Registered Nurse-Part-Time Nights (6p-6a)

**This position is for Monday and Tuesday nights only.  **There is no weekend requirement with this position.  **There are no medical benefits with this position.  You will receive paid time off

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows Timberline Knolls’ operating procedures and policies.
  • Establishes collaborative working relationships with the multidisciplinary team, including psychiatrists, physicians, therapists, behavioral health specialists, dietitian and expressive therapists.
  • Monitors and/or implements safe, quality health care in the following areas:
  • Medication administration
  • Prescribed resident care/medical treatments
  • Accurate transcription of physicians’ orders and/or prescriptions
  • Lab orders
  • Adheres to standards of care surrounding regular medical, dental, and vision requirements, and monitoring of weights and heights of residents.
  • Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures.
  • Completes a Nursing Assessment at the time of admission per established guidelines and utilizes this information in the development of the resident’s treatment plan.
  • Re-assesses the client’s needs on an ongoing basis throughout stay, and implements individualized nursing care based on each client’s needs.
  • Develops treatment plans based on identified problems and goals.
  • Accurately implements physician’s orders and medication orders.
  • Provides education to client on medication, infection control, lab work, health issues and their individual educational needs.
  • Maintains a therapeutic relationship with the residents.
  • Provides health education and develops educational programs that teach residents about health concerns.
  • Monitors and assures the proper administration, documentation and storage of medication.
  • Participates in the residents’ treatment planning sessions and gives input into their needs.
  • Coordinates the resident’s discharge planning and completes discharge aftercare plan.
  • Follows all procedures related to the exposure control plan and supervises and provides education in the infection control program.
  • Ensures that all residents’ immunizations and records are current.
  • Has knowledge of psychiatric disorders and utilizes information in assessing and planning care.
  • Maintains resident safety by appropriate implementation of safety procedures and precautions.
  •  Accurately maintains medical information in the written record.
  • Recognizes precursors of potential crisis and/or acting out behaviors of residents, and intervenes in the early stages of escalation.
  • Adheres to all standards of crisis management, safety and restraint policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered nurse with a current Illinois license.
  • Psychiatric experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Current certification in health care provider CPR.
  • Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods.
  • Required to occasionally lift/move objects and/or resident weighing in excess of 40 lbs.
  • Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.
  • Work is performed in designated clinical and program settings.
  • Duties may involve contact with resident who may be threatening, aggressive and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Must be flexible in meeting program scheduling needs and available to work additional hours when necessary

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Reg Nurse

Pay rate determined by number of years as a state licensed RN

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