Minutes away from Orlando, La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida.Â We treat individuals ranging from children and adolescents to adults. We have treatment programs for psychiatric issues, chemical dependency issues, and dual diagnosis for those suffering from both. The therapeutic environment at La Amistad is serene and homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round activities.Â The greatest asset at our mental health facilityÂ is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold La Amistadâ€™s reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. La Amistad enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. La Amistad believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.
The Nurse is in charge of the unit activities for each shift. The Nurse supervises the Milieu Coordinators, Mental Health Technicians, administers prescribed medications and provides medication and other educational groups on the shift.
Completes and documents comprehensive nursing assessment within 8 hours of patientsâ€™ admission.
Identifies patientâ€™s needs, problems, capabilities, and limitations that are supported by the recorded assessment data and reflect knowledge of the arts and sciences with particular emphasis on biophysical and psychosocial sciences. Interacts therapeutically with residents.
Acts as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team in planning care by providing input to the treatment team process. Plans continuity of patient care with other members of the healthcare team.
Utilizes psychotherapeutic interventions to assist patients in regaining or improving their previous coping abilities and to prevent further disability.
Provides patient and family teaching if needed and in-group settings (nurse education groups; 1:1 with patient and patient family)
Documents administration of medications according to established policies and procedures.
Has basic understanding of Common Psychiatric Diagnoses. Can recognize behaviors associated with Common Psychiatric Diagnoses. Evaluates and demonstrates for age-specific behaviors, motor skills and psychological norms.
Demonstrates Service Excellence w/Internal & External Customers