The Float Pool Registered Nurse is responsible for the overall supervision of the patient care unit and for the management of the therapeutic milieu; assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the delivery of patient care appropriate to the ages and populations served, specifically children and adolescents; maintains operational aspects of the patient care unit and works collaboratively with the other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team.
Available shifts are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm; 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm; and 11:00 pm - 7:00 am.
Will work on an as-needed basis. Must commit to at least 5 shifts per month, 2 weekend shifts per month Included within the 5 minimum shifts), and 1 Winter holiday and 2 Summer holidays per year. Responsible for delivery and coordination of specialized care and services for clients. Responsible for supervision of staff and clients.
Responsibilities include :
Assess patients; collects and documents the patients current health status and medical history.
Completes and/or reviews Admission Data Record, makes accurate and ongoing assessment of patients status and respond appropriately.
Documents patient care to include nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals.
Communicates with physicians regarding patient needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations on a daily basis.
Collaborates with other nurses and health team members to ensure the patients well being.
Performs direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards including: medication administration, observing and documenting patients response to pertinent medications, provides personal patient care designed to meet the patients physiological and psychological needs.
Performs indirect patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards including: communicating pertinent information to the appropriate person in a timely manner, giving a thorough, concise report at change of shift, accurately transcribing physician orders, ensuring that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner, and demonstrating correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information.
Accepts, follows through and documents in client chart verbal telephone orders from physician.
Maintains documentation related to ESI, QPRT assessments, nursing shift progress notes, lab slips, and related nursing procedures.
Participates in and assists with the initial treatment plan and the treatment planning process.
Communicates with members of the treatment team information related to the client's medical care and behavior.
Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most under served and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.
It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
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Graduate of an accredited school of nursing for Registered Nurses; BSN preferred. Current licensure in the State of Texas as an RN.**
Experience : Previous Professional experience in a behavioral health care setting preferred.**
Must have a valid Texas Driver's License. Must be able to attend attend one-week of mandatory classroom classroom training.
The IDEAL candidate will...
Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete eight days of new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.**
Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.**
Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eye wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.**