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Registered Nurse Outpatient Services PRN

Company: Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

We are hiring for a PRN Registered Nurse for our Outpatient Services at Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute. The RN is responsible for delivering quality general/psychiatric nursing care to patients who seek outpatient services for treatment of psychiatric or emotional disorders, support the hospital and program philosophy of care, and ensure the safety and well-being of each patient.Essential Duties:

  • Provide direct care to patients, which includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress.
  • Collaborate with a variety of interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best possible care for their patients.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe environment within the outpatient department.
  • Provide social support for patients by creating and encouraging patients to take advantage of opportunities such as support groups, social activities and other therapeutic measures.
  • Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history.
  • Plans and provides nursing care for patients.
  • Makes nursing diagnosis of the medical and emotional status of patients and recommends treatment options.
  • Consults with psychiatrists and other behavioral health staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients.
  • Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications.
  • Arranges further medical attention when necessary.
  • Assists the client in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatment.
  • Keep accurate written charts and records of patient activities and progress. Comply with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures.
  • Use professional judgment to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with patients in crisis.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients.
  • Test for vital signs of pain and ensures treatments of pain.
  • Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physician's written orders.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations and laboratory results according to standard medical record keeping.
  • Performs administrative assignments such as filing, answering phones, typing, and completing progress notes in the computer system.RequirementsEducation and/or Licensure - ADN/BSN or equivalent. Must possess current RN licensure in the State of Texas by the Nursing Board. Must possess or obtain a valid CPR certification and SAMA training within 30 days of hire.Experience - None required. Prior psychiatric healthcare experience helpful.Knowledge Skills and Abilities
    • Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines; and finish all food preparation at specified serving time; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs.
    • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile customer services interactions.
    • High school level reading and writing skills; acceptable oral and written communication skills along with legible handwriting.
    • Customer service skills in face to face interactions with dealing courteously with patients, the public, and other staff within the organization.
    • Use of appropriate social skills, including demonstration and respect for patients and staff; empathy toward patients; skills in teaching or assisting with activities of daily living helpful.
    • Must be able to work independently, in a result restricted physical environment for extended periods of time.
    • Skill to independently interpret reference materials to comply with law, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc.
    • Ability to apply time management practices to prioritize, schedule and complete work effectively to comply with mandated policies and deadlines.
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks or parts of tasks simultaneously to ensure timely completion of work activities.BenefitsFull-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, company paid disability, 401(k) and a generous amount of paid time off.If you are among the most competitive and qualified candidates for the job, you will be contacted directly by one of our hiring managers. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding your application status. Good luck & we hope to meet you soon!Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, Georgetown , Registered Nurse Outpatient Services PRN, Healthcare , Georgetown, Texas

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