2 years of experience required
Summary: Perform a full range of professional nursing services, including assessing, planning, administering, and evaluating client care in accordance with the team treatment plan. Administer medical treatment as prescribed by physician and is responsible for teaching and providing psychosocial support to patients. Provide day-to-day clinical direction to assigned Treatment Team or other paraprofessional staff. Documents and reports clients' progress to treatment team.
- Actively seek to provide quality services that meet the needs of patients as well as other clients, families, payers, referrers, and staff. Provides consultation, instruction, and direction to other clinical staff, students, and volunteers.
- Interview patients and will assess their functional level according to professional standards. Provides pre-admission screening as is required.
- Help to develop a professional treatment plan that meets client needs and complements the services provided by the treatment teams.
- Provide professional nursing care to individuals and groups based on an understanding of the special needs of the client population served. Perform all duties related to the management of oral and injectable medications; and performs medical treatments as prescribed by a physician or as is indicated by the client's condition.
- Depending on assignment, may provide day-to-day clinical direction and leadership to assigned Treatment Team in the delivery of quality client care. Works closely with treatment team in coordinating medical care of assigned members. Provides clinical expertise related to the management of psychiatric and medical crisis.
- Complete written documentation of initial client assessment and ongoing treatment in compliance with program standards. Participates in the evaluation of program effectiveness and efficiency and works to ensure continuous improvements in the quality of services.
- Provides assistance to On-Call staff including obtaining needed medications.
- Knowledge on nursing theory, principles, and practice-a normally acquired through graduation of an accredited program of Nursing and/or 2-3 years of direct job related experience.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland at the time of appointment.
- Analytical ability and sound nursing knowledge for the effective formulation of nursing care plans, implementation of care, and appropriate documentation of pertinent information regarding a patient's condition.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with psychiatrically ill patients in order to gain their cooperation, allay apprehensions and provide effective health education to patients and family members.
- Must possess the ability to physically intervene in medical and behavioral emergencies, transport patients, and assist in the lifting of a patient.
- Must possess a valid Maryland State issued Driver's License and have a current driving record with 3 or fewer points on it at the time of hire.