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Registered Nurse - Med Surg

Company: Cloudbreak
Location: Delray Beach
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Registered NurseSummary

Description

UpHealth Inc. - Powering healthcare's digital transformation

UpHealth combines established services with a new, digital-first approach that doesn't just adapt to today's challenges but leapfrogs past them. We can integrate with any existing or emerging system and we already power many of the world's largest and most trusted health institutions. We serve a U.S. & International network of 30,000 providers, 160+ Behavioral Health providers, and 2,100+ healthcare venues including hospitals, clinics, education facilities and large employers.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Registered Nurse is a registered professional nurse who prescribes, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices. The Registered Nurse is responsible for all nursing related services for each patient. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the direction of the nurses under their supervision. The Registered Nurse is responsible to provide medical & history screens, providing routine nursing care and overseeing the medical and psychiatric management of the patients in coordination with the attending physician. RN is also a member of the treatment team and provides input into the development of the treatment plan.

Essential Job Functions:

* Completes all admission documentation within 24 hours of the patient's admission to the program.
* Works as a liaison between the pharmacy and patient.
* Works as a liaison between the lab and the patient.
* Follows up on all pharmacy orders and calling in orders to outside pharmacies.
* Assist with Prior Authorization procedures.
* Assists with eRX prescribing when needed.
* Works closely with Lead Nurse and Nurse Manager with orders of maintenance medications.
* Assist with discharge preparation.
* Assists with training of new LPN/RNs.
* Ensures that all UDS orders are entered correctly.
* Assist with keeping accurate infection log of all patients.
* Complies with DCF/AHCA/Joint Commission practice standards.
* Communicates effectively between other departments and peers.
* Transcribes Physician's Orders and Implements all Medical Protocols as ordered.
* Administers medications and monitors for effectiveness and/or undesired effects.
* Monitors for post-acute withdrawal symptoms and ongoing mental illness symptoms.
* Confers with and assists the Medical Director and APRNs.
* Makes appropriate referrals using referral forms.
* Attends and participate in all "in-service" functions.
* Takes initiative to complete all needed tasks within the department.
* Assists with emergency situations and make immediate referrals.
* Provides documentation which reflects services for each patient in accordance with licensure standards.
* Maintains the Confidential nature of all patients and facility activities.
* Maintains required Training & Continuing Education.
* Maintains Standards of Ethical Conduct.
* Complies with all Transformations Policies and Procedures.
* Meets with patients requesting to see the doctor to determine the urgency of their medical needs and expedite treatment as required.
* Effectively communicates concerns about patient health to the Medical Director and follows up as necessary.
* Under the supervision of the Medical Director, assists in educating patients about health problems and medical care.
* Facilitates medication education for new patients and for all other patients starting new medications.
* Meets with therapists to provide information about patient medical problems.
* Assists the treatment team in incorporating medical issues into treatment planning.
* Takes orders from the Medical Director and/or the APRNs, documents them in the patient record and carries them out accurately and professionally.
* Participate in regular meetings with Clinical Director to discuss specific patient problems.
* Facilitate medical groups as needed and participates in regular department meetings and staff meetings.
* Encourage efficient utilization of supplies and equipment to prevent waste.
* Maintains effective communication between outside medical services and the facility.
* Participates in Performance Improvement, Utilization Review, Fire & Disaster Committees, and others as requested.
* Interacts with clients with compassion and respect.
* Attends in-service education programs as assigned to learn new forms, procedures, developmental skills, etc.
* Has a good work habit: get things done in a timely, efficient manner with no excessive absences.
* Functions well as a team member and contribute positively to the morale of staff.
* Performs additional duties, as deemed necessary by Medical Director.
* Maintains up-to-date training in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Infection Control, Fire Safety, and other areas mandated by organizational policies.
* Communicates effectively with other staff members and demonstrates the ability to work as a team member.
* Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability, responding positively to changing situations in the work setting.
* Demonstrates objectivity and maturity under stress.
* Accepts and utilizes supervision, performs other assignments as requested by supervisor.
* Addresses problems noted by supervisor.
* Demonstrates willingness to accept responsibility.
* Completes all tasks with concern for work quality.
* Adhere to all company policies and safety rules, guidelines & procedures.

Necessary Abilities:

* Knowledge of appropriate nursing assessment, diagnoses, & interventions with patients
* Knowledge of milieu management
* Ability to direct subordinates in the performance of their duties
* Ability to accurately administer medication and monitor side-effects
* Demonstrates Proficiency in Communication & Written skills
* Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Patient Confidentiality laws
* Must be available and able to work during a disaster situation such as a Hurricane.

Experience:

* A minimum of one (1) year experience in a psychiatric health-care facility treating co-occurring, mentally ill, or chemically dependent patients, with understanding of co-occurring disorders.
* Current Florida State Registered Nurse License
* Current CPR Certification
* Current Florida Driver License

Minimum Qualifications:

* All employees may be required to work before, during and/or immediately after a natural or man-made disaster

UpHealth Core Values

* Trustworthy
* Accountable
* Integrity
* Respect
* Leadership

An Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V

Drug-Free Workplace

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Keywords: Cloudbreak, Delray Beach , Registered Nurse - Med Surg, Healthcare , Delray Beach, Florida

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