Website State Of Texas
The Nurse I (Staff Nurse) performs entry-level to routine (journey-level) nursing work at a competent level in the state hospital under the supervision of the Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager (Nurse II/III). Conducts comprehensive assessments of patients nursing care needs using specialized skills in an inpatient psychiatric setting.
- Observes and analyzes patient behavior and status, and documents in the medical record or reports, as needed, to other team members, including the attending psychiatrist.
- Develops or contributes to the development of the individualized recovery plan in collaboration with other recovery team members, based on data obtained from the assessment.
- Establishes and monitors the therapeutic milieu assuring a safe and therapeutic environment for the patients.
- Provides comprehensive individual or group health teaching and coping strategies to patients and/or families in order to meet patient/family needs.
- Utilizes one-to-one counseling skills in therapeutic interactions with patients to assist them in identifying anxiety and developing coping strategies.
- Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
- Performs comprehensive assessment of patients’ nursing care needs including physical, behavioral, psychiatric, and social needs.
- Initiates and implements population-specific nursing interventions based on appropriate standards of care for the assigned patient population.
- Administers medications and treatments as ordered by the physician and maintains medication administration (MAR) and controlled drug records according to facility policy.
- Knowledge of accepted medical treatment programs
- Knowledge community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures
- Skills in the care and treatment of patients
- Skills in the use of a computer and applicable software
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in nursing or from an accredited nursing program
- Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures
- Knowledge of medical diagnoses and procedures
- Ability to provide patient care
- Ability to prepare and maintain records
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Must be licensed as a registered nurse by the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact
Company: State Of Texas
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Wichita Falls, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A