in an accurate, thorough, and concise manner.
  7. Communicate any signs and symptoms of adverse reaction from medication regimen to the Charge Nurse to obtain appropriate interventions from the physician.
  8. Uses nursing resources to improve knowledge of patient’s needs.
  9. Conduct groups such as healthy living, relaxation techniques, and anger management to educate patients and promote growth.
  10. Accompanies patient to outside appointments to ensure safety
  11. Participate in change of shift report to facilitate improved communication and continuity pf care. All reports should be as concise as possible.
  12. Participates in all mandatory meetings to become familiar with changes with policies of facility and regulatory standards.