Psychiatric Nurse - RN

Community Counseling Center Cape Girardeau , MO 63701

Posted 7 days ago

Children's Psychiatric Nurse

North Campus, Cape Girardeau MO

Job Summary

Positions Supervised

None

Essential Functions

  • 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.

Physical Requirements

General Physical Requirements

Physical Activities

Visual Activities

Working Conditions


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