NOW HIRING! BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RN in Elgin, OK
Job Type: Direct
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Looking for a community with around 90K in population and close to a military base, that offers a low cost of living and plenty of activities in the area but is within an hour of Oklahoma City and two hours of Dallas Fort Worth?
The area offers lots of outdoor activities and beautiful scenery as they are at the foothills of the great plains and Wichita Mountains.
Recreation can be found at the city's many parks, lakes, museums, and festivals. Notable residents of the city include many musical and literary artists, as well as several professional athletes.
They are proud of their rich history of serving the community and vow to continue the tradition of healing and caring with compassion, trust, innovation and excellence.
The Behavioral Health Staff Registered Nurse holds a shift accountability to provide direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the medical center.
Maintains clinical competencies through continuing education and delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of available staff.
-Directs and supervises LPNs, MHTs, Nurse Techs
-Ensure shift report is given daily
-Assign patients to each team member and other unit duties
-Assign meal breaks to all team members
-Completes acuity sheet every shift
-Ensure all medication education is complete per schedule, and all first doses are completed and found in charts
-Administer medications to include educating patients and families indication use and side effects to include immunizations available during their shift
-Ensure immunizations are given and appropriate paperwork is completed
-Review birth certificate and immunization status and call guardians to request
-Ensure medication discrepancies are resolved at end of shift
-Ensure discharge medications information is provided in terms patient/family can understand and document
-Ensure restraint/seclusion log is completed appropriately per event
-Report patient/team member On-job injuries to supervisor immediately
-Complete occurrence report for all unusual events/incidents
-Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
-Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient’s conditions
-Record patients' medical information and vital signs
-Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions: and provide ongoing patient family education regarding diagnosis, treatment, and intervention
-Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
-Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition
-Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
-Assist with coordinating discharge plan and care
-Ensure any signatures needed in charts are completed
-Attend morning meeting with Dr. and Therapist
-Reports and updates staffing hours/variance to supervisor every shift
-Maintain the safety of the Milieu
-Ensure patient safety and staff supervision and intervention to include: Properly implement behavioral medical emergency protocol
-Assist with new hire training/preceptor
-Promote customer service (Patients, Families, Visitors, Team Members, Physicians)