TITLE: REGISTERED NURSE
DEPARTMENT: OUTPATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
STATUS: NON EXEMPT – FULL TIME (Weekdays M-F)
Position Summary: To deliver quality general and psychiatric nursing care to adults (typically age 18 and older) with psychiatric or emotional disorders; to serve actively and constructively as a member of the organization’s multi-disciplinary treatment team, and support the organization’s and adults psychiatric philosophy of care.
- Collects and analyzes data regarding patient’s physical, psychological, self care, educational, and anticipating discharge planning needs
- Develops a comprehensive outline of care to be delivered to attain expected outcomes; includes in this plan, specific goals and interventions delineating nursing actions unique to each patient
- Maintains effective communication with all units and departments
- Functions within the policies and philosophies of the organization
- Supervises direct patient care as required
- Works within budgetary constraints to include staff overtime and supplies
- Carries out medication management responsibilities
- Conducts patient community meetings
- Provides input into discharge planning process
- Maintain patient, and unit related documentation
- Maintain a safe, orderly, and therapeutic environment for patients
Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an approved vocational nursing school; must have a current California RN license, current CPR required; demonstrates sound leadership skills and utilizes these skills in organizing the activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks of the Adult for a given shift; record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be an exemplary role model to others; displays basic knowledge of treatment procedures; interventions common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice; record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be a role model to others; basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the adult psychiatric population; application of this knowledge to adult nursing care; basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with adult psychiatric care; through familiarity of psychopharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with adult psychiatric population; basic teaching and training skills helpful; problem-solving; organizational and time management; crisis intervention skills; written and oral communication skills; skills in facilitating and/or co-facilitating process orientated and didactic groups; skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a variety of clinical and support team members; empathy for patients and their families; skills in maintaining information as highly confidential.
Physical Requirements: Ability to stoop, crouch, reach, stand, and lift up to 50 pounds.