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PS: Registered Nurse (WL)

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: HEA005P
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. May advise clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

The individual in this role will provide direct care. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
> Interview consumers and/or family members using acceptable techniques that are appropriate for the individual's level of functioning to obtain necessary information regarding medical, social, and/or emotional background
> Perform routine tests and take vital signs regularly as prescribed in each individual plan of care
> Accurately documents a written assessment or update in each consumer's chart on a every contact basis
> Collaborates effectively with other treatment team members in the development of and monitoring of each child's plan of care
> Modifies plan of care as indicated by reassessment of consumer's
Schedules outside clinic appointments/special activities as needs following established protocol or physician/clinician orders; follows up on appointments as needed
> Administers medication(s) in the proper method, adhering to the (8) rights of med administration
> Explains medication and treatment to Children and Adults and documents education provided on every visit
for clients in residential setting
> Makes rounds, either with physician/clinician or independently as required or appropriate
> Immediately responds to consumers in acute distress according to established guidelines
> Regularly monitors patient compliance with health instructions (e.g. dietary guidelines) and self medication; Takes corrective action as necessary
> Conducts regular sanitation inspections of the clinic/program
> Assist with discharge planning
> Adheres to universal precautions in all situations to prevent the spread of infection
> Actively participates in assigned and appropriate meetings as required to discuss needs, goals, objectives,and outcomes of services, quality assurance, infection control, etc.
> Provides education to client and family.
> Flexible and adaptable.Be willing to work at multiple sites

Minimum Training &Experience: A current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse

Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in the behavioral healthcare field is preferred.

Exam &Evaluation Information: A pre-employment drug test and criminal background check is required upon hire.

All applicants must provide a current seven (7) year Motor Vehicle Report and Georgia background check prior to interview.