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Psychiatric Registered Nurse

Company: Home Care for the 21st Century-Boynton Beach
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Home Care for the 21st Century-Boynton Beach - DUTIES -
Responsible for furnishing comprehensive, skilled psychiatric nursing services to psychiatric patients in their place of residence, including children adolescents and adults
- - -Initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patient's needs - - - -Assesses the medical, cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, safety, developmental status, and psychiatric nursing needs of the patient, during the initial nursing evaluation, assesses the appropriateness of care and criteria for acceptance to psychiatric home healthcare, reports the status of all new patients to the Director of Nursing and the patient's M.D./Psychologist - - -Evaluates the patient's management and compliance with the medical and psychiatric plan of care - - -Maintains awareness of indicators in patient's behavior that call for changes in the treatment modality (crisis, suicidal ideation) - - -Observes and evaluates the physical and mental status of the patient for complications and medication side effects, and implements appropriate intervention, while working closely with the M.D./Psychologist - - -Implements nursing actions that will promote, maintain, or restore physical and mental health, prevent illnesses, and affect rehabilitation - - -Instructs patient/caregiver in cognitive and technical aspects of care, medication regimes, disease processes, safety interventions, ADL care, and intervention - - -Administers IM medications, performs lab draws and specimens' collections, and educates patient and caregiver in appropriate medical techniques - - -Documents visits, including instructions and interventions, in an accurate and timely manner, while complying with the Agency's policies and procedures, documents all telephone calls and physician contact, for inclusion in the patient's chart - - -Informs patient's physician, and the Director of Nursing, of any changes in the patient's status - - -Respects the patient and family's rights, as defined by the federal and state laws and Patient Bill of Rights, respects patient's right to confidentiality - - -Establishes emergency procedures, instructs patient/caregiver when to call nurse, M.D./Psychologist and 911, maintains patient safety when a crisis occurs, calls /911, M.D./Psychologist and the Director of Nursing on call, documents the incident report, after the crisis is controlled - - -Communicates closely with the physician, the interdisciplinary team, and appropriate agencies and institutions for continuity of care, acts as case manager in coordinating care for the patient - - -Uses universal precautions while administering care to patients and is knowledgeable with respect to policies, procedures, and protocol regarding infection control - - -Adheres to Agency's policies, procedures, regarding resuscitation of patients - - -Supervises Home Health Aides, per Agency policy, and reviews patient care plan, as needed - - -Complies with Home Health Agency's quality assurance program - - -Reviews treatment planning, under the direction of an M.D./Psychologist, per Agency policy, to include nursing action, interventions, and goals for each individual patient - - -Participates in the patient's discharge planning process and completes discharge summaries, after discharge - - -Supports healthcare professionals within the Agency for other patients with psychosocial issues, assisting in developing a treatment plan of care - - -Maintains positive relations with patient referral sources and community resources - - -Attends patient case conferences and participates in in-service training programs for staff - - -May be requested, by Director of Nursing, to fill in for the other nurses
- - -Position is stressful in terms of meeting deadlines. - - -It requires minimal lifting of office records and printouts. - - -It is primarily a desk job, which essentially involves sitting, standing, stooping, and walking, as well as an inordinate amount of telephone communication. - - -Travel is required, by car or airplane to local, out-of-town, or state seminars, conferences, or meetings. - - -The ability to communicate well, both, verbally, and in writing, in English, is required. - - -The ability to access patients' homes, which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible, is required. - - -Hearing, eyesight, and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care. - - -Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of patients and the turning of patients.
Utilization of CRT, calculator, multi-line telephone, copy machine, basic nursing equipment
Has access to all -patient medical records, which may be discussed with the Executive Director, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Director of Finance, Employee Relations, Performance Improvement Department staff -
- - -Must be a Registered Nurse licensed, in the state. - - -Must have Acute psychiatric experience in a psychiatric hospital - - -A Master's degree in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing is preferred - - -Must have a driver's license and a reliable means of transportation to ensure timely arrival at patient's homes - - -Must have a criminal background check - - -Must have a current CPR certification -

Keywords: Home Care for the 21st Century-Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach , Psychiatric Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Boynton Beach, Florida

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