Registered Nurse - River Bend Hospital - West Lafayette (Full time) #0

  • Meridian Health
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Nov 04, 2017
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Want to make a difference in someone's life? Join the Meridian Health Services team serving the community for over 35 years. We are a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being. Meridian Health Services at River Bend is currently seeking aRegistered Nurse for our Inpatient Program located in West Lafayette, Indiana.This position will work7pto 7a threeshifts per week, every other weekend.This is a great opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others. Key Responsibilities: Demonstrates medication administration skills: (minimal errors, timely med pass): Demonstrates pharmacodynamics knowledge: (adverse effects, drug interactions, therapeutic response, etc.). Demonstrates knowledge of pathophysiology with particular emphasis on population served. Demonstrates skill with physical assessment. Demonstrates timely follow through with client appointments, labs, and medical concerns. Acts as patient advocate to monitor individualization of treatment, coordinate treatment plans, and work with treatment in effective and proactive manner. Demonstrates effective and respectful verbal communication skills with clients, co-workers, and visitors. Informs physicians of changes in client's condition e.g.; behavioral/physical, abnormal labs/vital signs, significant contact with others. Charts all observations. Accurately documents and transcribes physician's orders; accounts fall all controlled substances and unit stock items. Obtains staff input regarding safety/security risks in making unit management decisions. Implements necessary restrictions ordered or as nursing measures when warranted by physical and/or psychiatric conditions. Demonstrates safety/security on unit (verbal/physical interventions (CPI), emergency codes, universal precautions, CPR, event reports, assessment of client risk factors). Demonstrates skill with documentation (PRN's, timely notation of orders, charting, etc.). Demonstrates skill with admission/discharge process: (completes paperwork in a timely manner including assessment for pain, falls, and suicide risk). Demonstrates effective and timely written communication skills (COS report/kardex, discharge charting, etc.). Demonstrates effective planning and organization skills. Uses the nursing process to manage and allocate personnel and unit resources, to assure completion of unit tasks, and to meet the needs of clients and milieu. Motivates nursing staff to grow professionally by acting as a role model in direct appropriate communication, professional accountability, and continuing education. Notifies nurse on call and/or supervisor of admissions, elopements, staffing problems, significant changes in clients' condition, or any other emergent problems. Uses the nursing process to formulate individual treatment plans in consultation with unit staff, physicians, treatment team, and other disciplines; treatment plans are formulated toward psychosocial, medical, cultural, age-specific, and pain management needs. Good time management skills, including the ability to structure time, prioritize activities, and be self-motivated. Teaches, trains, and supervises clients and staff (empowering and teaching new responsibilities within acceptable limits). Demonstrates good judgment and decision-making skills. Meets with supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision. Works well with other departments and outside agencies. Attends or completes all mandatory nursing requirements. Continues professional growth and development through participate in clinicals, in-services, workshops, and individual study. Participate in Hospital's quality improvement program. Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures. Maintains professional boundaries. Demonstrates dependability with attendance, punctuality, availability, completion of duties in a timely manner. Carries out duties consistent with program description and task list. Demonstrates competence in use of electronic health record. Performs other duties as assigned. We are seeking candidates with the following qualities: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau as required by the pre-hire competency form. Previous inpatient psychiatric nursing experience desirable. Meets pre-hire competency and reference requirements. Holds a valid Indiana Driver's License, has a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, and insurance. Meridian Health Services provides the following benefits: Health, dental, vision plans 401k with company contribution Voluntary benefits, including critical illness, short term disability, etc. Generous PTO plan Wellness plan Professional development funds Paid Holidays Life balance oriented organization Compensation based on experience starting at $23.50 per hour. Drug screen, extensive background check, and fingerprintingare required. Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify. #RM Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Registered Nurse (RN)