Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse ($1000 Hiring Bonus)

Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. - St. Louis, MO (30+ days ago)2.7

The incumbent of this position is responsible for providing nursing services to patients in behavioral health and/or substance abuse rehabilitation to maintain a safe, therapeutic environment.

  • 12-hour shifts, flexible schedule, $1000 hiring bonus
Essential Job Functions:
  • Evaluation of the client’s physical condition and the need for detoxification services
  • Recording initial patient medical histories and vital signs
  • Monitoring health status during social setting detoxification
  • Complete disease prevention, risk reduction and reproductive health education.
  • Arranging medical appointments dealing with medical conditions that occur during treatment and managing medical emergencies, such as accidental injuries and drug reactions.
  • Conferring with a physician as necessary or advocating for medical services through managed care organizations.
  • Arranging or monitoring special dietary needs for medical conditions.
  • Reviewing medication requirements with clients, educating the client and guardian (if necessary) about the benefits of taking prescribed medications as prescribed. Monitoring medication compliance in regard to State Regulatory standards.
  • Consulting with the physician or pharmacy to confirm medications prescribed.
  • Oversee therapeutic injection of medication (subcutaneous or intramuscular).
  • Monitoring lab levels including consultation with physicians, clients, and clinical staff.
  • Coordination of medication needs with pharmacies, clients, and families, including the use of indigent drug programs.
  • Monitoring medication side-effects including the use of standardized evaluations.
  • Monitoring physician orders for treatment modifications requiring patient education.
  • Demonstrates interest in long term and short term goals and objectives of the company.
  • Other duties as assigned by Clinical Supervisor, Program Director, Vice President, or Executive Team members.
Qualifications:Experience and Education Qualifications:
  • Current Nurse licensed in the state of Missouri
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: