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Registered Nurse- RN Outpatient

Responsibilities:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Completes Nursing Assessment as indicated by AltaPointe s Policy and Procedure
  • Responds to consumers requests for medication refills. Reviews charts for treatment compliance.
  • Administers medication observing the seven rights of medication administration and ordering of medications to the pharmacy
  • Performs venipuncture for laboratory requests, drug screens, TB skin tests, monitors lab results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
  • Provides individual, family and group education regarding consumer s psychiatric illness
  • Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the physician/CRNP/RN
  • Communicates effectively with the physician regarding the consumer s physical and mental condition
  • Follows up on missed injections and documents in consumers record appropriately
  • Completes admission procedures for consumers and updates accordingly to AltaPointe s Policy and Procedures. This process includes at a minimum: medical checklist, AIMS, vital signs, Medication List, and MARS if applicable
  • Documents on, Updates, and reconciles MARS if applicable
  • Interacts with consumer and evaluates needs to ensure that proper information is reported during staffing with the treatment team
  • May conduct infection control training for staff and consumers when indicated
  • May provide HIV education
  • When necessary provides nursing coverage to other Adult Outpatient programs within AltaPointe
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan. For Psychopharm consumers, the nurse will create and update the treatment plan as needed.
  • Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, Mindset, Emergency Medications), according to AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
  • Supervision and Consultation

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
  • Clinical Record Keeping

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents in a clear, concise manner, types of consumer problems, addresses treatment plan goals and objectives and progress regarding those goals/objectives and services provided in the direct service record
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate
  • Documents legibly
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standard
  • Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families
  • Works in a dependable, cooperative and positive manner with both program and other AltaPointe staff members
  • Administrative and Other related duties as assigned

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Complies with AltaPointe policies & procedures
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i. e. CEU s), and attends to required in-services and workshops


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