Registered Nurse

Employer
Ashley Addiction Treatment
Location
Havre De Grace, MD
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Ashley Addiction Treatment has openings for a FT, Registered Nurse - Day Shift. This professional promotes the mission, vision and values of Ashley, Inc. on the day shift. Assess, plan, provide and evaluate preventative, therapeutic and patient rehabilitative care from age adult through geriatric by performing the following duties. This position is supervised by the Assistant Director of Nursing and/or Director of Nursing. The hours for the RN primary day position is 7:45am - 8:15pm and includes night shift rotation (7:45p - 8:15a). Dispenses medication according to the 5 R's (right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, and right time) Assures competency in the use of emergency and clinical equipment as evidenced by the proper use of Glucometer, Breathalyzer, Nebulizer, emergency response equipment and drugs. Assures competency in the management of the following emergency conditions: Chest pain, SOB/Dyspnea, Seizures, Hypo/Hyperglycemia Assures knowledge of pain management as evidenced of ability to assess pain level utilizing pain scale, development of the treatment plan, explain comfort measures and reassesses per policy. Demonstrates ability to verbalize recommended script to negotiate a "contract for safety" with patients and also demonstrates understanding of Aggressive Person Management policy. Performs accurate assessments upon the patients' admission, during detoxification and during rehabilitation. Develops appropriate treatment plans. Complete required documentation per policy. Knows how and when to report cases of abuse (sexual, physical, elder) and child neglect. Demonstrates competency in applying development and age related knowledge in the care of patients in the following age groups: Adolescent (18-19 years), Young Adult (20-39 years), Middle Adult (40-64 years), older adults' age (65-74 years) and Geriatric (75 and older). Protects personally identifiable health information. Alert to opportunities to reduce risks of accidents or potential safety and security breaches. Consistently conveys that customers are the highest priority. Has established a track record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to detail and reflects well on the organization. Is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards. Produces an amount of work that meets or exceeds job expectations. Makes sure that quality does not suffer as the quantity of work increases. Works effectively with peers and carries own share of team workload. Keeps manager informed of progress and obstacles related to ongoing tasks or projects. Uses written or verbal status reports to ensure that manager is up-to-date and will not be surprised by the status of key activities, actual expenses or end results. Protects personally identifiable health information; adheres to release of information per policy and procedure (written, oral and electronic). Respects patients and all customer groups' privacy and confidentiality. Maintains professionalism and keeps a customer-focus when dealing with customer needs. Handles conflict professionally minimizing emotions and communicating appropriately to those involved. Keeps the conflict contained and uses the proper channels for conflict resolution appropriately. Demonstrates competency in applying development and age related knowledge in the care of patients in the following age groups: Adolescent (18-19 years), Young Adult (20-39 years), Middle Adult (40-64 years), older adults' age (65-74 years) and Geriatric (75 and older). Registered Nurse plus one-year experience in Acute Care Nursing preferred. Addiction or Psychiatric Nurse experience desirable. Read medical documents, such as doctor's orders. Psychological evaluations, dietitian assessments and write routine reports. Communicate effectively with patients and staff. Accurately measure medical dosages as prescribed by the Medical Staff. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word and Excel. Common sense understanding to carry out detailed medical instructions. Be sensitive to the needs of chemically dependent patients. Ability to learn and adapt. Ability to direct others. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Current Registered Nurse license; current CPR. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform essential job functions. Ability to be on feet a majority of the time. Must make rounds on premises as required. Occasional heavy lifting will be necessary in the event of patient crisis. Must use computer equipment and telephone to communicate and to record information. Must be able to climb stairs and kneel.