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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)-Psych

Company: UpHealth, Inc.
Location: Morriston
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Responsibilities: The APRN is responsible for the general physical care of the clients. The APRN will be responsible for examining, evaluating and treating clients including writing of needed prescriptions. The APRN will work closely with the RN's and LPN's as well as conferring with the Medical Director to ensure the highest degree of care for all clients.Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes the following documentation within 24 hours of the patient's admission:
  • Nursing Assessment related to medical issues
    • Transcribes Physician's Orders and Implement all Medical Protocols as ordered
    • Administers medications and monitors post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
    • Confers with and assists the Medical Director
    • Makes appropriate referrals using referral forms
    • Attends and participates in all "in-service" functions
    • Assists with emergency situations and make immediate referrals
    • Provides documentation which reflects services for each patient in accordance with licensure standards in a timely manner
    • Maintains the Confidential nature of all patients and facility activities
    • Maintains required Training & Continuing Education
    • Maintains Standards of Ethical Conduct
    • Complies with all company Policies and Procedures
    • Meets with patients requesting to see the doctor to determine the urgency of their medical needs and expedite treatment as required
    • Effectively communicates concerns about patient health to the Medical Director and follows up as necessary
    • Under the supervision of the Medical Director, assists in educating patients about health problems and medical care
    • Facilitates medication education for new patients and for all other patients starting new medications
    • Meets with therapists to provide information about patient medical problems
    • Assists the treatment team in incorporating medical issues into treatment planning
    • Takes verbal orders from the Medical Director, documents them in the patient record and carries them out accurately and professionally
    • Participate in regular meetings with Clinical Director to discuss specific patient problems
    • Facilitate medical groups as needed and participates in regular department meetings and staff meetings
    • Encourage efficient utilization of supplies and equipment to prevent waste
    • Maintains effective communication between outside medical services and the facility
    • Participates in Department Committees as requested
    • Interacts with patients with compassion and respect
    • Has good work habits: get things done in a timely, efficient manner with no excessive absences
    • Functions well as a team member and contribute positively to the morale of staff
    • Performs additional duties, as deemed necessary by Medical Director
    • Maintains up-to-date training in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Infection Control, Fire Safety, and other areas mandated by organizational policies
    • Communicates effectively with other staff members and demonstrates the ability to work as a team member
    • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability, responding positively to changing situations in the work setting
    • Demonstrates objectivity and maturity under stress
    • Accepts and utilizes supervision
    • Addresses problems noted by supervisor
    • Performs other assignments as requested by supervisor
    • Demonstrates willingness to accept responsibility
    • Completes all tasks with concern for work quality Necessary Abilities:
      • Knowledge of appropriate nursing assessment, diagnoses, & interventions with patients
      • Knowledge of milieu management
      • Ability to accurately administer medication and monitor side-effects
      • Demonstrates Proficiency in Communication & Written skills
      • Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Patient Confidentiality lawsLicensure/Certification:
        • Current Florida State APRN License
        • Current CPR CertificationMinimum Qualifications:
          • A minimum of one (2) years' experience in a psychiatric health-care facility treating co-occurring, mentally ill, or chemically dependent patients, with understanding of co-occurring disorders.
          • All employees may be required to work before, during and/or immediately after a natural or man-made disasterAn Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/DDrug-Free Workplace

Keywords: UpHealth, Inc., Gainesville , Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)-Psych, Healthcare , Morriston, Florida

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