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Staff Nurse - Youth Diversion Center

Description

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER") is looking for a Staff Nurse to join our team.

Under the direction and supervision of a Lead Nurse

Nurse Supervisor

Nurse Manager

or Nurse Director

the Staff Registered Nurse provides nursing care to patients/individuals with mental and/or developmental disabilities in a variety of Agency settings.

Duties include delivering nursing care and coordinating nursing activities as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Utilizes the nursing process to plan

implement

document and evaluate nursing care provided under the requirements of the Texas Nurse Practice Act within the Standards of Nursing Practice.

What you will do:


* Utilizes a five step systematic process (nursing process) to deliver consumer services.

This process includes assessment

analysis

planning

implementation and evaluation.


* Demonstrates decision making that is clinically sound

systematic

timely

well researched and reflects awareness of impact and governed by state and Agency practices .


* Performs technical nursing skills within the scope of practice for a RN and in accordance with Agency policies and procedures for individual and/or multiple consumer assignments.

Performs diagnostic tests

administers medications

sets up equipment and applies therapeutic treatments.


* Documents relevant information regarding nursing care in consumer records

charts and reports.

Documents observations of consumer signs

symptoms

test results

behaviors and response to medications and treatments.

Complies with established Agency policies/procedures

accrediting/regulatory bodies and performance contract documentation requirements.


* Informs

explains and educates consumers and family members regarding medications

relevant treatment information

and disease processes.

Provides pertinent health information at an appropriate level and includes meaningful literature to support understanding.


* Provides nursing care with the focus on consumer

environmental

and technical safety.


* Assigns specific tasks

activities and functions and maintains appropriate supervision of other RNs

LVN's and unlicensed personnel in Agency settings for consumers with a variety of health care needs in accordance with program design and structure.


* Demonstrates behaviors that promote development of positive outcomes in relation to the practice of professional nursing.


* Utilizes a problem-solving approach as the basis for decision making in practice

including reporting relevant information to other members of the health care team or supervising Registered Nurse/Physician.


* Provides to other members of the health care team

health education and information on disease processes and medications in order to meet/address consumer he...




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