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Registered Nurse (RN) – FT – BH Adolescents – Days

DHR Health

This is a Full-time position in Edinburg, TX posted August 29, 2021.

Description Position at Behavioral Hospital at Renaissance JOB DESCRIPTION REGISTRED NURSE (RN)DEPARTMENT:BEHAVIORAL Department Director:FORMULATED: 03/08Employee Health:REVIEWED: 04/08, 06/2013Human Resources:REVISED: 04/09, 05/2010 EMPLOYEE’S NAME: FLSA STATUS:NON EXEMPTJob DescriptionMISSION STATEMENT: Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.

VISION: Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.

POSITION SUMMARY:
• One (1)
– two (2) years of experience preferred
• Require constant and frequent judgment and response, occasionally in response to disasters or emergencies, actual events or drills.

• Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.

• Must have excellent customer service skills.
• High degree of competency/experience in general.

• Requires good communication and organizational skills.

• Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
• Current registered nurse’s license in the State of Texas
• Current BLS certification.
• Accepts assignment to any behavioral health unit
• CPI training within 30 days of hire date
• Computer skills required to be effective on assigned units
• Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
• Good written and verbal communication skills required.

• Ability to read, write and speak English
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
• Prefer hospital experienceJOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:Knowledgeable of wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral, performs crisis intervention.

Ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition: “The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health alternations.” Ability to utilize the best nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others.

The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others.

Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
• Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.

• Performs nursing care using sound judgment.
• Implements physician’s orders in a safe and accurate manner.
• Assists with admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
• Transcribes and implements new physician orders.
• Adapts to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability.
• Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions.
• Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant other
• Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient’s needs.
• Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers.
• Provides and receives reports in a status of patients at the change of shifts.
• Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice.
• Formulates, modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies
• Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to the supervisor.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
• Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.

• Informs the charge nurse of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems.
• Remains current with all policies and procedures published.

• Provides direction to non licensed nursing staff in the delivery of patient care.

• Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse impact.

• Plans and coordinates time schedule with peers to provide coverage.
• Builds a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
• Ensures the distribution and delivery of equipment/supplies as necessary.LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXAGE SPECIFIC:Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit.

The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Performs other duties as assigned Provides excellent customer service to all DHR customers.

All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.

program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: First Impressions, Communication, Hospitality, Teamwork, Professionalism, Service Recovery and the Golden Rule.

All employees are expected to practice theses principals at all times.AGE SPECIFIC:Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit.

The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA): A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position: Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height.

YesKneelingYesMust be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs.YesWalkingYesLight/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs.YesStanding/SquattingYesStraight pullingYesSittingYesPulling hand over handYesPushingYesRepeated bendingYesStooping/BendingYesReaching above shoulderYesClimbing StairsYesSimple graspingYesClimbing LaddersNoDual simultaneous graspingYesDepth Perceptions neededYesAbility to seeYesIdentify ColorsYesOperating office equipmentYesTwistingYesOperating mechanical equipmentYesCrawlingNoAbility to read and writeYesAbility to CountYesAbility to hear verbal communication without aidYesOperating Personal VehicleYesAbility to comprehend written/verbal communicationYesOther: Ability to deal with stressYesOSHA CategoryIIIB.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise.

There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.

C.Occupational Exposure: OSHA Category III D.Aptitudes:HIGH1 2 3 4 5 6LOWIntelligence: General learning ability: The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles.

Ability to reason and make judgments.

3 Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively.

To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs.

To present information or ideas clearly.

3Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.

2Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects.

Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms.

2Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.

3Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material.

To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation.

2Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed.

Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly.

3Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.

To work with fingers in placing and turning motions.

3Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.

To work with hands in placing and turning motions.

3Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli.

3Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color.

To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately.

3I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.

Employee Signature: Date:Human Resources Signature: Date:DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and r

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