Acadia Healthcare Magee , MS 39111
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide leadership, guidance, and feedback to staff to facilitate smooth operations.
Provide direct resident care through utilization of nursing standards accurately and in a timely manner.
Follow policies, procedures, and medical/lab protocol for nursing care and notify practitioner of results accurately and in a timely manner.
Implement infection control measures according to facility policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner.
Report pertinent information and/or changes in the residents' condition to practitioner, Director of Nursing, and/or on-call nurse as appropriate and in a timely manner.
Provide resident, staff, and family education as related to medication, illness, etc.
Participate in team conferences, staffings, and reviews as assigned.
Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the practitioner accurately and in a timely manner.
Chart medication administration on the Medication Administration Record and nurse's notes, if applicable, accurately and in a timely manner.
Order prescribed medication to ensure an adequate supply is available at all times.
Review Bowel Movement Records daily on second shift and intervene per Routine Standing Orders.
Assist in performing quarterly health assessments as scheduled by obtaining/reviewing medical/visual/ dental consults, assessing for Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, TICS, Extra Pyramidal Symptoms and administering Tuberculosis skin tests, Rapid Strep Tests, Accuchecks and Drug Screens accurately and in a timely manner.
Assist in obtaining verbal/written consents for psychotropic medications accurately and in a timely manner.
Communicate with practitioner to report behaviors and obtain orders for special procedures accurately and in a timely manner.
Document nursing care provided, maintain appropriate records related to residents' progress and activities accurately and in a timely manner (i.e., Incident/Accident reports, medical charts, worker's compensation reports, etc).
Complete resident admission assessment at the time of admission accurately and in a timely manner.
Transcribe practitioner orders accurately and in a timely manner.
Ensure residents are monitored closely who are on close observation, and/or one-on-one.
Assist in the proper use of treatment modalities (i.e., Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, time away, close observation, suicide precautions, elopement precautions, and one-on-ones.)
Respond timely and appropriately in behavioral crisis.
Provide care and/or conduct patient/resident interactions in a manner appropriate for the age, culture, and population being served.
Follows all safety policies and adheres to all workers' compensation program guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.