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Registered Nurse

Topeka, Kansas
Company: Florence Crittenton
Job Title: Registered Nurse
Department/Status: Health Care Services/Non-Exempt, Full-Time or Part-Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:30am-2:30pm; Flexibility in work schedule is a necessary requirement. Weekend rotation and on-call may be required.
Supervisor: Director of Health Care Services          

JOB SUMMARY
The position will provide direct individual care, assessment and treatment for Florence Crittenton Services.  The Registered Nurse participates in the development of professional nursing practices and assessments and maintaining individual charts and records. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Completes Intake health assessments, including health history, for new admittances to the facility within twenty-four hours of admission.
  • Refers residents for dental, visual and complete physical examinations, laboratory and x-ray procedures.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates and revises nursing care plans and communicates any changes verbally and in writing as necessary.
  • Reports significant changes in the resident’s condition to appropriate members of the health care team; records symptoms, reactions, progress of the individual.
  • Administers and supervises administration of medications and treatments safely, effectively, therapeutically and as ordered.
  • Participates in resident oriented team meetings as designated by Director of Health Care Services.
  • Provides direction and supervision to those assisting with components of program, including staff, volunteers, interns, work-study individuals or those working on grant-funded projects.
  • Examines residents post restraints.
  • Keeps up to date on information and technology affecting program areas
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
  • Must be eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas. 
  • Two to three years varied experience, including mental health, as a Registered Nurse preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practices.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Knowledge of basic human physical and psychosocial needs.
  • Ability to apply nursing techniques to special patient care population of teenage at-risk girls.
  • Ability to follow detailed oral and written directions.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records, charts and reports.
  • Ability to communicate very effectively verbally and in writing, and to deal tactfully with people from all background and cultures.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential issues and information. 
  • Ability to maintain a helpful and sympathetic attitude towards patients under trying conditions and to maintain harmonious working relationships with profession, clinical and direct care co-workers.
  • Demonstrated competence with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet programs in Windows base.
  • Well organized with strong attention to details.  Can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner with conscientious attention to assignments/outcomes.
  • Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving history.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Frequently required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently required to lift and move up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 lbs and 50 lbs with assistance.
    • Such as:  suitcases, groceries
  • Ability to push/pull up to 200 lbs during a physical restraint.
    • Required to physically assist in the verbal and physical restraint of clients up to 200 lbs who need external controls.
  • Bend, stoop, and/or reach as needed.
  • Satisfactory level of dexterity to complete various tasks including, but not limited to, operating a computer keyboard, cooking or driving.  Ability to read computer screen and mail.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
  • Type - conferences, seminars, meetings, trainings or off-site activities with residents.
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