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Registered Nurse

Eugene, OR

Details

Hiring Company

Looking Glass Community Services

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$75,000 - $85,000 / year


Position Description

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The RN provides a variety of pediatric nursing services to adolescents in a psychiatric residential treatment center. Conducts in-service training for staff on health care topics, provides medication management, and provides direct care, supervision, and behavior interventions to clients on assigned shift. The position operates within established guidelines and/or legal requirements, standing orders from an M.D., this position description, Licensing, professional standards of medical practices, and Looking Glass policy.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed to provide services in Oregon.

Experience: Preference for candidates with experience in adolescent residential treatment setting and/or psychiatric nursing. An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Availability: 4 consecutive days/week with 10 hour shifts.

Certifications: Licensed Registered Nurse in Oregon

Driver's License: Valid driver's license in Oregon, acceptable record and insurable under Looking Glass auto insurance.

Ability to: Work effectively as a member of an integrated team Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing Sustain effective working relationships with diverse staff and business contacts Maintain confidentially Manage multiple priorities, working under pressure to meet deadlines Project professional demeanor and appearance in a business environment Follow established procedures and carry out oral and written instructions Commit to Looking Glass mission and values

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists in providing medical care for all clients, ensuring that federal, state, and local health requirements are met.
  2. Functions as a liaison between Looking Glass Community Services and the medical community and hospitals.
  3. Maintains accurate medical records for each client, including medical treatment plans, medical administration record, progress notes and 30-day reviews when indicated.
  4. Participates in the organization's quality assurance process, serving on committees as required.
  5. Monitors compliance with Looking Glass health service standards, Counsel on Accreditation standards, and licensing requirements for psychiatric residential treatment service providers.
  6. Assesses the medical needs of clients and provides patient care and referral as indicated.
  7. Assist in coordinating the scheduling of clients for necessary medical appointments in the community.
  8. Monitors and reviews the M.D.'s medication orders on a weekly basis, administers medication on assigned shift, and observes and documents effects.
  9. Provides education and counseling to clients about health issues, medication, and personal responsibility for health and hygiene.
  10. Provides nursing assessment upon admission, which includes a communicable disease screening of new clients, developing an initial medical treatment plan and following up on identified health care concerns.
  11. Communicates regularly with treatment team members regarding clients' health status.
  12. Assists in coordinating sanitation, nutrition, and pharmacy services.
  13. Ensures that community-based health care providers are prepared for the special needs of clients referred from Looking Glass by providing information and/or training.
  14. Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of emergency services and protocols for client care.
  15. Maintains first aid kits, emergency and medical supplies.
  16. Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring medication, medical and general health-related policies and procedures.
  17. Acts as the Clinical Responder for crisis situations that occur on the secure unit, completing documentation as required in a timely manner.
  18. Performs related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 



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