Nurse – full time overnight

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We are looking for a full time nurse to work 3 nights per week, 7pm-7:30am. This position is eligible for $1.75 shift differential!

The Staff Nurse is responsible for organizing and delivering individualized, professional nursing care to all patients as assigned. Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, he or she provides nursing care following the multidisciplinary treatment plan, the policies and procedures of Malvern Institute, and the Nurse Practice Act. In addition, the Nurse maintains standards of nursing care as established, participates in patient teaching, and coordinates discharge planning.

The ideal candidate for this position is a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, holds a current and unencumbered license as an RN/LPN in this state, and has some clinical experience in the treatment of addiction (preferred). In addition, current CPR certification and knowledge of the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Program and Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities standards is required.

Identifies and provides written assessments of patients on admission and throughout treatment
Documents current needs/problems and past medical, psychiatric, drug, and alcohol history and ensures assessment addresses bio-psychosocial needs
Completes multidisciplinary assessments when needed
Identifies and evaluates patients’ learning needs, ability, and readiness to learn and documents properly, ensuring that each is addressed during treatment
Formulates and uses a written nursing care plan based on diagnosis, special patient outcomes, and appropriate nursing measures
Integrates plan with multidisciplinary team and patient, including medical problems, medication, diet, and self care needs
Demonstrates appropriate application of nursing skills during detoxification by assessing the patient’s needs for medication based on withdrawal symptoms as ordered by the physician
Administers and accounts for medications and controlled drugs in the appropriate place and orders new medications and replaces stock medications as needed
Provides for patient safety through preventative measures
Implements fire safety, infection control, and isolation procedures when appropriate, including disposal of hazardous waste
Responds to and directs emergency situations when necessary
Implements internal and external disaster plans when necessary
Oversees and helps provide instruction for patients, including explanation of procedures, treatments, and medications, provides educational literature to patients, and meets with them individually
Responds to and implements special precautions/interventions for suicidal, homicidal, or aggressive patients until patient can be transferred
Interacts with co-workers in a helpful manner that contributes to high morale
Assesses, evaluates, and revises the written plan of care, ensuring identification of problems as well as patient response to interventions
Delegates duties to staff members appropriately after assessing patient needs and varying skill level of staff members
Obtains and transcribes physician orders in an accurate and timely fashion and carries them out in a timely manner
Demonstrates flexibility regarding unexpected changes in work volume, emergencies, staffing, and scheduling changes
Participates in continuing education to reach professional growth objectives by attending in-services and other training opportunities
Acts as a resource regarding patient care and specialty areas (setting up consults, calling for study results, etc.)
Participates in task forces and committees as assigned
Helps problem solve with other team members
During off hours, performs duties of other departments to ensure smooth functioning of facility and adequate patient care
Follows all infection control practices
May give direction and provide feedback on the performance of Clinical Aides
Performs other duties as assigned
Graduate of an accredited BSN, RN, or LPN program
Current and unencumbered license as an RN or LPN in this state
Clinical experience in the treatment of addiction is preferred
Knowledge of the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Program and Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities standards
Strong organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task and manage time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Able to work in a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental manner with staff and patients in order to gain confidence and cooperation
Demonstrated proficiency at educating, communicating, and empathizing with patients, answering questions and concerns in a manner that is respectful
Communication and interpersonal skills to develop relationships with patients, staff, and providers
Able to problem solve and work effectively with others
Able to function calmly in crisis situations
Current CPR certification
Able to work a variable and flexible schedule
Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance options. Staff are eligible for one on site meal per shift (free of charge!)
401k with company match!

Only candidates can apply for this job.