Provides nursing care to assigned youth by overseeing youth health and wellness, implementing daily nursing care routines including administration of medications, infection control management, management of emergency care for youth, assessing mental and physical status of youth, and keeping the appropriate physician and administrative staff apprised of all untoward events. Works collaboratively with all members of the treatment team and adheres to the implementation of the Psychoeducational Model (PEM) of treatment.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Implements daily nursing care routines for youth assigned including the administration of medication, maintaining inventories of medication and nursing care items as needed, providing education about medications and other health concerns to youth and their families.
Oversees the general health of youth assigned by being cognizant of infection control concerns, scheduling medical appointments for youth as necessary and accompanying them to these appointments when assigned, and assists with physician rounds in collaboration with other treatment team members.
Provides appropriate medical and/or mental health emergency care to youth maintaining the health and safety of all youth assigned and keeping the appropriate physician and administrative staff apprised of all untoward events.
Participates in the admission process completing an initial mental status and physical assessment, informing the supervising practitioner at the time of admission of any immediate medical concerns, and orienting youth and family/legal guardian to the program as appropriate.
Follows approved program and hospital guidelines for documentation of medical orders, physical and mental assessment, medication administration, youth education, and other youth health concerns.
Demonstrates continued competencies in performing special treatment procedures under the guidance of the psychiatrist. Complies with applicable policies and procedures for a youth physical intervention (personal restraint) in the event of emergency safety situations.
Displays professionalism through willingness to act as a team member, consistently implementing and supporting the Psychoeducational Model of treatment including the ability to receive, implement and solicit feedback from others in a timely manner. Demonstrates effective communication with coworkers, supervisors, and consumers while taking responsibility for personal and professional development through attendance at mandatory staff meetings and training sessions. Models appropriate life skills behaviors including hygiene, grooming, dress, manners, and language.
Assists the Shift Managers in providing supervisory/administrative oversight.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to resolve conflict in crisis situations.
Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams.
Ability to communicate concisely both orally and in writing, and work well with diverse professional staff, coworkers, and consumers.
Ability to articulate an understanding of the mental health needs and potential medical interventions for youth of various ages.
Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.
Ability to demonstrate tolerance to work under adverse conditions such as constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and dealing with potential verbal and physical threats from youth.
Ability to help maintain a safe and positive environment for youth and co-workers.
Ability to utilize a variety of computer programs to manage work; familiarity with Windows and Office programs.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, teaching ability, and willingness to be flexible in scheduling.
Graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required.
PEM training within six months of transfer or hire required.
Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check as position may require transporting youth in a company vehicle required.
CPR (BLS) certification required.
Minimum 20 years of age required.
Previous Behavioral Health nursing experience preferred.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.