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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: American Addiction Centers
Location: Riverview
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Company Summary If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. Job Summary This position requires a thorough understanding of the facility's treatment program and philosophy, admission process and criteria, support and administrative services, medical knowledge of various aspects of alcoholism, drug abuse and dual diagnosis. This individual is a member of the treatment team providing professional level of nursing care to patients under minimum supervision and consultation. This is a complex position which directs and guides activities on the unit and assignments of ancillary personnel assigned to unit and shift. Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Calls the appropriate team member (i.e. Medical Director) with all non-life threatening medical and medication issues to obtain guidance regarding his plan of action for the client. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, all staff members are authorized to contact emergency services by dialing 911. * Identifies client care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements. * Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to clients and families. * Promotes client's independence by establishing client care goals, teaching client to understand condition, medications and self-care requirements; answering questions. * Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse act, and other governing agency regulations. * Promotes client's independence by establishing client care goals, teaching client to understand condition, medications and self-care requirements; answering questions. * Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse act, and other governing agency. * Resolves client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. * Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel. * Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. * Documents patient care services by charting in client and department records. * Maintains continuity among teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs. * Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. * Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing orders for supplies. * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications. * Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem solving methods. * Follows the incident reporting policy and procedure in reporting any potential safety issues. * Demonstrates skills of delegation, organization and coordination of assigned services, delegating responsibilities to designated staff as appropriate. * Functions as a role model for nursing staff. * Role models problem solving as the effective means of resolving conflict. * Participates in input for performance evaluations, disciplinary actions and follow-up to other types of issues. * Develops and maintains effective working relationships with staff, management, and other members of the health care team. * Provides pertinent communication to the Director of Nursing regarding levels of staff performance. Effectively prioritizes communication issues pertaining to all departments and provides collaborative intervention as necessary. * Exercises good judgment and discretion in deviating from policy in circumstances where strict adherence would pose a risk to the patient, visitor, staff or facility. * Collaborates with the Director of Nursing to maintain adequate levels of staff to deliver safe, effective and appropriate care and also remains within the budgetary guidelines. * Provides clinical direction to staff and evaluates the level of care provided by the nursing staff on assigned shifts Holds staff accountable for functioning in a reduced risk manner. * As the coordinator of care, the registered nurse is responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts and mobilization and participates as needed in patient handling * Provides coordination for the unit and direction for the staff. Responsible for scheduling, patient flow, unit operations, resource allocation and supply management. * Participates in PI data collection, data analysis, reports and staff education. * Assists in providing essential training to the new staff. * Coordinates with the doctors and other nurses on the plan of care to provide the individual treatment needed. * Other duties, as needed. Qualifications Education/Experience: * High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. * Current RN License in in State of operations required. * CPR and First Aid Certified. * Knowledge of addiction and drug treatment preferred. * Functions with an awareness of patient safety issues and applies basic principles of safety as identified within the facility. * Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Physical Requirements "AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws" * Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk or hear, and smell continually. Ability to stand, walk and reach frequently. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch occasionally. * Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift and carry up to 25 lbs. * Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine. Distance vision required to drive an automobile, if driving is a requirement of the job. * Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. * Moderate noise levels as found in a business office with computer printers, households with TVs and dishwashers, and driving light traffic. American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

Keywords: American Addiction Centers, Tampa , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Riverview, Florida

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