Do you enjoy living in smaller rural communities? Love the coast? Bring your career to a coastal community mental health provider while helping people live their best lives! Do you enjoy exploring parks, wineries, trails, rafting, and more? Join our team!!
We are hiring IMMEDIATELY for a Staff Nurse to join one of our community mental health providers!
The Staff Nurse provides quality nursing care and medication administration to substance-dependent and dually-disordered patients within the scope of practice, medical professional directive, and specific program expectations.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
- Contact licensed medical professional (LMP) for newly admitted patients, reporting medical status and requesting individual medication orders as appropriate for the program.
- Monitor patient medical status, measure patient vital signs and perform other routine medical procedures; maintain up-to-date documentation of observations and evaluations inpatient electronic medical records.
- Follow protocols as established by LMP.
- Administer and review PPD (Tuberculosis testing for purified protein derivative).
- Perform patient care activities within scope, according to licensed medical professionals’ patient care instructions, medication orders, and other established patient care orders.
- Collect urinalysis samples, perform rapid toxicology screening, and collect blood samples according to established policies.
- Safely dispense medication as prescribed and continue to monitor the patient for potential side effects.
- Evaluate and assess medical stability of established patients within program expectations and professional scope, identifying any special needs or circumstances that require licensed medical professional notification.
- Recognize and initiate the appropriate responses to crisis or emergency situations. Lift patient if necessary for safety.
- Participate in treatment team meetings, and similar other activities as needed.
- Provide care coordination, case management, and patient health in individual or group settings.
- Work collaboratively with clinical and medical teams to ensure that safety and industry standards are maintained program-wide.
- Travel to sites to provide services, pick up supplies, or deliver medications as needed.
- Achieve outcomes using methods that align with the provider’s mission and values:
- Communicate accurately and positively about recovery and the use of evidence-based treatments.
- Use data and science to identify barriers, overcome obstacles, and inform decisions.
- Be financially responsible; avoid waste, document accurately, seek new opportunities to serve.
- Demonstrate compassion and respect for others.
- Generate a sense of hope and optimism in your work.
SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
- Assisting with short-term coverage for additional clinical and administrative duties where needed.
- Provide information, assistance, and occasional training to other team members.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Current, unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure. Completion of an accredited nursing education program that includes at least 500 hours of direct patient contact.
- Practical training in phlebotomy.
“Careers and companies flourish when staff, clients, and candidates truly believe in the mission, know the role they play, and humbly reflect, evaluate, and act for the best interest of the communities served”