Provides clinical oversight to nursing personnel providing nursing services to all adolescent patients coming for treatment and/or appropriate referral from other clinics.
Administer medication and medical treatment in accordance with policies and physicians orders.
Provides psychiatric nursing interventions and treatment education, provide intervention appropriate to the specific treatmentneeds of the adolescent patient.
Coordinate admissions, transfers, and discharges, and assure that relevant nursing documentation is completed in a timely manner.
Supervises special treatment interventions such as de-escalation, physical restraint, seclusion.
Provides supervision and quality assurance checks to assure patient supervision, environmental safety, therapeutic structure, facilitation of patient groups and activities of daily living, and delivery of quality patient care by direct care workers.
Provide timely, accurate, and thorough documentation of patient behavior, medication administration, medical interventions, treatment planning, and treatment interventions. Documentation reflects professional standards.
Knowledge of psychiatric nursing skills, ability to assess patient physical and emotional status. Knowledge of seclusion and restraint protocols, national patient safety standards, age specific competencies, pain management, and standards established by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Accurately conveys patient behavior and status verbally and in writing. Professional verbal and written skills for communicating patient status, and treatment needs to clients, families, professionals, and employees of the facility. Able to verbally adapt spoken communication to meet needs of patient.
Proficiency in facilitating medication education groups, and training/assisting ADLs. Proficiency with training and oversight of vital signs checks.
Able to safely de-escalate and manage aggressive patients, to oversee seclusion and physical restraint of patients per policy. Able to handle multiple projects under deadlines with short notice.
Maintains professional therapeutic relationships with staff, patients, families and visitors. Able to maintain patient confidentiality.
Able to provide leadership and supervision of direct care staff, to delegate responsibilities, make shift assignments, and monitor performance.
Prefer 2+ years work experience in a behavioral health setting, hospital, nursing home.
2 years of psychiatric nursing experience with children
$5000 Sign On Bonus for Full-Time position
San Antonio Behavioral Health