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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and DevelopmentalDisabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the positionof Charge Registered Nurse on the Adult Mental Health, Forensic, and Skilled Units atGeorgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.
Plans, implements, andevaluates nursing care for a unit or shift. Ensures that staff assess clienthealth problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, andmaintain medical records. Oversees the provision and quality of nursing care toill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. Advises clients on healthmaintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Supervises andplans work of assigned staff.
Job Responsibilities& Performance Standards:
Supervisesand plans work of assigned staff
Administers prescribed medications or starts intravenousfluids, and notes times and amounts on clients' charts
Consults and coordinates with health care team members toassess, plan, implement and evaluate client care plans
Modifies client treatment plans as indicated by clients' responsesand conditions
Monitors all aspects of client care, including diet andphysical activity
Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes inclients' conditions
Observes nurses and visits clients to ensure that propernursing care is provided
Prepares clients for, and assists with, examinations andtreatments
Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies,and ensures that stock of supplies is maintained
Provides health care, first aid, immunizations and assistancein convalescence and rehabilitation.
Ability to assess, plan for, and provide basic nursingskills; knows procedures including developing, implementing and revising planof care
Knowledge of nursing policies, procedures, protocols,treatments, standards of care and nurse practice act
Knowledge of the procedures for medication administration andcan administer oral, sublingual and IV medications; knowledge of pharmacology
Skills in supervision/leadership, including team leadership,performance management, training/teaching, decision making and delegation;knowledge of employee job classifications and responsibilities
FORTHIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUNDCHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse AND any related professional work experience.
Current Georgia License to practice as aregistered nurse
At least 2 years of experience in a mentalhealth setting