*$2,000 Hiring Bonus (paid $500 at 90 days; $500 at 9 months; $1,000 at one year. *Bonus based on full-time hours worked)
NOVA Treatment Community is currently hiring full and part-time Registered Nurses to work in our adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). NOVA TC is a residential substance use and mental health facility that has separate programs for adults and adolescents.
The Registered Nurse will provide medical support services in conjunction with NOVA TC’s Nursing Director, Medical Practitioner/consulting Psychiatrist. These include the supervision and monitoring of medications, preparation of nursing histories on residents, scheduling and assisting the completion of admission physical examinations, routine follow up medical care, and providing medical recommendations for the treatment plan.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska.
- Two years experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health preferred.
- Knowledge of the physiological and psychological effects of substance abuse.
- Knowledge of licensing requirements relevant to health standards.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of state standards on medication administration.
- Ability to complete and maintain accurate records.
- Acquire and maintain certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- Complete nursing histories and nursing assessment of new program members in assigned areas.
- Coordinate physical examinations with the Nursing Director and coordinate follow-up medical care.
- Monitor, maintain and supervise medication inventory in assigned areas.
- Provide medications directly to program members or delegate function to appropriately trained staff.
- Monitor general health status of program members in assigned areas.
- Document pertinent medical information in program member’s file and program logs.
- Assess medical emergencies and take appropriate measures, including providing first aide and contacting emergency services when necessary.
- Communicate health concerns and observations to the Nursing Director and staff members.
- Participate in case reviews and utilization reviews by providing relevant medical/nursing information.
- Provide direct nursing care as needed.
- Initiate and/or complete nursing assessments when needed.
- Facilitate health/medication teaching opportunities with staff, program members and program member’s families.
- Coordinate follow-up care with outside resources as needed.