AltaPointe Health Systems

RN Residential, PRN

Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/21/2022 2:07 PM)
Job ID
2022-17265
# of Openings
2
AltaPointe Site
Zeigler Adult Residential Campus
Category
Nursing/Clinical
Position Type
As Needed
Shift/Hours
7 am-7pm, 7pm - 7pm

Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult population
  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology associated with adult psychiatric care
  • Familiarity of psychopharmacology and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult population
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and, interventions common to acute psychotic consumers as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice
  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity
  • Successful completion of Medication Assistance Supervision (MAS)
  • Knowledge of DMH/NDP program standards
  • Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record

 

Primary Job Functions:

 

Clinical Responsibilities:

 

  • Administers medications, observing the  Seven Rights of medication administration. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and report findings to the physician
  • Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. 
  • Reviews MARs daily to ensure appropriate medication management which includes timely refills and any necessary arrangements with medical staff for new prescriptions
  • Identifies psychiatric and medical needs and communicates effectively with the physicians to include completing of consults and taking off any orders.
  • Observes consumers behavior, interacts with consumers and evaluate needs to ensure that proper information is reported from shift to shift
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Monitors laboratory results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation, including providing emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, PRN Medications)
  • Conducts infection control training for consumers
  • Ongoing compliance with Nurse Delegation Program, including recertification requirements, including taking MAS call
  • Assists consumers with personal care issues (bathing, toileting, and other personal hygiene issues)
  • Ensures that AIMS is completed every 90 days, psychotropic consents are maintained, and annual TB skin tests are up to date.
  • Performs monthly MAR verifications and 24 hour chart checks
  • Conducts individual and group PHP trainings, activities, and educations.

 

Supervision and Consultation:

 

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings

 

Clinical Record Keeping:

 

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents in a clear, concise manner nursing services provided to the consumer and general observations
  • Documentation shows that forms, logs, and other applicable written information are completed accurately and updated when appropriate

 

Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers:

 

  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations an individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families

 

Administrative and Other related duties as Assigned:

 

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Complies with AltaPointe Policy & Procedures in a timely manner
  • Maintains current state license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends the required in-services and workshops

Physical Requirements of the Job:

 

  • There is frequent standing while getting files, paperwork, and handing out medication.
  • Sitting is frequent by nature and up to 5-10 minutes; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 to 3 hours for documentation.
  • Walking various distances on grounds can be frequent and up to 300 feet to dispense medication.
  • Squatting and/or lunging frequently to stock supplies and retrieve needed material from file cabinets and book shelves.
  • Strong grasp is needed to handle large carts while retrieving consumer files from the Zeigler Outpatient building and lighter grasp is needed for stocking supplies which requires a force exertion of up to 10 pounds.
  • Fine manipulation for writing, handling paperwork, and dispensing medications to consumers.
  • Pushing and/or pulling force up to 1-5 pounds force, horizontally, to open file cabinets and place binders on book shelves.
  • Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 1-5 pounds frequently.
  • Must lift 40-50lbs floor to waist occasionally to frequent.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications

Must be a current RN in the state of Alabama.

Must have a valid driver's license.

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