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RN, Mental Health

Company: The GEO Group
Location: Clewiston
Posted on: February 13, 2021

Job Description:

Summary This position assists in providing psychiatry services within the facility and is a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team in providing information related to medication response, health status and observed behaviors. Primary Duties and Responsibilities - Prepares the daily call out list; pulls charts for providers; ensures ordered lab work has been completed and filed and prepares charts with required paperwork. - Completes required data entry into the client system for every patient that has contact with psychiatric clinician. - Works closely with the clinician to ensure that the AIMS is completed as required for inmates who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. - Ensures clinician orders are carried out; signs off orders, generates medication administration records, schedules lab tests, performs EKGs and schedules follow-up appointments. - Files completed paperwork (evaluations, AIMS, medication consents, etc.) in the appropriate place. - Ensures medications are discontinued by the psychiatric clinician when patients refused medications. - Monitors labs and refers patients to appropriate providers. - Participates and contributes to the development of individual treatment plans and attends the weekly multidisciplinary team meetings. - Responsible for monthly reports via computer database to the client and employer. - Ensures patients receive a 30-day supply of medications upon release from facility. - Responds appropriately to negative findings from client and internal audits with timely CAPs. - Completes intake and admission paperwork for actively suicidal patients. - Conducts specific daily mental health screening on suicidal patients and communicates observations to providers. - Monitors patients for extrapyramidal symptoms and gives emergency medications if ordered. - Supervises medication compliance to oversee the general health and well-being of the patient and assures referral to the provider when the patient misses prescribed doses as required by policy. - Observes patients for signs of disorder or tension and reports such observations to a higher clinical authority. Strives to build collaborative relationships with the patients; educates them about their treatment plan. - Provides medication education including importance of compliance as needed. - Responds to patients in crisis using active listening and de-escalation techniques to help patients regain emotional control and composure. - Provides counseling in accordance with the team's treatment plan. - Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements - Associate's or bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located. - Maintains current copy of license on file at the facility. - Must have previous experience in the management and treatment of mental health patients. - Two (2) years of direct work experience as a Registered Nurse preferred. - Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical and psychiatric nursing care. - Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment. - Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department. Equal Opportunity Employer. City: South Bay Country: USA State: Florida

Keywords: The GEO Group, Pembroke Pines , RN, Mental Health, Healthcare , Clewiston, Florida

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