Children's Psychiatric Nurse
North Campus, Cape Girardeau MO
Preparation and administration of medications to the residents, utilizing the six rights of medication administration
Provide education services to clients, family and/or caregivers as to medication usage, side effects and adverse reactions.
Provide consultation with psychiatrists regarding residents and any issues with medications, school or milieu.
Order and maintain inventory of medications. Maintain medication storage according to policies and procedures.
Give PPD tests to employees and clients as needed.
Document in a timely and in a complete manner according to policies and procedures.
Promptly respond to client medication inquiries, needs, problems or side effects in effective manner consistent with practice standards.
Perform phlebotomy for lab tests for residents as ordered by physicians. Complete laboratory requisitions completely and correctly.
Perform EKGs on residents when ordered
Assist psychiatrists with clinics for residents and assist with any information the psychiatrist may need.
Respond to restraints, seclusions and escalated behavior of residents and assess client following episode.
Complete all required forms for restraint, seclusion and/or orders for eyesight/arms reach per policy and procedures and standards.
Coordinate with Treatment Team in providing information needed for appropriate client treatment.
Non Essential Functions
Maintain compliance with all policy and procedures.
Complete all required training.
Work cooperatively with other departments and members of the community.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Requires a current and valid Registered Nurse licenses. Two years of psychiatric/mental health experience preferred. Must be knowledgeable in psychotropic medications, psychopathology and counseling methods.
General Physical Requirements
Community Counseling Center