Copper Hills Youth Center is a 197-bed private residential treatment center for adolescents 12-17 years of age. We counsel, teach and mentor children placed in our care and give each child a chance to make successful changes. At Copper Hills, we treat boys and girls who have emotional, behavioral health, and psychiatric disorders. Our accredited private school allows students to continue their education while receiving treatment.
General purpose of the position:
The Registered Nurse renders professional nursing care in our behavioral health care facility. Practices ongoing client assessment, evaluation and update of client care through observation of physical and behavioral symptoms and communicates pertinent data to other service areas as needed. Administers medications appropriately and documents all data accurately according to facility policy. Participates in formulation of initial care plans for all clients and implements plan according to facility policy. This is a day time shift for this position.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
*Manages medication of clients by ensuring physician orders are implemented, evaluated and documented and by assuring proper administration of medication to each client.
*Observes and reports the client's signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment and/or interventions and records same in the medical record according to facility policy.
*Participates in client staffing meetings and contributes pertinent observations and knowledge to assist in updating and changes to the treatment plan.
* Provides individual instruction to clients and their families concerning medications, health, and medical needs.
*Participates in and/or supervises and documents special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of clients.
*Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the nursing area and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety functions to maintain the safety of clients and staff.
*Ensures compliance with all company policies, procedures, and other regulatory requirements. Maintains confidentiality of all client records per program guidelines.
*Provides timely, accurate, and professional documentation.
*Projects a positive role model for clients and colleagues by participating as a team member, cooperating with staff, demonstrating positivity and appropriate expression of opinions, and attending staff meetings and training as required.
*Maintains appropriate relationships with clients by treating them in a respectful manner at all times.
If you have a passion for helping patients to succeed, please submit your resume via the online career center located at www.copperhillsyouthcenter.com