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PRN Registered Nurse (RN) - (STR/DTX) Amarillo, TX

Company: Cenikor Foundation
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Cenikor Foundation is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a PRN Registered Nurse for our short term facility in Amarillo, TX. ]SCHEDULE: As neededJOB SUMMARY:The RN is responsible for working closely with nursing, program and clinical staff to provide health services and professional nursing care for all clients and assist with admissions process.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide health services and professional nursing care for clients, including routine treatment per procedure or as prescribed. Coordinate client care with nurse manager and/or physician supervision.
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques and monitor for compliance.
  • Act as charge nurse in absence of RN Manager, including handling client and facility issues and communicating with appropriate management/physician as necessary.
  • Assist with screening new clients for appropriateness for admission including TB screening.
  • Assist with obtaining medical history information from clients and family members at time of admission.
  • Attend all required in-services and training per DSHS guidelines.
  • Conduct audit and reconcile home medications at every admission.
  • Maintain processes with insurance department to ensure quality length of stay and maximize revenue.
  • Receive, update and pass on shift report per standards and timeframes as required
  • Create medication administration records (MARs) for patient medication protocols and initiate protocols by administering the first dose of medication for all protocols
  • Oversee routine laboratory work, such as urinalysis and maintain accurate records of specimens.
  • Observe clients, record significant conditions and reactions, and notifies physician, nursing supervisor, and facility director of issues as appropriate.
  • Monitor vital signs upon admission, during treatment and upon discharge.
  • Maintain patient records by obtaining, recording, and updating personal and financial information utilizing appropriate computer software for reporting and appropriate billing and authorization purposes.
  • Develop medical components of treatment plan and completes nursing assessments. Track infections, STD's and positive VDRL, HIV, verifying or referring for treatment.
  • Administer specified medication, and notes time and amount on patients' charts. Attend staff meetings on clients' progress.
  • Administer CPR in emergency situations.
  • Adhere strictly to HIPAA regulations in regards to client confidentiality. Maintain strict confidentiality on all Foundation matters and refer questionable issues to your supervisor.
  • Work with insurance billing department to actively manager 3rd party payor clients to ensure quality care and fiscal responsibility.
  • Work in conjunction with all facility staff to facilitate a safe environment for client recovery.
  • Serve as back up for LVN's and as back-up for admissions after scheduled hours as needed.
  • Uphold the core principles of Cenikor's culture and help create a positive working environment for all team members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the non-exempt functions as defined in this job description.QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
    • Experienced in providing medical care to a diverse population.
    • Excellent assessment and communication skills.
    • Possesses good time management skills needed to meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Patience, perseverance, and resilience in a challenging environment.
    • Excellent documentation skills.
    • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor's Culture:
      • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
      • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients
      • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
      • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries
      • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for successEducation:
        • Associate's Degree required
        • Graduate of an accredited practical nursing program requiredExperience:
          • Minimum of one (1) year nursing experience required
          • Experience providing care for individuals with alcohol and substance abuse, mental health and chemical dependency treatment preferred
          • Experience with CMBHS or other electronic health record system preferredLicensure Required:
            • Current RN licensure
            • Current certification in CPR and First AidIMPORTANT NOTES:
              • Drug Free Workplace
              • Equal Opportunity EmployervMREDiXJCS

Keywords: Cenikor Foundation, Amarillo , PRN Registered Nurse (RN) - (STR/DTX) Amarillo, TX, Healthcare , Amarillo, Texas

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