Full Job Description
The Registered Nurse will provide professional nursing services for consumers, assist with laboratory, EKGs and other medical treatments, psychosocials, make assignments to LVN and unlicensed staff, maintain pharmaceutical oversight of medication samples, and complete associated documentation for the consumer and program and must be capable of providing psychiatric emergency services.
Provide professional goal directed nursing care to individuals by performing nursing assessments regarding the health status of the client, completing nursing diagnosis, developing a plan of care, evaluating consumer's responses to nursing interventions
Assist with laboratory collection, EKGs, and other medical treatments/interventions appropriately, taking initial health history on new patients, using database to augment plan of care, and assess nursing needs to provide safe and efficient nursing care
Provides comprehensive nursing care for acutely and/or critically ill patients whose conditions warrant expert and complicated treatment
Makes nursing care assignments to LVN and unlicensed observation staff of various skill levels, instructing and supervising staff as needed.
Participates in multi-disciplinary quality assurance program to evaluate and ensure staff proficiency, quality of patient care, environmental safety, and comprehensive documentation
Aids in the Utilization Management function as needed by collecting, reviewing, and authorizing Medicaid and non-Medicaid covered emergency Mental Health hospitalization for consumers throughout the Center's system
Maintain pharmaceutical oversight of medication samples for specified units participating in the program through assigned unit level staff, maintaining accurate account of stock medications, controlled substances, and consumer medications
Coordinate medication distribution with the Center's pharmacy contract, and coordinates services with pharmacy representatives and/or companies
Other duties as assigned
Associates degree or higher in Nursing
Current Registered Nurse Certification to practice in the State of Texas
Knows and conforms to the Texas Nurse II Practice Act and the Board's rules and regulations as well as all Federal, State, and local laws, rules, or regulations affecting the RN's current area of nursing practice
Two (2) years of nursing experience, with at least one (1) year in psychiatric, mental retardation, or substance abuse setting
Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office applications and system databases
Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Company’s auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business
Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance.
Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in various care. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally transfer a consumer.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN)
Physical Requirements/Demands = 1
1 = Primarily Direct Patient Care
2 = Primarily Office Work
3 = Primarily Physical Work
Salary Range: $58,682.00 – $88,023.00 Per Year
Recruiting and retaining talented individuals is important to us. At the Center for Health Care Services, we are committed to providing our employees with a total compensation package that includes competitive pay, affordable health and wellness benefits, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities and generous retirement savings options.
We have wide range of career opportunities and hope you will join us in our mission!
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