Registered Nurse (F/T) (Nights) New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc. - Fort Pierce, FL
Company: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: January 6, 2022
The Registered Nurse is responsible for the administration of
direct and indirect individual care for the Program using the
nursing process and nursing judgments based on scientific
principles. The R.N. is guided by the Nurse Practitioner Act and
established policies and procedures for the unit.
Valid and current Florida Registered Nurse License.
Maintains current CPR certification.
Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of
Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Non-Violent Crisis
Intervention Techniques without limitations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1.0 Observes and assesses client's course of treatment while in
1.1 Nursing assessments are performed in accordance with the
agency's protocol for conducting nursing assessments and its
procedures relative to frequency and timeliness for the accordance
of this activity.
1.2 Assessment data is organized, accurate, and complete.
1.3 Documents clients progress according to identified needs and
goals of the treatment plan.
1.4 Administers nursing care/treatment according to Agency protocol
and procedures in accordance with accepted nursing care
1.5 Attend and participates in daily treatment team meetings as
1.6 Recognizes and reports any signs of aggressive behavior
utilizing techniques of non-violent crisis intervention.
1.7 All clients on special precautions are monitored according to
unit protocol and procedure.
1.8 For ASU and CCSU only, utilizes individual seclusion and/or
restraints in accordance with unit protocol and procedure, as a
1.9 Receives and interprets change of shift report.
1.10 Reviews each client, evaluating plan of care for those clients
2.0 Administers physician ordered medications to clients and
ensures and accepts responsibility for security of medication at
2.1 Demonstrates the ability to administer medication and/or
oversee self-administration in accordance with unit policy and
2.2 Documents medication education.
2.3 Accurately counts, administers and charts all medications given
according to established procedure.
2.4 Verifies original medication order by client name, medication,
dosage, time and route of administration.
2.5 Administers all PRN medications according to appropriate
indications and verifies with original order.
2.6 Administers all scheduled medications within 60 minutes of time
2.7 Monitors and documents responses/reactions to medication in
accordance with unit protocol and procedure.
2.8 Documents all medication variances and reports same to Program
2.9 Medication count is conducted at the beginning and end of each
shift, as assigned.
2.10 Medication area is secure and organized, neat, and orderly at
2.11 Ensures charts are assembled properly.
3.0 Prepares written documentation for all services rendered.
3.1 Written documentation for services rendered is performed in
accordance with the Agency's standards for service documentation in
the client's medical record.
3.2 Accurately documents observations, procedures and care provided
during the client's course of treatment.
3.3 All charting is signed with first initial, last name and title
100% of the time.
3.4 Documentation is neat, legible and in accordance with accepted
3.5 Documents individual progress according to identified needs and
goals of the treatment plan.
4.0 Provides general direction and oversight to RSTs on assigned
4.1 Ensures that all RSTs have a clear definition of their work
4.2 Consistently assigns tasks to RSTs in accordance with their
personal abilities and limitations.
4.3 Consistently demonstrates the ability to train and develop RSTs
in their responsibilities.
4.4 Ensures that all RSTs routinely utilize policy and procedure
manuals and other available reference materials as necessary to
consistently ensure quality of service provided.
4.5 Consistently motivates RSTs in a positive manner; develops
teamwork in accepting and practicing the policies and procedures of
4.6 Provides direction as necessary; always leads by professional
4.7 Ensures individual admissions are performed according to unit
protocol and procedure.
4.8 Ensures all staff remain awake and alert.
5.0 Demonstrates a high degree of dependability.
5.1 Maintains a good attendance record.
5.2 Observes working hours.
5.3 Notifies supervisor of any absence 4 hours prior to beginning
5.4 Reports promptly for shift report.
5.5 Call-ins and unscheduled absences are in accordance with agency
5.6 Supervisor is always notified and approval granted prior to
leaving assigned work area.
5.7 Shows flexibility and is responsive to requests from
5.8 Works independently with minimal supervision.
5.9 Exhibits characteristics of good workmanship and integrity on
5.10 Work time is highly productive.
6.0 Establishes and maintains effective and positive working
relationships with clients, co-workers and others.
6.1 Readily develops and establishes therapeutic relationships with
6.2 Effectively interacts with client's family and significant
6.3 Is courteous to clients, staff and all others with whom contact
6.4 Demonstrates tact at the appropriate time.
6.5 Cooperates with others both within and outside the Agency.
6.6 Works well with supervisor; accepts direction and
6.7 Maintains a positive attitude toward work.
7.0 Ensures and maintains a safe working environment.
7.1 Work area is clean and orderly.
7.2 Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Agency safety practices
and personal role in fire and disaster plan.
7.3 Disposes of medication, Biohazardous materials and sharps
appropriately and in a timely manner.
7.4 Demonstrates awareness of malfunctioning equipment and supply
7.5 Reports potential hazards and issues work orders for
7.6 Demonstrates appropriate use of Unusual Incident Reports in
accordance with the Agency's Unusual Incident Reporting
8.0 Establishes and creates a therapeutic milieu on assigned
8.1 Utilizes appropriate voice tone, volume and word choice when
dealing with escalating individuals.
8.2 Demonstrates good problem solving techniques.
8.3 Ensures groups are held as scheduled and directs that
additional groups be held as clinically indicated.
8.4 Provides feedback to RSTs and CAs regarding therapeutic
interventions offering suggestions as needed.
8.5 Demonstrates ability to assess when early interventions are
needed and either provides the intervention or directs other
8.6 Acts as a role model in the use of de-escalation techniques and
the teaching of adaptive coping skills with individuals.
9.0 Presents a positive personal image.
9.1 Dresses according to departmental dress code.
9.2 Identification badge is worn at all times.
9.3 Maintains a professional demeanor.
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