Frontier Health has 65 professionally staffed facilities located in 12 counties throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Frontier Health works with health care providers, community agencies, advocacy groups, law enforcement, courts, and government and business markets to develop coalitions that address emerging community needs, tackle health care gaps and thwart evolving social problems. With a comprehensive network of trained professionals, we help our most challenged citizens achieve independence; have safe, affordable housing; lead fuller, more productive lives; become contributing members of their communities; and create a positive impact on local economies.
Frontier Health is dedicated to providing quality services that encourage people to achieve their full potential. Frontier Health strives to continue to be a leader in establishing and demonstrating local, regional and national standards of excellence for accessible and high quality behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and vocational services.
Renders professional nursing care to individuals within an assigned unit of the hospital and/or program.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Bachelor's in nursing preferred.
Licensure: Registered nurse licensed by Tennessee required and Virginia preferred
Experience: Experience as a staff nurse in a psychiatric setting preferred.
Knowledge/Skills: Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.
Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
Verbal/written communication skills
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Makes staff assignments with regard to patient needs, staff qualification, licensure guidelines, program policy, and infection control issues. -95% compliance
Interprets assessment data to develop a plan of care.
Implements and evaluates NCP/ITP and supervises other nursing staffs' involvement in the plan of care. -95% compliance
Record individual's activities, observations and behavioral symptoms per treatment plan and program procedure, as evidenced by performance improvement findings.
Attends and participates in staff conferences or interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure input as it relates to patients, as assigned.
Provides a variety of didactic therapeutic groups as per specific program requirements.
Assists physicians as needed or requested.
Evaluates and documents individual's reactions to medications and treatments.
Administers prescribed medications per MD order.
Educates individual/family toward an understanding of health/illness.
Monitors/assesses individual vital signs, observes and records medical needs, and responses to medical treatment.
Utilize personal protective equipment when performing invasive procedures, collecting urine and transporting lab specimens.
Utilizes effective and therapeutic Management of Aggressive Patient techniques in emergency psychiatric situations.
Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and inservices and individual program planning staffings as needed.
All other duties as assigned.