Registered Nurse RN

at Wekiva Springs Center

Jacksonville, FL

Posted on Oct. 11, 2016

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Full Time

• Must be licensed to practice in the state of Florida
• Previous Psych experience preferred
• Able to lift/move 75+ pounds a PLUS

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest & most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities & ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service & effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style & a service philosophy based on integrity, competence & compassion.

Wekiva Springs Center is a 120-bed acute behavioral health hospital providing quality care in a gender-specific program for men and women. We provide treatment for mental health, addictions and dual diagnosis concerns in a warm and caring atmosphere near I-95 and J Turner Butler in Southside area.

The job responsibilities for a Registered Nurse (RN) includes the following:
• Demonstrates knowledge of nursing department philosophy & assumes responsibility for maintaining Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards of Care for all patients
• Maintains current knowledge of nursing principles & their application to practice recommended with treatment of all patients
• Works without direct supervision for each task that needs no supervision
• Oversees completion of daily assignment sheet at the beginning of each shift; reviews assignments with designated staff
• Serves as primary channel of communication between shifts, for patient care unit & between departments during designated tour of duty
• Seeks supervision from immediate supervisor for complex issues that arise within the therapeutic relationship
• Serves as a positive role model for patients to observe & learn more socially effective values, attitudes & behaviors
• Plans nursing care in conjunction with the treatment team and/or other staff members
• Prioritizes nursing care interventions according to individual patient & overall unit milieu needs
• Responds with therapeutic interventions to disruptive behavior disorders as listed in the DSM-V
• Professionally collaborates with all staff to facilitate coordinated contribution to patient care; maintains continuity of care
• Attends and participates in treatment planning
• Participates in the development of patient’s problem solving abilities
• Facilitates communication and problem solving between the patient & family during interactions on the unit
• Intervenes in crisis situations to promote positive growth & development & to reduce dysfunctional patterns of behavior
• Provides feedback to patients, individually and in group settings, regarding their behavior
• Demonstrates understanding of chemical dependency and the 12 step program
• Gives direct patient care, including assistance in activities of daily living
• Demonstrates effective limit setting skills
• Conducts educational groups per the need of the patient/milieu
• Identifies verbal & non-verbal cues for potential aggressive behavior & applies de-escalation techniques
• Evaluates patient to maintain in least restrictive environment at all times
• Demonstrates knowledge of & applies seclusion & restraining protocols according to policy
• Aware of all hospital emergency protocols & on-call communication procedures & assumes responsibility for notifying appropriate persons
• Intervenes in medical emergencies including proper notification of administration, physicians, primary therapist & family
• Documents events to include follow-up/resolution in progress notes & variance report
• Processes with other staff & evaluates incidents (i.e. elopement, seclusion, restraints)
• Charts objectively in BIRP format maintaining the integrity & continuity of nursing care and treatment team plans
• Documents assessment of mental status in progress note
• Provides patient/family education & documents teaching method, content & response in patient record
• Observes & interprets each patient’s behavior, demonstrating an understanding of psychiatric concepts, diagnoses & developmental stage
• Integrates data gathered from the family, significant others & other treatment team members into the assessment
• Accurately assesses patients in crisis & takes appropriate action to ensure patient safety
• Completes comprehensive nursing assessment & initiates nursing interventions w/in 8 hours of admission
• Evaluates nursing care given to assigned patients & revises treatment plans as needed