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Clinical Nurse

Company: Infinite Recovery
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: Clinical NurseDepartment: MedicalFLSA Status: Non-ExemptSummaryThe Clinical Nurse ensures that the daily operations of the nursing department are maintained to promote quality of care to clients through assessment, medication management and direct client care.Essential Functions

  • Completes medical screening and/or assessment of new clients immediately upon admission, according to level of care protocols
  • Delivers quality client care through assessment, monitoring and communicating observations and findings with physicians and other members of the medical and as needed clinical treatment team.
  • Coordinates admissions with Admissions Department and obtains admission orders from physicians for appropriate level of care and medical needs.
  • Monitor medication process for individuals in detox and residential services, including supervision of medication distribution and supervision of self-administration of medication.
  • Prepares Medication Administration Record (MAR)
  • Promotes restoration of health, client and family education and serves as a client advocate.
  • Maintains and adheres to established infection control/employee health program.
  • Maintains compliance with all program policies and procedures, as well as all state and accreditation standards.
  • Coordinates with Medical Director, Nursing Manager, and Executive Director to keep all informed of current departmental activities, plans, and developments through both oral and written reports.
  • Provides assessments, history and physical reports.
  • Develops detox treatment plan.
  • Coordinates emergency medical care for medical and psychiatric emergencies.
  • Ensures that documentation on all client care meets company and regulatory standards.
  • Provides CD and/or medical education groups regarding medication and health care issues, i.e., nicotine cessation, STD, HIV, TB and Hep.
  • Attends daily and weekly staff meetings and required trainings.
  • Serves on various organizational teams/committees and consults with departments as needed.
  • Coordinates lab work with venipuncture and medical appointments and referrals.
  • Cross-trains and supports other departments as needed or requested by supervisor.
  • Experienced with medical detoxification protocols and associated medical needs.
  • Desire to work with clients suffering from Substance Use Disorders and related medical conditions.
  • Work experience in a 12-step program is preferred.The job duties listed in this job description may not be inclusive of all requirements of this position. Other duties may be assigned by your supervisor.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job has no supervisory responsibilities.COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSAssociate or Bachelor's degree in Nursing requiredUnencumbered RN or LVN License requiredLanguage SkillsAbility to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management.Mathematical SkillsAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Computer SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google Suite, and have the ability to chart on an electronic medical records system.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Infinite Recovery, Cedar Park , Clinical Nurse, Healthcare , Cedar Park, Texas

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