SMA Careers >> Registered Nurse; Full Time
Registered Nurse; Full Time
Summary
Title:Registered Nurse; Full Time
ID:4266
Department:Chet Bell Crisis Center
Location:1150 Red John Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Description
Salary Range:  $22.49/hr - $25.44/hr DOE
Working Hours: 36 hrs/week
Non-exempt

*** 2 Positions available with the following shifts***
  • Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 3p – 12a
  • 3 Nights varied (includes some Weekends) 7p-7a

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 Healthcare is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
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