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Staff Nurse, Adolescent Treatment Program (Days)

The Menninger Clinic

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 11, 2021.

Schedule: 7am to 7pm,Days vary, includes every other weekend and holidays.Shift: Adolescent Treatment UnitKey FunctionsPatient careAssessment and care planning -o Sets appropriate goals; including the physical, psychological, social, and continuing care needs of each patient; evaluates nursing actions to meet those goals; and makes recommendations for any changes.o Demonstrates effective bio-psycho-social assessment skillso Develops comprehensive nursing care plans based on nursing diagnosis and standards of care, clearly written with expected outcomeso Effectively utilizes nursing process in directing and providing patient careo Modifies plan of care based on ongoing patient assessmento Insures effective health teaching for patients and familieso Insures comprehensive discharge planning relative to nursing care needsEffective member of interdisciplinary teamo Observes, documents and communicates patient responses and effectiveness of nursing intervention and medication; documents in patient’s medical record according to established policy and procedureo Insures safety by making patient and safety rounds according to policy, regularly assessing physical environments, and follow-up for identified concernso Seeks constructive feedback from co-workers regarding performance, interpersonal relations, nursing skills and abilities; recognizes limitations through self-appraisal and peer review.

Effectively utilizes management and clinical supervisiono Supports and encourages constructive working relationship with program and other disciplines / departments while valuing opposing ideaso Responds to patients, staff and visitors in professional mannero Demonstrates good judgment and behavior appropriate to the hospital, including such characteristics as grooming and personal appearance, speech, and personal hygieneo Participates in performance improvement activitieso Relieves charge nurse in his / her absence as assignedProvision of nursing interventionso Demonstrates knowledge of medication action, mode of administration, side effects and contraindications by successfully completing annual medication examination.o Provides safe and timely administration of medication and prescribed treatments, insuring prompt reporting of all errorso Effectively engages patients in full participation of treatment programHospital operationso Seeks opportunities to participate in hospital committees, performance improvement initiatives, and activitieso Participates in orientation and training of students and new staffEducation Required: Completion of a NLN or CCNE accredited RN program.

BSN required.License/Certification: Current license to practice as RN in state of TexasExperience: Two years experience in psychiatric nursing.

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