Responsible for performing direct patient care according to standards set for quality patient care. Responsible for performing duties as assigned by Charge Nurse on duty. Responsible for charting all pertinent information on patient records in a timely manner.
Administer medication and other medical treatment as prescribed by attending physician.
Working knowledge of medication, give, side effects, compatibilities, contra-indications.
Participate with Treatment Team in planning and implementing therapeutic approach for individual patients.
Attend patient’s treatment planning and progress review conferences.
Make rounds with physician when required in order to co-ordinate patient care. Strive to obtain high standards of nursing care for all patients.
Aid in the training of new personnel.
Chart patient progress and other pertinent data in the patient’s records. Assume responsibility for drug storage, counting, and administration. Supervise care administered by Mental Health Technicians.
Monitor patient’s condition. Any unusual conditions or changes are reported to the Charge Nurse promptly.
Performs any additional duties or functions as delegated by the Charge Nurse in the care of patients or the function of the unit.
Reports To: Program Director and Director of Nurses Recovery Unit
Knowledge and Ability
Knowledge of all nursing skills involved with direct patient care. Knowledgeable in charting procedures for medical documentation. Knowledgeable in medication administration. Current in BLS and CPI.
One year nursing experience preferred but not required.
License and Certifications –
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Current LPN license.
Psychiatric Unit: Experience preferred but not required
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