|Title:||Registered Nurse DD 0086  |
Provides direct nursing care to patients with behavioral health disorders based on a systemized body of knowledge. Oversees care provided by Licensed Practical Nurses and Behavioral Health Technicians. Utilizes nursing process including assessment, identification of nursing problems, planning, execution, evaluation, and modification of nursing interventions as determined by patient outcomes. Acknowledges, coordinates and implements diagnostic and therapeutic orders. Assures patient safety through safe administration of medications, prevention of violent behavior, patient injury and infection control. Participates as a contributing member of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
REQUIREMENTS: Diploma, Associate, or Baccalaureate Degree from an NLN approved program with 1 year experience preferred. Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, patients, families, employees and the general public. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to multi-task, display decision-making and critical thinking skills and basic computer skills. Must be capable of lifting 50 pounds of dead weight alone. May be required to complete standing presentations involving speaking and listening to audience.