La Paloma Treatment Center is currently seeking a Registered Nurse, to assess patient's medical needs, monitor medications, administer and track TB skin tests, monitor random drug screens, and assist psychiatrists and nurse practitioners as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Completes medical screening and/or assessment of new clients immediately upon admission according to level of care procedures.
Monitors medication process for individuals living in residential facilities including supervision of medication distribution, supervising self-administration process.
Prepares Medication Administration Record (MAR).
Provides on-going consumer education (group and individual) regarding medications.
Implements and monitor procedures for random urine drug screens to ensure that each individual is screened as appropriate.
Ensures that test results are documented in medical file and with patient's clinician.
Participates in weekly staff and clinical meetings.
Cross-trains and supports other divisions as needed or requested by supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to inspire client confidence in the FRN Staff and the FRN Model of Treatment.
Adhere to the JCAHO standards.
Ability to consistently demonstrate through conduct and communications the stability required to effectively assist patients and their family members through the FRN Model of Treatment.
Demonstrates a broad base of knowledge in psychiatric and addiction treatment and administration.
Ability to build relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
Must have general knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization.