Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is a 118 bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents ages four through eighteen. The 55,000 square foot facility is situated on approximately 10 acres in the southeast corner of Alabama, less than 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia. In addition to the living units, the facility houses our full service cafeteria and New Day Academy; a state-supported year-round K-12th grade school with vocational opportunities. We provide numerous recreational activities including an in-ground swimming pool, game room, playground, basketball courts, and gymnasium. The multi-disciplinary staff at Laurel Oaks collaborates to ensure that services provided are clinically and medically appropriate and highly coordinated among all treatment disciplines. Laurel Oaks specializes in the treatment of youth who have multiple challenges and special needs. All children served at Laurel Oaks have a primary psychiatric disorder but most also have co-occurring conditions such as intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or physical/sexual abuse victimization. Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is currently seeking a full time House Supervisor-Registered Nurse. The House Supervisor-Registered Nurse will report directly to the Director of Nursing and will have the following duties:
Ensures adherence to established policy and procedure within the accepted scope of nursing practice.Evaluates the needs of the patient and makes nursing assignments considering staff appropriate knowledge and skill mix for facility.
Utilizes the nursing process in planning, providing, and evaluation each patients care, and documents pertinent information properly.
Utilizes information from the Nursing Assessment to identify patient problems and identifies appropriate nursing interventions for Master Treatment plan
Provides guidance to nursing staff on Nursing practice and facility policy and procedures when needed, supervises all nursing staff to ensure compliance with all regulatory standards during assigned shift.
Serves as role model for patients and staff members.
Must have credentials to direct physical management of the patient, and has current CPR certification.
Assists with physical exams.
Observes patient behavior for changes in order to intervene therapeutically, guide non-professional nursing staff, communicate changes to appropriate staff, and record changes.
Maintains confidentiality and has ultimate responsibility for security of records on the nursing unit.
Consistently demonstrates competence in day to day scheduling of duties by completing tasks on time with little assistance from others.
Always exhibits a positive attitude when dealing with others in day-to-day work situations.
Maintains and adheres to facility employee attendance guidelines.
Adapts patient care in accordance with individual patient needs bases on age and level of development.
**Safely prepares, administers, and monitors results of medications as evidenced by documentation on the Medication Administration Record, documentation on the medication observation record and by accountability of the PYXIS control records.
**Responds to Code R's and therapeutically intervenes with the patient in crisis as evidenced by completion of seclusion/restraint forms indicating the necessity of any seclusion or restraint, observation of the patient and documentation of patient's condition, criteria for discontinuation of seclusion/restraint and physician notification
Ensures safe and appropriate after-hours transportation as needed.
The Nurse House Supervisor is responsible for understanding and demonstrating the theory and skills required to reduce Seclusion and Restraint and other restrictive measures as well as physical and emotional risk factors.