Job ID: 235761998 Type: Full-Time Regular
Woodhaven Residential Treatment Center (OMJ/MC) | Dayton, OH

Knowledge and Training required at time of hire: Basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the chemically dependent populations. Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with addictive disease care. Familiarity with psycho pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a variety of clinical settings and the ability to be a supportive and empathetic team member. Basic knowledge of detoxification and psychiatric assessment and treatment procedures, including the ability to identify signs of withdrawal major classes of chemicals. Familiarity with medical and physical aspects of chemical dependency treatment. Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with physicians, clients, other staff members, visitors, family members, and community agencies.

Age-specific individuals served/responsibility: Adults

Employee Classification: Non-Exempt

This position requires work in a temperature-controlled environment; 80-90% of the time spent indoors. You may need to operate a computer, AED, breathalyzer, telephone system, fax machine. Large amounts of time may be spent standing, walking, carrying, or reading, with moderate amounts of time, spent crouching, pushing, pulling, bending, and little amounts of time spent sitting or reaching. Routine tasks may involve repetitive motions and exposure to blood or other bodily fluids/tissues. There is a moderate risk of Workplace Violence.

Specific Areas of Responsibility to Position

· Provides direct and individualized nursing care to assigned group or clients based on proven principles, under the supervision of a registered nurse.

· Responds to the needs of the clients in detoxification, addresses symptoms of withdrawal and implements proper protocols, communicates with physicians regarding the client’s status and needs, therapeutically blocks ASA’s, and facilitates therapeutic groups.

· Prepares, administers and records medications in accordance with the policies regarding the administration of medications by a licensed practical nurse.

· Consistently demonstrates the ability to give clear, informative shift reports to the on-coming staff.

· Consistently utilizes two client identifiers prior to procedures and administrating medications.

· Consistently utilizes the “Read Back” policy for verbal order, telephone orders and critical test results.

· Consistently performs withdrawal assessments in a timely and accurate manner.

· Consistently administers medication in an accurate and timely manner.

· Consistently utilizes the “Approval Abbreviation List” and refrains from utilizing abbreviations on the “Do Not Use List”

· Shares responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate treatment plans.

· Records all information concisely, accurately, and completely.

· Communications frequently with the treatment team regarding the client’s physical and mental conditions. Identifies and utilizes appropriate channels of communication.

· Responds professionally and appropriately in crisis situations.

· Recognizes and responds appropriately to priorities in assignments; performs routine assignments independently; seeks direction when indicated for unusual or non-routine duties; and advises appropriate personnel of situations requiring additional nursing expertise or technical follow-up.

· Communicates unit rules and policies clearly to clients and their family members and seeks feedback to assure a clear understanding.

· Offers positive and constructive feedback and direction to students and interns working on the unit.

· Attends in-service training and participates in other educational activities as required.

· Performs other duties as assigned or requested.