August 18, 2016

RN (3p-11p Kansas, OK.)

Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System - KANSAS, OK

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Job Description

$6k Sign-On Bonus!
The Registered Nurse provides nursing interventions and
management of acute and residential patients (ages 4+)
as prescribed by the physician, and serves as Licensed
Independent Practitioner during restraint, seclusion,
and behavioral crisis intervention. To provide
supervision and guidance of direct care workers as
charge nurse, assures milieu management and quality
delivery of treatment to assigned patients. Provides
patient specific treatment, adheres to patient safety
standards, assures patient rights, prevents and
identifies abuse, and oversees quality of behavioral
interventions. Administers medication and medical
treatment in accordance with policies and physician s
orders. Provides psychiatric nursing interventions and
treatment education, provides intervention appropriate
to the specific treatment needs of the patient.
Coordinates admissions, transfers, and discharges, and
assures that relevant nursing documentation is completed
in a timely manner. Provides timely, accurate, and
thorough documentation of patient behavior, medication
administration, medical interventions, treatment
planning, and treatment interventions. Documentation
reflects professional standards. Performs other duties
as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:
Knowledge of psychiatric nursing skills, ability
to assess patient physical and emotional status.
Knowledge of seclusion and restraint
protocols, national patient safety standards, age
specific competencies, pain management, and
standards established by the Oklahoma
Board of Nursing.
Accurately conveys patient behavior and status
verbally and in writing. Professional verbal and
written skills for communicating patient
status, and treatment needs to clients, families,
professionals, and employees of the facility. Able
to verbally adapt spoken
communication to meet needs of patient.
Proficiency in facilitating medication education
groups, and training ADL skills. Able to safely
de-escalate and manage aggressive
patients, to oversee seclusion and physical
restraint of patients per policy. Able to handle
multiple projects under deadlines with short
Maintains professional therapeutic relationships
with staff, patients, families and visitors. Able to
maintain patient confidentiality.
Able to provide leadership and supervision of
direct care staff, to delegate responsibilities,
make shift assignments, and monitor
Graduate of an accredited school for Registered Nurse
Current Oklahoma Registered Nurse licensure.
Current Oklahoma Driver s License (requirement for
staff on Driver s List)
Prefer two years work experience in a psychiatric
treatment setting with children and/or adolescents.
The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Physical strength necessary to implement patient
behavioral crisis intervention.
Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending,
stooping as required to assist in patient care. Able
to sustain physical activity eight hours
a day and remain on feet eight hours per day.
Hearing, vision, sensory, and emotional stability
sufficient to perform essential job functions.
Able to deal with stressful situations and
changing priorities.
Able to lift, carry, and lower up to 35 pounds
using appropriate body mechanics.
Able to push patients in wheel chairs up and down
hills and pursue running patients.
Access to reliable transportation; maintains
reliable attendance record and arrives in a timely
Conditions of Employment:
Satisfactory reference and background investigation
checks. Criminal charges or convictions that occur while
employed with SMBHS must be reported within 24 hours to
Human Resources. Completion of a pre-employment drug
screening and completion of post-employment drug or
alcohol tests upon reasonable suspicion of use.
Completion of ALL required paperwork prior to reporting
for work. Completion of pre-employment physical, proof
of Rubella inoculation, TB screening upon hire and
annually thereafter, complete or waive HBV series.
Successful completion of initial orientation and
competency assessment. Maintains current CPR/First Aid
certification; and behavioral crisis management
certification every year. Attendance at all mandatory
nursing meetings; completes annual CEUs, and training on
Work Environment:
Exposes employee to contagious or infectious diseases
and to potentially hostile patients and situations. Job
stress ranges from low to intense. Category I - Tasks.
Non-smoking work environment. Drug free workplace.
Customers Served:
Patients (children ages 4-12, teenagers ages 13-17,
adults 18+); families; direct-care service providers;
external funding sources; service, accreditation, and
licensing agencies; external case managers; school
districts; other staff; and the community.