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Acadia Healthcare Registered Nurse in Detroit, Michigan

Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN):

  • Provide and coordinate care by assessing physical and behavioral health needs of patient, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.

  • Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Ensure physician’s orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.

  • Ensure patient’s status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented. Notify physician of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.

  • Nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs. An initial treatment plan is completed upon admission.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.

  • Accurately administer medications per ordered note and document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.

  • Responsible for completing admission and discharge processed efficiently and accurately as directed.

  • Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct attention and maintaining rational detachment.

  • Provide direction or coordinate the activities of the unit as directed.

  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved inpatient treatment in an effective manner.

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by the state of Michigan

  • Previous psych nursing experience highly preferred

  • CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification preferred CPI (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Communication: Novice

  • Safety Minded: Novice

  • Written Communication: Novice

  • Planning & Organizing: Novice

  • Oral Communication: Novice

  • Attention to Detail: Novice

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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