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Mental Health Nurse

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Ridgefield
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description----- --- -- -- Ensures all orders from physician/psychiatrist are carried out and any information about clients and their wellbeing is promptly and clearly communicated to physician/ psychiatrist and in treatment team meetings.----- --- -- -- Follows and implements the Nursing Care Plan.----- --- -- -- Follows orders from physician and psychiatrist.----- --- -- -- Dispenses medication as prescribed.----- --- -- -- Counts narcotics each day, logs appropriately.----- --- -- -- Performs primary first aid and determines need for physician notification.----- --- -- -- Performs weekly blood draws and vitals.----- --- -- -- Assist with meals, dishes, and bathroom observations-- ----- --- -- -- Manages and orders supplies and keeps a fully stocked and operational nursing station.----- --- -- -- Manages client-----TMs medical needs including schedule appointments, complete referral/ prior authorizations for medical treatments and tests as indicated.----- --- -- -- Supports client during admission processes. This may include checking in client belongings, acclimating client to the program and milieu.----- --- -- -- Supervises and supports clients on community outings, when necessary.----- --- -- -- Objectively and accurately documents client progress on a daily basis.----- --- -- -- Assesses clients suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.----- --- -- -- Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge, including the use of Discovery Connect.-- This is a full-time position that will work-- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10pm-6am.-- For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at-- --- -- -- Experience working in behavioral healthcare preferred----- --- -- -- Must hold an unencumbered nursing license in the state in which you are applying-- Additional InformationWe are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.-- All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at Keywords: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Location: Ridgefield, CT - 06877

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, New England , Mental Health Nurse, Healthcare , Ridgefield, Northeast

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