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RN Outpatient - PRN

Company: Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description Promotes the physical and mental health of individuals by applying the nursing processes. This is done as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and has the goal of assisting individuals to assume responsibility of their own health. The nurse coordinates and monitors medical services, including psychiatric and medication services, in accord with the requirements of regulatory agencies and in response to the individual’s needs. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Must be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm (or until work is completed).Essential Duties

  • Provides prompt telephonic crisis services by telephonic assessment, crisis intervention services, and crisis follow-up and relapse prevention services for individuals in the community, in outpatient services, the psychiatric medication clinic and in alternate care settings as assigned.
  • Provide skills training to clients and counsels clients on specific health goals.
  • Participates through a collaborative effort in developing and implementing a comprehensive crisis plan that provides the most effective and least restrictive available treatment. This plan is based on the provisional psychiatric diagnosis and will incorporate all requirements listed in the protocol ad or procedure related to crisis services including reassessment needs adjustment to individual’s response, coordination, resolution of crisis and transference to appropriate package.
  • Documents all services provided to a client or on behalf of a client in a progress note to be entered in the client’s medical record chart. Each service delivered will be documented according to agency and state guidelines to include any clinically significant information and in the case of a crisis and/or emergency.
  • Provides symptom management and education with the focus of resolving current medical/mental situation while assisting the individual to be an active participant in their treatment.
  • Coordinates, monitors, and/or participates in quality assurance programs.
  • Monitors and reviews case management service plans. Refers per protocol to the most effective and least restrictive approach to the behavioral health emergency.
  • Follows protocol and procedure for referring individuals in need of emergency services.RequirementsEducation: Graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.Experience: A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a psychiatric health-care facility preferred.Licensure: Currently licensed to practice by the Texas State Board of Nursing Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions exclusively on the basis of merit. We prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and marital status, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. All individuals employed by the Hospital are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct. The Hospital further will make all employment decisions, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, retention, compensation, training, discipline and termination of employment decisions without regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.Company DescriptionGeorgetown Behavioral Health Institute (GBHI) is a state of the art, 118-bed acute care psychiatric hospital offering comprehensive mental healthcare programs and services for adults, teens and older adults. In addition to offering inpatient acute care services, we provide outpatient programs that help support patients as they discharge or prevent hospitalization. Our hospital provides a safe environment staffed by caring and highly educated professionals where we support an atmosphere and a person-centered treatment program that promotes stabilization and healing.Our staff will work with each patient as an individual, addressing each of his or her unique needs through an integrated approach. Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, adjunctive therapists, and dieticians. Patients gain skills in the areas of developing healthy boundaries, learning how to appropriately express emotions, using effective communication skills, increasing self-esteem, managing anger, and developing life skills. GBHI will serve as an essential component of a recovery-oriented system of care where individuals can learn to live successfully in recovery with a serious mental illness and where families can gain knowledge, skills and coping mechanisms to support their loved ones and themselves. Our evidence based programs are designed to help individuals live healthy, satisfying and self-directed lives.

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