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Registered Nurse (Part Time 24-36hrs/week)

The primary responsibility of the Day Nurse is to address the physical concerns and needs of Bobby Benson Center clients. Gives direct client care, implements and evaluates each unique client treatment plan, assessing data and client/family needs and solutions.  Monitors adherence to the medical directives of the Medical Director and Consulting Psychiatrist.  Reviews all medical policies and procedures and ensures compliance with state and federal laws as licensing and accreditation standards.  Obtains a nursing assessment on each client admitted to the center.  Oversees the implementation of the medical treatment plan and provides a limited amount of biomedical screening.  Initiates and participates in medical discharge planning, including placement (as necessitated) and referral.  Leads health education seminars for clients and staff as needed.  Maintains skills and knowledge through participation of educational programs.  And, is involved in quality assurance by participating in the Safety and Infection Control Committee.

 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Completes nursing assessments on all admitted clients.

  • Provides risk management by attending to all injuries and when medically appropriate will notify the Medical Director or Consulting Psychiatrist or additional medical facility when necessary.

  • Reviews all training, procedures, and policies and revises as necessary to meet CAMHD/OCHA/CARF standards.  Reports to the Clinical Director, Medical Director, with a plan of completion.

  • Prepares medications for passes and outings as necessary.

  • Provides medication certification training to all staff members who are scheduled to administer mediations.  Those certified to administer medications would be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately follow the policies and procedures for medication administration to the R.N before being certified to offer medications.

  • Provide and improve all medical training materials as needed.

  • Be responsible to dispense medication, attend to all client medical needs, train staff, and provide clinical oversight to certified personnel / shift leaders.  The R.N. will be available for the majority of all the daily scheduled medication administration times.

  • Write orders that are specific and communicate clearly their intent with the nursing staff and certified medication trained staff members.  The R.N will transcribe all orders immediately and implement them as directed by the physician.  Orders will reflect individual needs of the client.  Nursing staff will be consulted if a client requests PRN medication.  The medical physician will be available at all times at his office or through the Physicians Exchange.

  • Written (typed) instruction will be available for unlicensed persons to follow if the R.N. is not on site / or there is a med error or drug reaction.

  • Medications will be adequately stored: Each client’s medication will be labeled.  Off-site medication will have locked bags.  Shift leaders will have the keys on site and off-site.

  • Medication is delegated by the presented and documented monthly.  Auditing tools will also be utilized.

  • All doctors’ orders will be recorded on physician order sheets.  Transcription of medical orders will be viewed as part of chart audit that is presented in the monthly medical meetings as of 12-01-08.

Checklist of Specific Operations

  • Documents all physician medication orders and supervises compliance by staff in following physician directives.

  • Ensures that all incoming medication has proper orders from physician and is properly documented.

  • Regularly reviews medication log for completeness and client PRN use for patterns

  • Maintains close control / supervision of all locked meds.

  • Maintains an inventory of medications.  Orders medication when necessary.

  • Reviews completed physician physical and lab work on each patient.

  • Provides periodic review of the medical section of the chart to ensure accurate documentation of medical services.

  • Updates staff regarding medical policy and procedural changes subsequent to review by and approved from the Executive Director.

  • Conducts group education and individual counseling on medical-related issues to all clients.

  • Acts as primary BBC contact for the Medical Director.  Provides Medical Director with all appropriate documentation and information.

  • Facilitates client medical / dental appointments as necessary.

  • Participates in bi-monthly visits by consulting psychiatrist.  Ensures that clients and parent / guardian are educated in medication need and effect.  Obtains parental permission for medication prescription.

  • Oversees implementation of, and provides staff training on infection control policies and procedures.

  • Ensures that all medical issues are presented to the treatment team through the client’s assigned addiction counselor or designee.

  • Communicates with health insurance companies to verify client coverage and request referrals.

  • Provides PPD testing for clients and staff.

  • Participates in Quality Assurance activities through the Safety and Infection Control Committee.

  • Completes documentation as required by state and federal regulatory laws.

  • Reviews all medical policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure compliance with state, federal and licensing / accreditation standards.

  • Assists in the implementation of quality improvement projects as required by the executive director.

  • Maintains current State Nursing License and FA/CPR certification.

  • Maintains legible and neat documentation.

  • Brings all client concerns to the attention of the clinical director, collateral contacts and family / guardian in timely manner.

  • Provide ongoing supervision of clients both on and off premises (when in care of the Nurse).

  • Dependability - follows instructions well, on time for work, no unplanned absences except in the event of an emergency, available after hours for phone consult, as needed. 

  • Cooperates - with co-workers and supervisors.  Good team player, professional and will always do full share of work. 

  • Client Care – practices clear professional boundaries at all times. 

  • Knowledge of Job – has comprehensive understanding of job, grasps details.  Able to practice all job tasks with minimum supervision. 

  • Problem Solving – does not complain or blame others, solution oriented, open to constructive criticism and self-improvement.

  • Rule Adherence – thoroughly knows and follows BBC policies and procedures without formal corrective action.  Meets timelines for required physicals, TB clearance, supervision, training, and documentation.

 

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree OR Bachelor’s Degree in Registered Nursing.

  • Minimum of one (1) year nursing experience in a hospital, clinic, or residential chemical dependency unit.

  • Valid Driver's License/good driving record

  • Prior experience working with adolescents preferred.

  • Working knowledge of 12 step programs preferred.

  • Must be in good physical condition.

Send your completed application, resume and interview survey to:

QIANA HEFFERNAN

qheffernan@bobbybenson.org

Subject Line: Employment Application for [Position Title]

 

Hand-delivered or mailed applications: 56-660 Kamehameha Hwy.; Kahuku, HI 96731

Questions?  You can contact  (808) 376-3015

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