Pathways Center Care Campus has two 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Units; one for adults and one for individuals ages 5-17. Pathways Center's Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU's) are short term (2-7 days), medically monitored crisis residential programs, which offer services for a limited duration to stabilize acute psychiatric or behavioral symptoms, evaluate treatment needs, and develop plans to meet the needs of persons served.
The programs operate 24 hours per day 7 days per week. The CSU's are designed to serve as a first line of community based alternative care to hospitalization, offering psychiatric stabilization and detoxification services on a short term basis.
In addition to the crisis stabilization programs, Pathways Center Care Campus has a Crisis Service Center (CSC). The CSC provides on-site and telephonic crisis intervention and 23 hour observation services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The CSC operates on a walk-in basis and provides psychiatric/substance abuse related crisis evaluation and brief intervention services to support an individual who is experiencing an abrupt and substantial change in behavior noted by severe impairment of functioning typically associated with a precipitating situation or a marked increase in personal distress. Interventions are provided by licensed behavioral health professionals designed to prevent out of community treatment or hospitalization.
The Registered Nurse provides direct care. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
Interview consumers and/or family members using acceptable techniques that are appropriate for the individual's level of functioning to obtain necessary information regarding medical, social, and/or emotional background
Reviews referrals, and makes preliminary determinations regarding appropriateness for admission and communicates with physician to obtain admission orders.
Perform routine tests and take vital signs regularly as prescribed in each individual plan of care
Accurately documents using the organization's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system
Collaborates effectively with other treatment team members in the development of and monitoring of each consumer's plan of care
Modifies plan of care as indicated by reassessment of individual's needs
Schedules outside clinic appointments/special activities as necessary following established protocol or physician/clinician orders; follows up on appointments as needed
Administers medication(s) in the proper method, time, and dosage as indicated by the established plan of care and documents in client's record; Explains medication and treatment to patient/consumer
Makes rounds, either with physician/clinician or independently as required or appropriate
Immediately responds to consumers in acute distress according to established guidelines
Maintains accurate and well-organized office files and medical records
Regularly monitors patient compliance with health instructions (e.g. dietary guidelines) and self medication; Takes corrective action as necessary
Conducts regular sanitation inspections of the unit/program
Develops complete discharge plans utilizing available resources
Provides leadership to ensure that designated shift is properly staffed, demonstrates flexibility in scheduling, and oversees activities on designated shift.
Adheres to universal precautions in all situations to prevent the spread of infection
Actively participates in departmental staff meetings as required to discuss needs, goals, objectives, and outcomes of services, quality assurance, infection control, etc.
Must be able to work on a rotating basis within the Care Campus; providing coverage at both CSU's and Temp Obvs when needed.
Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse AND any related professional work experience.
State Of Georgia