Registered Nurse PRN
Company: Oceans Healthcare
Posted on: August 5, 2022
At Oceans Behavioral Hospital Opelousas, healing is our focus.
We are passionate about helping adults and seniors manage the
challenges associated with anxiety, depression and other mental
health issues. Utilizing proven, innovative and progressive
therapies, our qualified professionals strive to promote long-term
wellness through a range of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric
counseling and treatment options.
***We Offer Sponsorships For Registered Nurses***
The Registered Nurse assumes primary leadership accountability and
responsibility for milieu management and directing patient care
activities of other nursing staff. The Registered Nurse maintains
standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with
facility policy and procedures, other external governing and
credentialing bodies, performance improvement standards, and
psychiatric nursing standards. The Registered Nurse assesses the
patient utilizing the nursing process to formulate an
individualized plan of care for each patient, implements
interventions, and evaluates outcomes consistent with policy and
appropriate to the current client's condition, which promote,
maintain, and restore physical and mental health, and prevent
illness. The Registered Nurse interprets age/disability specific
information in response to client population served. The Registered
Nurse provides for the safe delivery of medication in accordance
with the policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current
practice. The Registered Nurse is responsible for thorough,
accurate reporting, and documentation of the patient's symptoms,
responses, and progress. The Registered Nurse assumes
responsibility for professional development, continuing education
and maintaining licensure. All duties to be done in accordance with
Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations, Oceans' Mission,
policies and procedures and Performance Improvement Standards.
- Utilizes the nursing process: assessment, planning,
intervention, implementation, and evaluation and formulating
nursing interventions directed towards development of an
individualized plan of care and treatment modalities.
- Identifies risk levels, precautions, and expected outcomes
individualized to the client to include discharge planning;
prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes; evaluates the
effectiveness of interventions in relation to expected outcomes;
conducts ongoing assessment of clients from admission to discharge;
initiates medical/psychiatric crisis intervention to stabilize and
ensure the well-being of the patient's conditions.
- Demonstrates knowledge of psychiatric disorders and appropriate
nursing interventions; implements nursing interventions identified
in the plan of care that is individualized to the patient needs.
Applies appropriate interventions to progress the patient towards
wellness and addresses maintenance of wellness.
- Administers medications as prescribed safely; provides
education on prescribed medications; recognizes signs and symptoms
of adverse drug reactions.
- Demonstrates professionalism, accountability, and
responsibility for decision making, quality nursing care, and
knowledge base of psychiatric nursing care.
- Reviews, revises, and updates medical records within facility
guidelines and timeframes. Transcribes and implements physician's
orders according to facility policy; documents care, progress,
response to intervention in medical record in an accurate, thorough
and concise manner.
- Follows up on client care responsibilities, communicates
incomplete assignments, and current client needs to staff to assure
continuity of care.
- Implements staff assignments and delegation of duties using
appropriate judgment and knowledge; Demonstrates positive
willingness to assist staff and patients; functions as an advocate
for patient needs/safety
- Utilizes nursing knowledge to successfully meet the needs of
the facility, patient population, and staff members utilizes
nursing resources to enhance evidence-based practice
- Float among various clinical services, where qualified and
competent and performs other duties and projects as
assigned.RequirementsCurrent, valid, and active license to practice
as a Registered Nurse in the state of which you are employed at an
Oceans Healthcare hospital. Valid Compact licenses are also
acceptable as they apply. Minimum of an Associated Degree in
Nursing is required. One year of inpatient hospital experience
strongly preferred.High stress and assess potential for patient
escalation. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to
consistently achieve positive results with internal and external
customers, be highly organized, have an understanding and
sensitivity to serve culturally diverse and special needs
population such as Chronically Mentally Ill, Geriatric, CD, be
versed in basic knowledge of normal physical and emotional
development. Exhibits critical thinking abilities and applies them
for continuous improvement of patient care. Demonstrates
self-confidence and ability to think conceptually in leading and
directing others. Must successfully complete CPR certification and
an Oceans approved behavioral health de-escalation program.Subject
to many interruptions. Pressure due to multiple calls and
inquiries. 12 hour rotating shifts. Can be high paced and
stressful; must be able to cope mentally and physically to
atmosphere. Might experience disagreeable odors, sights and/or
unpredictable patient behavior. Requires spending approximately 90%
or more of the time inside a building that offers protection from
weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature
Keywords: Oceans Healthcare, Lafayette , Registered Nurse PRN, Healthcare , Opelousas, Louisiana
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