Assessment Nurse (RN)
Location:
Chattanooga , Tennessee
Posted:
February 22, 2018
Reference:
00584-13196
Parkridge Valley Hospital - Chattanooga, TN

Registered Nurse (RN) - Assessment - Respond-PRN

Parkridge Valley offers the most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services in the region. With programs available for children, adolescents and adults, services are provided with a variety of treatment options to best accommodate the individual patient- from inpatient care, to partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient care.

Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent Campus is a 108 bed facility with 84 beds being acute and sub-acute and 24 beds dedicated to our Residential Treatment Center which is a center for children in state custody.

Parkridge Valley is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) - Assessment - Respond for our Child and Adolescent Campus


Responsibilities:
  • Performs initial and on-going physical and psychosocial assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice.
  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.
  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed.
  • Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Instructs and educates patients and families.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:
  • TN RN license required.
  • Qualified by education and experience in the care of psychiatric patients.
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical and or management experience in a hospital setting.
  • Graduate of an accredited RN program required.
  • Must complete BLS and CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Certification within 6 months of hire

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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