2023 Graduate Nurses - 401k with matching contribution
Company: Rogers Behavioral Health
Posted on: February 12, 2024
Up to $10,000 Retention Bonus Available!
Under direct supervision of Registered Nurse, the Graduate nurse
(GN) performs professional nursing activities in the care of
patients so they may achieve or regain, and then maintain, maximum
physical, emotional or social functions. Role functions are
governed by the Nurse Practice Act, the Administrative Code (in the
state of employment), as well as the professional standards for
nursing practice, and the corresponding policies and procedures of
Rogers Memorial Hospital (Rogers). The registered nurse seeks
consultation with other members of the health team as the patient's
condition and treatment goals warrant. He/She, in conjunction with
the Patient Accounts department, provides patient information to
ensure compliance with federal and state statutes.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Complete initial assessments and documents as required.
- Collect, record, and analyze, within prescribed timeframe,
pertinent data for admission assessment according to Hospital
- Patient strengths and limitations that can be addressed in
reaching health goals;
- Cultural, spiritual, and ethnic factors that may impact on
patient's course of treatment;
- Patient needs that are to be addressed at discharge;
- Medical/physical status;
- History of medication compliance, reactions, and current
- Age-specific data regarding the patient's individual
- Involve patient's support systems (family, friends) in
assessment and documentation.
- Observe and document the patient's interaction with family and
friends as it is pertinent to the patient's treatment.
- Obtain assessment data from support systems, when appropriate,
regarding the patient's history and individual needs.
- Act as an advocate for patients.
- Explain patient's rights so they can understand and obtain
- Provide the patient with information and obtain their signature
on necessary consents.
- Act as a patient advocate, use knowledge of patient rights and
responsibilities, and protect patient's privacy and
- Assist in patient orientation process.
- Know and employ Hospital policies and procedures regarding unit
safety, the necessity of gown/contraband search on admission, and
carry out the process in a respectful manner.
- Remain sensitive to individual patient/family stressors upon
admission while providing pertinent unit information. Initiate and
update treatment plan and documentation as required.
- Participate in planning and modifying the patient's plan of
- Evaluate data obtained by others by reviewing patient's
treatment plan and multi-disciplinary assessment for assigned
- Participate in care conferences (staffings) and represent the
nursing care component of the treatment plan to others at the
- Develop and interpret plan of care with the patient/family,
updating it as indicated.
- Write clear, concise, and obtainable treatment goals on the
treatment plan for each problem.
- Review the treatment plan as goals are achieved, changed, or
- On an ongoing basis, identify, interpret, and document
information collected in nursing interview, observation, physical
assessment and diagnostic data, and confer with other health care
professionals, as appropriate.
- Review current lab data and follow-up with doctor.
- Evaluate potential for falls and initiate fall precautions, as
- Identify potential for self-abuse, suicidality and/or
- Develop age-appropriate interventions for the patient's plan of
- Assess changes in patient status and document interventions
accordingly. Implement patient care.
- Demonstrate safe and correct medication administration by:
- Accuracy in medication administration: right patient, right
medication, right dose, right time, and right route.
- Maintaining current knowledge of the medication's purpose and
effects for each patient, as demonstrated by correct documentation
of medication, as well as observations about responses to
- Accurately transcribing and implementing physician medication
- Maintaining a continual awareness of monitoring the expected
and unexpected medication efforts including adverse drug reactions,
drug/drug or drug/food interactions, or other unexpected
consequences of the medication.
- Regularly conducting and documenting patient education about
- Maintaining current knowledge about new pharmacologic products,
including new medications or medications with new uses/therapeutic
- Identify potential patient care problems, abrupt changes or
impending instability in the patient's condition, and exercise
leadership to intervene appropriately and prevent adverse patient
- Use appropriate de-escalation techniques: quiet room; locked
- Re-evaluate safety level.
- Identify alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
- Identify extra pyramidal side-effects/neuroleptic malignant
- Identify significant cardiac and/or respiratory symptoms
requiring immediate medical intervention.
- Identify health education needs of the patient/family that will
be addressed before discharge.
- Implement age-appropriate teaching interventions to meet these
- Document in the patient record and treatment plan.
- Organize patient care activities and interventions according to
patient priorities and preferences, needs of the unit, and time
- Implement patient care based on established care plans,
Hospital policies and procedures, and unit standards of care,
incorporating the patient's age-specific and cultural needs, as
- As requested, and contingent on qualified medical professional
(QMP) designation, assure that all admissions, transfers, and other
related patient care activities are delivered in accordance with
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and associated
- Adhere to the Nursing department and Hospital's standards of
nursing practice and standards of patient care.
- Protect patients, visitors, and staff from environmental
hazards by adhering to safety and infection control standards.
- Participate in continuing education and inservice programs to
increase clinical competence and to meet professional needs and
- Report information obtained from continuing education programs
to unit staff.
- Attend 100% of required inservices, as scheduled. Participate
in the Performance Improvement program on an ongoing basis.
- Assist in the development and implementation of unit standards
of care, such as:
- safety level of patient;
- unit safety/hazardous items;
- standard care plans.
- Identify problems with unit systems, communication patterns,
and unit resources that impact on patient care and suggest possible
solutions to Clinical Services manager.
- Identify unit educational equipment and supply needs.
- Serve on one unit-based committee or participate in unit-based
projects on an ongoing basis.
- Participate as a project leader. Carry out leadership function
in patient care, staff operations, and department organization.
- Contribute to Nursing and Hospital functions through active
participation on committees and attendance at designated
- Take initiative in evaluating and upgrading unit standards of
- Assume charge nurse role:
- coordinate unit activities;
- take a leadership role in crisis situations;
- facilitate the admission process;
- communicate pertinent information regarding unit status and
- manage the therapeutic milieu and use sound clinical judgment
and decision-making skills;
- plan patient care assignments that facilitate continuity of
care within the unit guidelines and are based on patient needs,
unit activity, and nursing staff qualifications;
- ensure the unit is kept in an orderly fashion.
- Serve as a role model for peers and others in effective use of
communication, teaching and leadership skills.
- Supervise and delegate tasks to LPN/psychiatric technician,
taking into account their educational preparation and demonstrated
- Provide complete acuity monitors to the Patient Accounts
department, to assist in accurate billing.
- Maintain a primary caseload, according to unit standards, and
provide direction for patient care. Participate in projects, tasks,
and continuing education opportunities to improve professional
skills and unit/department systems.
- Develop goals and objectives for professional growth and
discuss ways to achieve them with Clinical Services manager.
- Take initiative to develop professional skills through
- Discuss, on a regular basis, progress toward work improvement
goals with Clinical Services manager.
- Seek out projects and/or extra tasks to complete, based upon
the needs of the unit or the immediate shift. Promote department
goals and the mission of the Hospital.
- Communicate goals to fellow staff members.
- Demonstrate measurable goal achievement.
- Maintain department policies and procedures. . click apply for
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