Psychiatric/MR Nurse
State of Ohio - Pickaway County, OH

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for dedicated security-minded Nursing professional to assume the responsibilities of Psychiatric MR/Nurse .
Under clinical supervision of the Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) and cluster institutions Psych/MR Nurse Supervisor. implements nursing care according to established nursing departmental standards for population; plans psychiatric care of patient/offenders based on need &/or problems identified in patient/offender assessment; writes measurable goals & p0lans interventions specific to patient/offender; serves on a multi-disciplinary mental health treatment team as a provider of psychiatric nursing services for mentally ill patients/ offenders; provides crisis intervention to patients/offenders; completes detailed psychiatric screening, nursing assessments & participates in the development of treatment plans; conducts medication education & participates in other therapeutic groups as assigned; implements special precautions for suicide & escape & secures orders for and insures appropriateness of restraint/seclusion of patient/offenders including special needs of population; observes & evaluates the patient/offenders physical & emotional reaction to medication & therapies; submits timely reports to the psychiatrist & appropriate treatment staff; documents appropriate data on the patient/inmate’s records; acts as a mental health liaison. Assists psychiatrists/CNS with psychiatric examinations; records & facilitates implementation of physician/psychiatrist/CNS orders; coordinates psychiatric appointments and provides professional nursing care.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires current license as registered professional nurse in state of Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing per Section 4723.03 of Revised Code.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of professional nursing procedures; psychiatric or developmentally disabled nursing*; employee training & development*; state & federal regulations, policies & procedures as related to nursing; public relations*; counseling*. Skill in operation of medical equipment. Ability to deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; demonstrate physical fitness.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:
We strongly encourage you to apply on-line. Those applicants unable to apply on-line must submit their application via mail to the following:

Department of Rehabilitation & Correction Attention: Bonnie Hall, HCMA Regional Specialist / Ross County 16643 SR 104
Chillicothe OH 45601
740-702-1224 You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications. Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting. Please copy and paste your resume’ in the text box provided on your application. **Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application. ** * Do not submit your application to the institution. POSTMARKED APPLICATIONS WILL NEED TO BE IN THE REGIONAL OFFICE ON OR PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THE POSTING.

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. NOT APPLICABLE TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES. The Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.

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