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RN (PRN) 7:oopm-7:00am

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RN (PRN) 7:oopm-7:00am

Job Code:  189251
Facility: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Kentucky
Location: BOWLING GREEN, KY US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> RN
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing care to patients within the treatment milieu utilizing Standards of Nursing Practice and Care.

Sign on Bonus and Yearly retention bonus offered.

1. Maximizes opportunities for quality care.
2. Contributes to and participates in Performance Improvement.
3. Active involvement in managing the therapeutic milieu and making sound, independent nursing decisions.
4. Maintains safe physical management certification.
5. Attends required in-services and completes Staff Education Attendance Record.
6. Completes nursing assessment, Kardex, physician orders, MAR and Treatment Plan within 8 hours of admission.
7. Ensures neat, timely and accurate transcription of physician orders.
8. Documentation reflects nursing process, including individualized education and discharge planning needs of the patient and family.
9. Develop an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals that reflects understanding of nursing process.
10. Develops and facilitates therapeutic milieu groups.
11. Supervises and evaluates MHA led educational groups.
12. Encourages family involvement in patient care.
13. Responds to identified patient and family educational needs.
14 Incorporates hospital mission statement in all aspects of work. Responds to changing unit needs. Demonstrates understanding of cost containment   and economy of hospital resources when indicated.
15. Supports and follows legal requirements and nursing department policy and procedures.
16. Participates in scheduled meetings and in-services.
17. Provides clear and concise communication. Collaborates with other health team members regarding patient and/or unit needs. Shares pertinent assessments, incorporates other disciplines knowledge of skill.
18. Participates in orientation of new employees, willingly serves as preceptor and role model.
19. Conducts self in professional manner.
20. Seeks opportunities for continued education and professional growth.
21. Maintains positive, energetic attitude.
22. Incorporates service specific knowledge (children, adolescent, sex offender, or dual diagnosis/chemical dependency) into daily activities.
     a. Assesses adolescents between the ages of 12 – 18 or children between the ages of 4 – 12 utilizing appropriate developmental and program specific issues
     b. Has dynamic understanding of psychotherapeutic issues and developmental tasks specific to each age group, child or adolescent.
     c. Possesses sound clinical knowledge of mental health and program specific issues.
     d. Understands and demonstrates the ability to prioritize the patient’s needs in relation to the presenting problem.
     e. Understands and incorporates theories of family dynamics in patient’s treatment and family therapy.
     f. Develops treatment plans using the most recent treatment practices in each treatment area.
     g. Conducts groups utilizing knowledge of group dynamics and disease concepts of each specific diagnosis group.
     h. Understands the distinct purposes of transitional hospitalization treatment and specifically incorporates these purposes in the patient’s treatment plan.
     i. Incorporates the daily return of the transitional hospitalization in the daily or otherwise specified periodic goal-setting treatment plan in the specified intervention.
     j. Discharge Planning
          i. Reflects understanding of recovery as a life-long process. 
         ii. Incorporates recovery and support system into the discharge plan.
         iii. Incorporates knowledge of home environment and available support/community resources.
23. Willingly accepts additional responsibilities outside routine job functions.
24. Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.
25. Will attend hospital safety trainings.
26. Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.
27. Will report all accidents immediately.


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must be a registered nurse licensed to practice nursing in Kentucky.

Training and Experience: Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.

Knowledge Required: Demonstrate accurate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual assessment skills and ability to clearly communicate findings both verbally and in writing. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of Standards of Nursing Practice and Care in all aspects of care
provided. Demonstrate knowledge and support of the psychotherapeutic based treatment model and ability to utilize knowledge in patient care and therapeutic milieu.

Physical Demands: Satisfactory health, stamina and strength to meet the physical, mental and emotional demands and stressors that position requires: walking, standing, sitting, lifting, assisting with the restraint of patients when necessary for the safety of the patient and others and irregular
working hours.



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