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Registered Nurse

Company: Elements Behavioral Health
Location: Spicewood
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Registered Nurse is responsible for meeting clients' basic medical needs under the direction and supervision of the Program Coordinator and direction from the Nurse Practitioner.Primary Duties and Responsibilities* Meets with new clients and assists in completing the medical and health assessment/questionnaire.* Coordinates with Nurse Practitioner to ensure all admission orders are addressed and appropriate ancillary assessments and services are provided.* Completes client treatment plan documentation including nursing assessments, transcription of MD and NP phone orders, medication administration, client progress, inclusion of physical health services and other related issues.* Reports observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, response to emergencies and safety risks.* Provides ongoing patient education on all aspects of detox, recovery, medications and other health issues.* Reconciles QA client medication sheets to ensure clients are receiving appropriate medications and oversees proper medication destruction.* Reconciles pharmacy orders daily.* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.* Assists with development and implementation of quality assurance program and trains staff for infection control, nursing, pharmaceutical, ancillary and laboratory services.* Facilitates weekly nursing education groups for both PHP & IOP clients* Supervises and organizes all components of client Drug Screens, including in person and Telehealth.* Works closely with lab for timely pick up, orders and results* Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities* Ability to work independently.* Excellent customer care skills.* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.* Extensive knowledge of utilization review processes.* Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and function calmly in situations, which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.Job Qualifications and RequirementsEducation/Licensing:* Nursing degree from an accredited RN program, Associates in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.* Unencumbered/active RN license issued by state of TX.* BLS/CPR certification required.Experience:* Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience.* At least 2 years' experience in substance abuse/recovery program preferred.Physical Requirements* Talking: Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, or quickly.* Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.* Repetitive motion: Frequent and regular use of the wrists, hands, and fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects. Normal fine and gross motor control of fingers and hands.* Seeing: Visual acuteness necessary for the proper evaluation of a patient and to prepare or inspect documents or other materials. Ability to accurately view computer monitors.* Physical: Frequent sitting, standing and walking. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs, pushing and pulling up to 45 lbs. Occasional kneeling, stooping, and bending at the waist.Working Conditions* Office environment; employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes* Potential exposure to blood and other bodily fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, and repetitive motions.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Elements Behavioral Health, Austin , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Spicewood, Texas

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