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REGISTERED NURSE (RN)

Company: The GEO Group
Location: Canon City
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Opening for Registered Nurse (RN) at Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center in Canon City, Colorado.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Job Summary:

Provides nursing intervention(s) to improve and maintain the physical and emotional health of patient(s). Coordinates nursing care activities with emphasis on assessment of patients needs, plans and delivers direct or indirect care and evaluates results of nursing care. Works as part of the multidisciplinary team. .

Duties & Responsibilities:

Performs the required initial nursing assessments utilizing the Nursing process.
Ability to evaluate medical needs of the patient and work with a multi-disciplinary team to assist in facets of the Recovery Program relating to physical health.
Assesses changes in patients status and reports appropriate physical/mental status information to the physician, mid-level practitioner, or other pertinent personnel.
Develops the healthcare portion of the treatment plan within.
Provides nursing reassessments on the treatment plan based on patients progress and as goals are achieved.
Accepts and transcribes verbal and written physician orders and incorporates them into the treatment plan as indicated.
Ensures patient safety including the reporting of incidents and medication errors.
Flexibility to adapt to schedule changes and assumption of responsibilities not delineated in the job description which are related to work as a member of an addiction/behavioral health treatment team.
Monitors the self-administration program.
Updates physician and interdisciplinary team on patients current and potential medical problems with proper documentation.
Protects patients privacy and patients rights.
Communicates/endorses accurate information regarding patients status and care during shift reports.
Evaluates patient response and reaction (if any) to medications and/or medical treatments administered. Documents patient response.
Recommends/revises nursing interventions in collaboration with other staff according to evaluation of progress or significant changes in the patients condition.
Provides patient care as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services. Attends professional seminars. Is responsible for providing evidence of continuing education.
Participates in orientation of new employees, program interns, and volunteers
Attends mandatory in-services
Provides for the patients health education needs.
Responsible for the use and allocation of various resources, i.e., time, personnel, and supplies.
Participates as directed in the Quality Improvement Process
Follows up on medical/psychiatric referrals
Participates in the infection control program.
Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
Attends mandatory in-services.
Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident.
Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency.
Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks.
Support and promotes the Sanctuary Model and its Commitments.

Qualifications: (education, experience, certification & licensure)

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado.
Previous experience in the mental health field, or chemical dependency field or equivalent education/academic preparation required.
Must have experience as a Registered Nurse.
Current Colorado Drivers License.
Benefits:

Medical, Dental & Vision
Flexible Spending Accounts
Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Sixteen (16) days Paid Time Off per fiscal year (pro-rated in first year)
Nine (9) Paid Holidays Per Year
Employee Assistance Program

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: The GEO Group, Colorado Springs , REGISTERED NURSE (RN), Healthcare , Canon City, Colorado

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