Job Description & Requirements
Psychiatric Nurses - Chemical Dependency (Psych RN)
Identifies and prioritizes client care needs based on client history and nursing assessment.
Perform client triage, assessments, and monitors for symptoms of acute withdrawal and/or symptoms of intoxication and the client's response to intervention and treatment
Closely monitors clients during administration of medications. Ensures medication schedule is timely, and adheres to unit policy and protocol.
Provides direct client care including ongoing client education with a focus on health restoration and maintenance. Recognizes and interprets clients' conditions and responses to medical intervention.
Adhering to unit policy; accurately counts, records, and maintains a secured storage area for all prescription medications, sharps, syringes, and other medical equipment.
Coordinates with other programs and community agencies regarding referral for on-going care or to a higher level of care.
Completes required documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Able to deliver shift to shift report and communication that supports consistent client follow up.
Complete nursing treatment plan that comprehensively endorses client needs and available resources. Participates in quality improvement projects.
RN is able to take direction from immediate supervisor, and operate in a shift leadership role; all as part of a multi disciplinary team/ program. RN is able to understand the unique needs of the homeless population, within a fast-paced, community-based care setting.