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Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Unit

Company: McLaren Health Care
Location: Lapeer
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

**Description****Position Summary:**Assesses, plans, provides, and evaluates direct patient care to patients in the Behavioral Health Unit. Assures the quality nursing care is rendered to all patients in accordance with the Michigan nurse Practice Act, McLaren Lapeer Region, and nursing department standards. Utilizing the nursing process, functions primarily in direct patient care. Participates in maintaining a safe patient care environment. Maintains patient privacy, dignity, confidentiality, and respects patient rights. Begins leadership and preceptor participation when performance demonstrates ability.**Essential Functions and Responsibilities:**1. Conducts, documents, and communicates patient assessments2. Observes patient behavior and reports potential problem situations to Charge Nurse and physicians3. Administers medications to patient as directed and documents in patient chart4. Provides teaching/counseling to patients and family members5. Assesses and documents status of patients6. Participates as member of treatment team and performs discharge planning activities7. Assesses and monitors environment to keep dangerous objects, sharps, etc. out of reach of patients8. Assesses staffing needs and assigns personnel as needed9. Initiates and updates treatment plan as needed10. Records appropriate documentation in patient chart11. Provides direct patient care (dressing changes, cast care, foley care, IV therapy, evaluation of vital signs, etc.)12. Performs intake procedures (signing forms, checking insurance, notifying physician and MCH, etc.)13. Assists patient with activities of daily living and with patient and staff orientation process14. Monitors lab values, weights and other patient data and notifies physician15. Participates as member of 1st Responder Team16. Attends meetings as scheduled17. Performs other department related duties as assigned18. Patient Advocate at all timesEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans**Qualifications****Qualifications:****Required:*** Graduate of an accredited school of nursing* Must possess valid State of Michigan Nursing License* BLS certified within 3 months of hire* CPI within 6 months of hire**Preferred:*** Previous work experience in inpatient psychiatric nursing* Minimum 1 year experience as staff nurse**Job:** Nurse**Primary Location:** Michigan-Lapeer-Lapeer Reg Med Center**Employee Status** Regular**Shift** Night Job**Job Type** Standard**Schedule** Part-time**Req ID:** 22007194

Keywords: McLaren Health Care, Flint , Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Unit, Healthcare , Lapeer, Michigan

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