Signature Health Inc. Lab Nurse
Signature Health Inc. - Ashtabula, OH

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NURSE
POSITION DESCRIPTION
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
MUST HAVE PHLEBOTOMY EXPERIENCE, PHLEBOTOMY CERTIFICATE PREFERRED, RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL BLOOD DRAWS, SUBMISSIONS, TEAM COMMUNICATION, ORGANIZATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LAB OFFICE AND PROCEDURES.

A.MAJOR FUNCTION:
Under the supervision of the Lead Nurse, and the Medical Director participate in treatment plan development and provide assessment and treatment services to clients and their families.

B. MAJOR SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct nursing assessments and assist in the admission process for new clients.
Take vital signs for each patient visiting the doctor.
Coordinate Medication/Somatic Services for clients including treatment planning.
Manage medications and prescriptions as ordered by physicians.
Maintain client charting in accordance with Medicaid, JCAHO, ODADAS, ODMH and professional standards.
Prepare treatment plans
Participate in all assigned staff meetings and staff development programs.
Maintain clear communication with co-workers, referents or designated liaison person.
Maintain proper clients rights and confidentially.
Participate in all Quality Assurance and Utilization Review activities.
Participate in miscellaneous duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Assist in community outreach.
Maintain minimum productivity rates as established from time to time.

C. RESPONSIBILITY AND DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY:
Responsible for making decisions concerning client treatment, medication dispensing and treatment planning. All activities are to be conducted with the consultation and assistance of the Lead Nurse and Medical Director. At all times treatment activities should be performed as a team function.

D. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
LPN, RN, MSN, or Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Posses a working knowledge of mental illness and the disease concept of chemical dependency, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency treatment, Alcoholic's Anonymous philosophy, and group dynamics.

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