Registered Nurse
Carolina Center for Behavioral Health - Greer, SC

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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is located in Greer and convenient to Greenville and areas throughout Upstate, SC. Our facility specializes in psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment for adolescents, adults and senior adults. To meet the diverse needs of the community, an array of inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs focused on mental health and substance abuse treatments are offered.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Attends Mandatory Training
2. Assists patients who are prone to fall when walking or sitting.
3. Participate in restraint and seclusion of patients when required.
4. Push patients in wheelchairs when required.
5. Administers patient medications prescribed by physician.
6. Assists dietary staff in identifying patients on special diets and assuring patients’ compliance with dietary orders.
7. Completes nursing assessment.
8. Updates treatment care plans.
9. Participates in treatment planning: (a) helps identify patients’ problems, needs and strengths; (b) suggesting modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients’ behavior; (c) providing input into discharge planning
10. Participate in implementing patients’ treatment plans by; (a) monitoring patients’ progress; (b) communicating information regarding patients’ behavior to other members of treatment team; (c) maintains communication with patient, family members and referral sources in patient’s interest; (d) facilitates or co-facilitates didactic groups, community meetings, or drug or alcohol education groups; (e) encouraging and facilitating patients’ participation in therapeutic activities; (f) supervising patients to ensure their safety and their involvement in treatment; (g) providing input during shift report.
11. Accompany patients as assigned.
12. Help maintain the therapeutic milieu on the unit, including, but not limited to, facilitation of community meetings.
13. Maintain patient, program, department and related documentation.
14. Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients.
15. Maintains desirable pattern of attendance, punctuality, and productivity.
16. Supports facility service excellence standards.
17. Complies with facility safety, infection control and security program.
18. Collect and analyze patient data
19. Develop a comprehensive outline of care to be delivered to attain expected outcomes
20. Develop and attain nursing department goals and objectives
21. Effectively manage psychiatric crisis emergency situations
22. Assess for pain in adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and either administer the appropriate treatment for the level of pain, or communicate assessment to appropriate staff, as well as educate the patient about the pain and treatment.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY:

Must possess current RN license in the state of practice. Must demonstrate sound leadership skill and utilize these skills in organizing the activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks of the patient population for a given shift. Must have a record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be an exemplary role model to others. Displays basic knowledge of treatment procedures; displays knowledge of interventions common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice; basic knowledge of abnormal psychology and application of this knowledge through the provision of nursing care; basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disease care; thorough familiarity of psycho-pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications as a part of the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disease care; basic teaching and training skills; skill in facilitating or co-facilitation psycho-educational groups, eligible for CPR certification; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers; flexibility regarding schedule and work assignment; willingness to maintain all medical/treatment as highly confidential.

In the absence of any of these qualifications upon hire, with the exclusion of licensure, employee must demonstrate the ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within a reasonable time frame via the organization’s orientation and training program.

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