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Registered Nurse

Job Code:  188207
Facility: Oak Plains
Location: ASHLAND CITY, TN US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1
Position Summary:
Working at UHS
UHS gives exceptional people the opportunity to work where technology is making valuable advancements in healthcare. The professionalism and drive of our employees are the most important factors in the quality of service UHS provides.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.
Working at Oak Plains Academy
Oak Plains Academy is a comprehensive and highly structured 90-bed residential treatment center located on 25 acres of rolling hills in Ashland City, Tennessee. Oak Plains provides psychiatric and neurological treatment services for males and females, ages 5-17, who have significant history of emotional or behavioral issues. The clinical programs at Oak Plains Academy have been designed to address the needs of children and adolescents with a primary psychiatric/ neurological diagnosis. Residents receive an individualized treatment plan, geared to meet their personal needs. A professional tem of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurses, and teachers work closely with each resident to assist them to achieve there therapeutic and education goals.

The RN serves as a primary staff member performing routine health maintenance, medication administration, medical record documentation, and assists physicians and any other health care person al in the therapeutic milieu.

In addition to the duties of the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Registered Nurse will rotate an ‘on-call’ (LIP) status with other Licensed Registered Nurses to perform duties required by the facility for one hour processing of Physical Restraints/Holds.

Must be currently licensed in the state of Tennessee.

Physical Demands: Moderate to heavy. Satisfactory health, strength and stamina to meet the physical, mental and emotional demands and stressors that position requires: walking, running, standing, lifting, irregular working hours, and assisting with the restraint.

This position requires use of "Handle with Care" protective hold procedures as a last resort for protection of residents and staff. This position requires a current CPR ceritification.

Transcribes physician orders.
Administers medication and medical treatment according to state, federal, and the facility guidelines.
Documents all patient intervention and responses relating to resident’s behavior and treatment while at the facility.
Maintain supplies for treatment and stock medication, always checking expiration dates.
Assist residential counselors as needed.
Assist physicians as necessary.
Provide on coming shift nurses with accurate and informative report of shift activities.
Abides by the philosophy, policies, and procedures as set forth by the facility.
Attends unit meetings/in-services as required.
Attends 40 hours of in-service/continuing education per year.
Maintains strict code of resident confidentiality and promotion of resident rights.
Ability or desire to learn venipuncture to obtain necessary blood samples.
Prepare accurate documentation of incidents or any unusual happenings/events.
Assist in scheduling of any “off-site” referrals necessary to the care of residents.
Assist Nursing Manager in PI monitors as necessary.
Assist dietitian with necessary data for proper assessment of residents.
Any other duties as assigned to include all admission processes of residents.
Use active listening skills and appropriate tone of voice, while offering a variety of positive coping skills to the residents.
Always provide positive reinforcement and utilize tools from the TF-CBT training to help the resident regain control of their behavior.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrate all Service Excellence Standards and Principles.

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