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Registered Nurse PRN

Universal Health Services


Location:
BENTON, AR
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
203745
Categories:
  • Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Emergency Department
  • LPN / LVN
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Per Diem
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nurse Practitioner
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Registered Nurse PRN

Job Code:  203745
Facility: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas
Location: BENTON, AR US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Certification 
Skills:  
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 0.010
Position Summary:

Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Rivendell Behavioral Health Services is a 80-bed acute care facility located in Benton, AR , has been providing quality health care to the residents of Arkansas since 1986. Rivendell provides and array of emotional and behavioral health services for adults, children and adolescents. Our multi-disciplinary treatment approach has created an environment for healing. Rivendell currently has a Registered Nurse position available. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

The RN serves as the Team Leader, and has responsibility for creating, maintaining and managing a therapeutic milieu within the treatment program to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Performs ongoing assessments of the behavioral and medical needs of the patients each shift. Charts those observations of the patient in the nurse’s note each shift, in a legible and concise manner.


Plans, implements and evaluates age specific and developmentally appropriate individualized nursing care on the interdisciplinary treatment plans. Updates treatment plans as necessary. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in age-specific criteria of the unit to which assignment is made:


Adult Acute Care Unit (short term stays for general adult population above age 18)
Assists with activities of daily living as indicated for the specific unit including safety issues related to immobility, safety, restraints, and decreased sensorium. Is able to assess the patient's level of orientation and identify cues for assessment based on functioning level. Understands the specific unit programming and functioning level interventions to meet the needs of the more chronic patient.
Acute Care Unit (short term stays for ages 5 through 17)
Understands the difference between age appropriate behaviors versus pathological behaviors in the patient population. Understands the uniqueness of the program tract and the focus on development status.

Carries out physician orders regarding diet, medication and treatment.


Report to the charge nurse patient's signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment and/or interventions and the patient's response to the treatments and documents same in the medical record according to hospital policy. Alerts physician to clinically pertinent findings in a timely manner.

Under the direction of the Charge Nurse authorizes emergency implementation of seclusion and physical restraint in the physician's absence according to hospital policy. Participates in, supervises and documents, special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of patients according to hospital policy.

Reviews all STP documentation, and initials all entries made by the MHA/LPN or other staff. Completes the QA information on each STP sheet.

Assists in coordinating treatment as a team member through participation in treatment planning meetings.

Educates patient/family toward an understanding of health/illness and the plans for post discharge care. Responsible for running or supervising all milieu groups and health teaching groups.

Attends mandatory hospital and department inservices and monthly department meetings. Participates in the Performance Improvement process and other research projects.

Performs basic first aid, manages emergency situations as necessary.

Administers PRNs to assigned patients and completes appropriate documentation on the MAR. 
Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Requirements
Must be a Registered Nurse licensed to practice nursing in the State of Arkansas. CPR certification is required.

Must have the ability to oversee LPNs/MHAs and ancillary staff in selected aspects of direct clinical care is required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred but not required. Must be knowledgeable and understanding of nursing practices and principles within the psychiatric setting. Ability to plan for and provide developmentally appropriate individualized nursing care. Ability to teach select aspects of nursing care to others. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and /or making nursing decisions. Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with patients, families, visitors and staff.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


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