Acadia Healthcare PRN Registered Nurse in Midvale, Utah
ABOUT US: Highland Ridge Hospital is an 83-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley. Highland Ridge is owned by Acadia Healthcare, a national leader in the behavioral healthcare industry. We are the oldest specialty treatment program in the state of Utah and are fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
PURPOSE STATEMENT: Responsible for providing professional nursing care to patient in a supportive and therapeutic environment.
Provide and coordinate care by assessing physical and behavioral health needs of patient, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.
Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.
Ensure physician’s orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.
Ensure patient’s status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented. Notify physician of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.
Nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs. Initial treatment plan is completed upon admission.
Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.
Accurately administer medications per ordered note and document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
Responsible for completing admission and discharge processed efficiently and accurately as directed.
Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct attention and maintaining rational detachment.
Provide direction or coordinate the activities of the unit as directed.
Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved in patient treatment in an effective manner.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Prefer one year of nursing experience within clinical area of service provided by facility.
LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS: Current RN license as required by state. First Aid, CPR required prior to hire. De-escalation and restraint certification required after hire.
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Planning & Organizing: Intermediate
- Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
- Associates or better in Nursing/Healthcare
Licenses & Certifications
- Reg Nurse
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)