RN II-Full Time/Night-Behavioral Health-Plano

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Plano, TX US
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Our Behavioral Health (Plano) location has initiated a search for a Registered Nurse as needed.

Schedule/Hours: 7pm-7am

The nurse is an integral member of the interdisciplinary treatment team within the psychiatric illness and chemical dependency programs. The nurse assesses, plans, provides and evaluates direct nursing care and contributes to the patients’ overall treatment plan by establishing treatment goals and interventions to help patients achieve those goals. He/she provides and/or coordinates educational components of patient care that will increase patients’ understanding of health, psychiatric illness, addiction, and rehabilitation. The nurse provides assessment, treatment and consultation services in a sensitive and caring manner and promotes the notion of illness wellness/management, recovery and self-sufficiency as a goal of treatment.

Minimum Education:
Graduate of a NLN (National League of Nursing) or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited nursing programs.

Associate Degree; BSN preferred.

RNs hired after January 2017 require completion of BSN within 2 years of start date.

One year experience as a clinical nurse, or completion of an RN residency program.

Current RN licensure or compact licensure recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing and AHA BLS. CPI required within 30 days of hire. Heart Saver Card required within 90 days of hire if working at the residential treatment facility.

A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.

Candidate having 5 years of Behavioral Health experience.

Patient Assessment – 10%
Standards for this responsibility: Interviews patients to complete nursing assessments within established standards and guidelines. ? Assesses patients’ physical and emotional state prior to administering medications through direct observation and thorough review of obtained supporting care data (objective - recorded vital signs) and (subjective - verbal exchange). Promptly reports patients health condition/status as evident in displayed signs and symptoms of intoxication or increasing psychological acuity to program’s physician, for care management directions and intervention.
Communicates regularly with treatment staff, sharing on-going assessment and impressions regarding patients’ daily functioning. Monitors patients who are detoxifying for signs and symptoms of withdrawal. Monitors patients who are psychologically ill for signs and symptoms of increased acuity.

Treatment Planning – 10%
Standards for this responsibility:
As a member of the treatment team, contributes to the development of both the problem list and identification of goals, objectives and interventions with expected time frames.
Monitors and documents the progress of patients in relation to medical/nursing goals and continually reviews the objectives and interventions in collaboration with the advanced Practice care provider or Attending Physician, in order to ensure continued relevancy.
Contributes to the completion of quarterly/semi-annual treatment plans/length of stay reviews and determination of phasing of patient services.

Care Management – 5%
Standards for this responsibility:
Administers daily-prescribed medication in accordance with established policies/procedures and State and Federal regulations.
Issues prepared take-home medication to patients in accordance with physician’s written orders and State and Federal regulations.
Assists physicians, as necessary, in providing medical services and performing annual physicals.
Assists physicians with referrals, follow-up reports, toxicology collection and reports, and medical assessment data collection.

Education – 5%
Standards for this responsibility:
Assists with the identification of patient needs, the development of appropriate educational activities, and the selection of materials.
Assists with the development of curricula and the implementation of activities intended to educate patients with developing an awareness psychiatric illnesses, drug and alcohol abuse and dependence and the effects of methadone in regard to treatment and rehabilitation.
May perform and/or assists with outreach activities designed to educate the general public regarding chemical dependency and psychiatric wellness process.
Environment and Emergency Situations – 10%
Standards for this responsibility:
Maintains and complies with City, State, Federal regulations in handling and accounting for Methadone as required by law.
Maintains emergency equipment such as the crash cart; ensures that medications are properly stored and reviewed for timely and appropriate disposal of expired medications.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, comfortable, non-threatening environment which is conducive to quality patient care and the goals of the program by following all policies and procedures and taking all appropriate precautionary measures.
Maintains an awareness regarding patient whereabouts and behaviors, and enforces program policy and procedures regarding appropriate behavior, loitering, smoking, attendance at group sessions, etc.
Assesses emergency situations, identifies resources and/or assistance needed, and takes all appropriate actions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Communicates clear, accurate and timely reports to appropriate staff regarding any emergency or unusual situation that may have occurred, including information regarding the specific situation, the individuals involved, actions that were taken, any outcomes that resulted, and where appropriate, recommendations for improvement. Completes incident and other reports as necessary and appropriate.

Documentation – 10%
Standards for this responsibility:
Documents administration of prescribed medication on all appropriate forms.
Records all significant occurrences and events that impact upon the patient and his/her treatment in the program.
Fully documents all activities, services, and referrals provided in accordance with program policies and procedures as well as the patient’s response and ultimate outcome.
Records and maintains progress notes to ensure continuity of care.
Completes all notes in accordance with policy, within the specified timeframes and in a comprehensive and professional manner that relates back to treatment goals and nursing standards.
Obtains data on hospitalized, incarcerated and non-compliant patients and documents/reports to physician and staff.
Maintains logs reflecting daily/weekly, monthly, etc. check of medications and equipment such as the medication refrigerator, code cart, etc.
Obtains all required releases and ensures that they are fully completed in accordance with applicable policies.

Performance Improvement – 5%
Standards for this responsibility:
Participates in peer chart reviews and mentoring programs meant to ensure staff competencies.
Participates in performance improvement activities and attends PI meetings and training sessions as appropriate.
Participates in program-wide QI/PI projects as requested.
Develops and maintains open communication and professional relationship with direct supervisor and program director and peers.

Professional Development –5%
Standards for this responsibility:
Attends all mandated in-service training sessions.
Participates in the planning and development of specific in-service training sessions and professional program activities.
Participates in defining, implementing, maintaining and interpreting standards of nursing practice.
Attends community-based, addiction/psychiatric specific training sessions, seminars and conferences in order to further improve professional skills and/or is engaged in a formal program of study related to furthering professional knowledge and credentials.
Attends and participates in staff and team meetings as instructed.

Adherence to Rules and Regulations – 5%
Standards for this responsibility:
Adhere to the Vision, Mission and Value statement of the organization in all endeavors and interactions.
Promotes a positive and pleasant attitude conducive to the workplaces and furthers the Mission, Vision and Values Statement.
Works well as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
Shows initiative in providing patient care and in developing and participating in program activities.
Presents and maintains a professional image in dress, behavior, and work habits.
Complies fully with infection control, emergency preparedness plans, fire/disaster plans, hazardous materials plans/MSDS information sheets, and environmental care plans.

Additional Areas of Responsibility –5%
Standards for this responsibility:
Serves as a resource for the provision of nursing care and collaborates with other health care professionals in the provision of quality patient care.
Assists with the planning and implementation of various community activities and encourages participation.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Seay Behavioral Health Hospital is a 50 bed freestanding behavioral health hospital in Plano, TX that offers psychiatric and addiction treatment for adults and adolescents. Texas Health Seay Behavioral health Hospital also offers numerous outpatient programs either on site or at one of their satellite outpatient centers.
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