AltaPointe Health Systems RN Acute, PRN in Mobile, Alabama
Our children's hospital serves children ages 5 to 12 years and adolescent’s ages 13 to 19 years who are in psychiatric crisis. Children whose behaviors are life threatening, destructive or disabling or that require 24-hour monitoring and assessment meet criteria for admission. The program provides assessment and stabilization of psychiatric symptoms. The goal of treatment is to promote the highest level of functioning through an individualized treatment plan. The focus is on returning consumers to their homes or to the least restrictive level of care as quickly as possible, with comprehensive aftercare plans. The estimated stay in this BayPointe program is three to ten days.
Nurses in the hospital setting are responsible for completing the admission process for all consumers entering the facility, assigning/supervising routine task assignments of unit staff, administering medication as needed, communicating daily with the physician regarding the consumer’s physical and mental status, attend multidisciplinary meetings as held, and deescalating or resolving crisis situations on the unit.
Completion of the admission process for consumers including: Nursing Assessments, Medical Checklist/Physical Health/Nutritional screening, Medication List, Medication Administration Record, vital signs, height/weight, transcribing physician orders, AIMS, and admission notes.
Observes consumers behavior in groups and activities, documents observations in consumer records, interacts with consumers and evaluates needs to ensure that proper information is reported from shift to shift and during staffing with the Treatment Team.
Supervises nursing care overseeing routine task assignments of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and Behavioral Aides/Specialists
Administers medications, observing the Six Rights of medication administration
Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the physician
Communicates effectively with the physician regarding the consumer’s physical and mental condition
Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan
Performs venipuncture for laboratory requests, monitor results, and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, PRN medications), according to AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
Assists consumers with personal care issues (bathing, toileting and other personal hygiene items)
Demonstrates willingness to work on any unit at EastPointe or BayPointe based on facility needs and as directed by the supervisor
Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
Assists with Seclusion and Restraints per AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent/adult competencies
Adheres to professional code of ethics
Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs.
Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
Actively works to enhance clinical skills
Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy.
Documents in a clear, concise manner types of consumer problems, treatment goals and services provided
Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate
Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers
Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
Respects consumers’ privacy and confidentiality
Is pleasant and cooperative with others
Assists consumers and visitors as needed
Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
Is sensitive to the consumers’ needs, expectations and individual differences
Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
Administrative and other related duties as assigned
Actively participates in Performance and Improvement activities
Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
Follows AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
Maintains current state license and requirements for renewals
Attends required in-services and workshops
There is frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes. However, there are times when this can be extended to pacing with the consumer (time could be undetermined), and at times sitting and standing can be extended with the employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance and behavior of the consumer at that time.
There is occasional forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side.
There is an occasional need to be able to assume a full squat/lunge from a standing position.
There is an occasional need to maintain back extension while being on stomach with one’s own body weight on hips and legs. This position is maintained for several minutes.
Occasionally, be able to put one’s own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of one’s body.
Occasionally, be able to kneel and reach to same side toward the floor.
Lift up to 10 pounds from the floor to various levels, including from the floor to overhead occasionally during shift.
Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds to assist in Activities of Daily Living, as required. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist.
Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility, and to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a restraint procedure or with other hold techniques.
Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during shift.
There are times that require the employee to be able to ambulate as quickly as possible to assist coworkers with a consumer in a restraint procedure. (Example: jog/run up to 0.1 mi).
At times therapy may be inside or outside the facility; therefore, some activities will dictate physical requirements for playing or games.
Current Alabama Registered Nurse License.
Shift/Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM, 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM
External Company Name: AltaPointe Health Systems
External Company URL: http://altapointe.org/