Nurse

Position Summary:

The Nurse at Our Hope Association will provide quality care to all clients while maintaining respect, dignity, and confidentiality. The Nurse will assume responsibility and accountability for a group of clients’ trying to seek healing from the disease of addiction.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Perform necessary clinical functions to facilitate the delivery of quality care within the facility.

2. Attends required meetings and all facilities trainings.

3. Work in a manner that preserves the client’s confidentiality.

4. Respect the client throughout every aspect of care.

5. Triage client’s needs in a timely manner.

6. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation.

7. Conducts an alcohol or other drug-focused nursing assessment upon admission

8. Monitoring, recording, and reporting any changes in the client’s condition.

9. Report pertinent information to the oncoming nursing staff.

10. Administer and monitor prescription medications

11. Administer and Read TB skin test.

12. Monitor client’s medication usage and results.

13. Educate clients

14. Maintain all equipment and notify proper staff if maintenance is needed.

15. Punctual for oncoming shift.

16. Communicates as appropriate to other healthcare team members (i.e. physician, nurse, therapist)

17. Perform appropriate treatments as ordered by the physician in an accurate and timely manner

18. Observing and interpreting client’s symptoms and communicating them to physicians.

19. Perform routine procedures and document appropriately (i.e. vital signs, administering injections)

20. Maintain the use of standard precautions where applicable

21. Consistently demonstrates effective communication skills, and continues to work on any communication barriers

22. Follow the standards and guidelines set by CARF and the State Licensing

23. Promote Our Hope Association and uphold its values, principles, and policies

24. Monitor the effectiveness of treatments

25. Distributing oral medications

26. Collecting blood specimens as needed

27. Mandated reporter per the State of Michigan

Non-Essential Responsibilities:

1. Performs all other work as assigned

Supervision Received:

General Direction: Plans and arranges own work. Uses a wide range of procedures to accomplish assigned objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Education & Experience:

1. Active and unrestricted RN/ LPN license

2. Current CPR and First Aid Certification

3. One year of nursing experienced preferred

 

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Organizational and Time Management Skills

2. Ability to critically think and work independently

3. Good communication skills, decision-making ability, and self-motivation

Core Competencies:

1. Coordination: Ability to synchronize and integrate activities and responsibilities to ensure that the resources of an organization are used most efficiently in pursuit of the specified objectives.

2. Organized: Ability to be structured and methodical in working skills, balancing multiple projects, and prioritizing.

3. Safety Awareness: Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards outlined by safety management.

4. Conflict Resolution: Ability to effectively deal with others in an antagonistic situation and find a peaceful solution.

5. Customer Orientation: A desire to serve clients by focusing efforts on listening and responding effectively to customer questions, resolving customer problems to their satisfaction, and evaluating customer satisfaction.