Psychiatric/DD Nurse (10374)
Registered Nurse / RN | London, OH | Full Time
JOB DUTIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE: (These duties are illustrative only. Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.)
• Assesses & evaluates nursing & medical needs of patients who are institutionalized, initiates & directs implementation of nursing care plan, observes, evaluates & records patient behavior, condition & response to medication, treatments & therapeutic activities, coordinates clinical & medical appointments, provides professional nursing care (i.e., administers medications & treatments as ordered by physician, assists with physical examinations, takes & records vital signs), assists in feeding & grooming patients when needed, responsible for patient/family teaching & responds to emergencies.
• Directs delivery of & evaluates psychiatric & nursing care of patients as delivered by lower-level professional & non- professional staff (e.g., LPNs, hospital aides, therapeutic program workers) on assigned shift, monitors LPN medication administration, documentation, patient care & operation of medical equipment & assists in orienting & training new nursing services employees.
• Prepares & reviews records & reports (e.g., incidents, restraints/seclusions, nursing care plans, shift reports, transfers, admissions & discharges), updates nursing care plans, transcribes &/or verifies doctors' orders, writes & reviews treatment plans & writes nursing summaries.
• Serves as interdisciplinary treatment team member, attends seminars, meetings & conferences & attends, conducts & participates in in-service training sessions/programs.
MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of professional nursing procedures; psychiatric or developmentally disabled nursing*; employee training & development*; state & federal regulations, policies & procedures as related to nursing; public relations*; counseling*. Skill in operation of medical equipment. Ability to deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; demonstrate physical fitness. (*) Developed after employment.
MINIMUM CLASS QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Requires current license as registered professional nurse in state of Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing per Section 4723.03 of Revised Code.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT:
Biennial renewal of licensure as registered nurse.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Works shifts, weekends & holidays; exposed to communicable diseases; exposed to unpredictable patient behavior; may require travel to community site under contract with Department of Mental Health.