Mental Health Nurse (RN/LPN)

Location: Corvallis - Children's Farm Home
Program/Department: Health Services
Schedule: 30-40 hours / week; AON/TBD (NEW GRADS WELCOME)

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Job Summary:  Responsible for providing pediatric nursing services to adolescents in a psychiatric residential treatment center, in compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and Trillium Family Services policies.  Conducts in-service training for staff on healthcare topics.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Assist in providing medical care for all clients, ensuring that Federal, State and local health requirements are met;
Function as a liaison between Trillium Family Services and the medical community and hospitals;
Maintain accurate medical records for each client, including medical treatment plans, progress notes and 90 day reviews when indicated;
Conduct employee in-service training in CPR, First Aid, medications and infection control;
Participate in the organization’s TQM/CQI process, serving on committees as required;
Ensure the compliance of TFS health services with Joint Commission and DARTS standards;
Assess the medical needs of clients and provide patient care and referral as indicated;
Assist in coordinating the scheduling of clients for necessary medical appointments in the community;
Organize weekly medical and psychiatric clinics, as necessary;
Monitor and review the M.D.’s medication orders on a weekly basis and monitor and document the administration of medications to clients by program staff to ensure that dispensation is appropriate;
Provide education and counseling to clients about health issues and personal responsibility for health and hygiene;
Provide nursing assessment upon admission, which includes a communicable disease screening of new clients, developing an initial medical treatment plan and following up on identified health care concerns.
Assist in conducting annual EPSDT exams and Snellens, quarterly height and weight measurements, and six month dental exams for all clients;
Communicate regularly with treatment team members regarding clients’ health status;
Assist in coordinating sanitation, nutrition and pharmacy services;
Ensure that community based health care providers are prepared for the special needs of clients referred from TFS by providing information and/or training;
Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of emergency services and protocols for client care;
Maintain first aid kits, emergency and medical supplies;
Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring medication, medical and general health-related policies and procedures;
Assess and evaluate clients who are trauma and abuse victims and provide on-call services for medical crisis management;
Acts as the Clinical Responder for crisis situations that occur on the secure unit, completing documentation as required in a timely manner (only applicable for B.S.N. prepared RN’s).
Complete all training required for the position
Participate in “Living the Brand” training/orientation and demonstrate the agency’s brand and values when interacting with clients and their families, colleagues, and community members.
Communicates the mission statement, ethics and goals of the facility
Professional Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively;
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child development models, concepts, and theories;
Demonstrated approach to problem solving, goal achievement and corrective strategies which is systematic, orderly and empirical;
Demonstrated knowledge of group systems and processes, and how to work with individuals in a group system;
Demonstrated listening and good observation skills;
Demonstrated acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures;
Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team;
Demonstrated ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information;
Demonstrates the ability to act as the Clinical Responder for crisis situations that occur on the secure unit, completing documentation as required in a timely manner
Demonstrated computer and word processing skills;
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ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  1. Other duties may be assigned.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

Education:  Associate degree in nursing.  Preference for candidates with BS in Nursing.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) or LPN Licensure in the State of Oregon; maintain a driving record acceptable by the agency and a current driver’s license for state of residence, when authorized to use own vehicle for agency business, employee must maintain personal insurance

Experience: Two (2) years as psychiatric/pediatric nurse preferred. Preference for candidates with experience in a residential treatment setting. New Grads encouraged to apply.

Job Knowledge: Contributes to the development of new concepts. Most work is routine with occasional new tasks involving a high degree of complexity.  Operates within established guidelines and/or legal requirements, standing orders from an M.D., this position description, professional standards of medical practices, and agency policy.  Performs duties with little direction given.

Physical Demands:

For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, contact the HR department.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details: 

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and position may close after that date without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.


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