RN - Behavioral Health - Mental Health

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Contact: Khushboo Chaurasiya
  • Location: Harlingen, United States of America
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Expiry Date: 23 June 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH372836_1648241739
  • Contact Email: kchaurasiya@medicalrecruitmentstrategies.com

Consults, follows and documents with sufficient detail nursing care according to facility policy and procedures. When policies do not comprehensively cover the nursing/administrative practice, initiates supervision with nursings chain of command, medical staff and/or administrator-on-call if afterhours.

* Effectively communicates with the medical staff, receives verbal/written orders and takes care to minimize abbreviation or other errors.

* Conducts a comprehensive nursing assessment on all patients admitted within eight (8) hours. Corresponding documentation reflects the medical and emotional status, admitting orders and the initial care plan.

* Identifies indicators for reassessment of the patients conditions, reaction/responsiveness and involvement of other disciplines.

* Administers medications, observes compliance/safe administration, consults pharmacy when indicated and records effectiveness or reactions to psychotropic and other medications.

* Safely and accurately performs vital signs, electrocardiograms, phlebotomy/labs and diabetic/glucose monitoring. Interprets results and takes appropriate nursing action.

* Provides patient education and verifies understanding.

* Arranges for additional consultations and test, and proactively coordinate transportation when needed.

* Monitors the work of assigned licensed and non-licensed personnel. When indicated initiates a refresher or recertifies competency in nursing processes.

Submission Requirements

* TX (or compact) RN license - REQUIRED

* 2 years of behavioral health experience - Preferred

* New Grads are welcome to apply

* $30-35/hr depending on experience. Shift differentials may be offered.