Neurobehavioral RN - Nexus Specialty Hospital

Job Information

Description
  • Provides patient care within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act of the BNE and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress, care requirements and treatment goals.
  • Performs complete head to toe assessment of each assigned patient within one hour from beginning of shift.
  • Demonstrates ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when assessing patients/residents.
  • Complies with established medication policies and procedures including the 10 rights and legible documentation.
  • Performs patient rounds at least every 2 hours.
  • Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment. Reports non-functioning equipment to Central Supply.
  • Completes all required documentation legibly and prior to the end of shift.
  • Receives telephone orders from Licensed Independent Practitioner and fulfills orders per established policies and procedures within the shift received. Ensures read back occurs for accuracy.
  • Reassess patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and changes in condition that require intervention and/or reporting to the Licensed Independent Practitioner.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing basic drug calculations.
  • Investigates all unfamiliar procedures, techniques and medications (purpose, methods and side effects) before carrying them out.
  • Participates in patient team rounds as required and completes team conference report prior to conference.
  • Accepts patient assignments, within their scope, as directed by the Nurse Manager/House Supervisor. Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments 

Job Requirements

Experience

Minimum of at least two (2) years’ experience in the acute/post-acute hospital setting preferred.
Minimum of at least one (1) year experience in adult psychiatric setting.

Education Required

Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
Certified in BLS/ACLS
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified or equivalent.
Psychiatric Mental Health Certified Nurse Specialist-Board Certified (PMHCNS-BC) preferred.