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Position : Psych RN

Registered Nurse responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing direct nursing care, treatment, and rehabilitation to clients/patients, providing direction to other personnel who assist them in providing such care, assisting physicians as directed, providing general psychiatric nursing care to clients/patients, assisting in planning and evaluating both physical and mental nursing care of assigned patients, assisting physicians as directed, taking independent action within professional preparation and legal limits, assisting in training other nursing personnel and ancillary staff as assigned, working with other disciplines as part of a treatment team to provide overall treatment program for the patient.

Tasks include administration of oral medication and hypodermic injections, blood drawing and immunizations, assessing patient’s physical and mental condition and reporting significant changes to physician and unit supervisor, recording data in nursing notes, preparing and caring for patients during treatment, providing first aid as necessary, performing custody tasks which include escorting patients in the facility and in the community, searching for drugs, contraband, and weapons, inspecting patients’ mail for hazardous material, inspecting facilities to identify security breaches that could lead to an escape, observing and intervening in patient behavior that may injure people, damage property, or signal impending escape attempts.

 

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