SMA Careers >> Registered Nurse; Full Time
Registered Nurse; Full Time
Summary
Title:Registered Nurse; Full Time
ID:3872
Department:Pinegrove Crisis Services
Location:1150 Red John Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Description
Salary Range: $22.49/hr - $25.44/hr DOE
Working Hours:36hrs week; 7pm-7am; Nights vary
Non-exempt

*** This position is eligible for a shift differential up to 15% ***

A currently competent registered nurse who, under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing or Program Director, performs a variety of professional nursing duties.  This is a professional nurse and lead worker providing care, monitoring the mental and medical stability of clients in an emergency or crisis stabilization unit/detox facility. They will be responsible for and competent to provide unit supervision on assigned shifts, as well as, but not limited to: the screening and intake of clients referred to SMA for crisis stabilization or detoxification services in the Emergency Services department, the development of a diagnostic impression for those clients screened, assessing client mental health for appropriate psychiatric disposition, medical and substance abuse assessment, medical treatment as ordered by a physician, referral of clients to community agencies when applicable, medical triage, administration of emergency medication, crisis intervention, emergency procedures, and other health care related issues.  

Qualifications

Graduate of Associate of Science in nursing degree program. Current Florida RN license. Current CPR/First Aid Certificate. Registered nurse in the State of Florida. Graduate of a Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing preferred. Experience with health care delivery to chemically dependent adults and/or adults who have a mental health diagnosis.    
 
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in current principles and practices of health care delivery to chemically dependent adults and adults who have a mental health diagnosis. 
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in current computer skill.   
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly assess situations and use sound judgment in applying medical or emergency intervention techniques. 
  • Courteous when engaged in telephone conversation with staff and the public. 
  • Demonstrates competency in surveillance, prevention and control of infections. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in timely and accurate documentation of client care, and in accordance with SMABHC policy and procedure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, peers, professionals, community agencies and the general public.

Responsibilities
 
  • Assesses situations and uses sound judgment in applying medical or emergency intervention techniques.
  • Handles verbal and /or physically abusive, aggressive clients, utilizing Mandt techniques to ensure safety.
  • Develops diagnostic impression of client in accordance with DSM-IV-TR criteria, performs client screening for Baker Act, Marchman Act, and all established internal program criteria.
  • Creates an initial treatment plan in the electronic medical records for clients admitted.
  • Performs bio-psychosocial and/or medical nursing assessment and mental status exam for clients screened, presents diagnostic impression to psychiatrist or physician for client admission.
  • Confirms client payor source and obtains authorizations when required.
  • Provides medication passes as ordered by provider and/or client medication education specific to client age and condition.
  • Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment according to the SMABHS Safety/Risk Management Plan and agency approved crisis intervention techniques. 
  • Courteous when engaged in telephone conversation with staff and the public.
  • Records results in client record and provides interventions as indicated.
  • Recognizes and reports equipment malfunctions. 
  • Utilizes effective infection control techniques and methods.
  • Implements and records appropriate interventions.
  • Recognizes and reports infection control issues.
  • Maintains Records appropriately for quality assurance and other purposes.
  • Performs timely and accurate documentation of client care, and in accordance with SMABHC policy and procedure. 
  • Performs reviews, data collection, or audits of procedures and/or documentation as assigned to support Quality Improvement Activities. 
  • Communicates effectively with the mentally ill, emotionally disturbed or impaired clients. Communicates effectively verbally and in writing with clients, peers, professionals, community agencies and the general public.
  • Regarding collateral information, program information, questions from parents, family or significant others.
  • Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
 
SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
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