Staff Nurse

Location
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Salary
TBD
Posted
Feb 07, 2018
Closes
Mar 07, 2018
Ref
7663
Specialty
Substance Abuse
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Responsible for care of patients on unit.
  • Assess changes in patient conditions.
  • Medicate PRN, according to standing orders.
  • Telephone and initial screening of all patients for admission, obtaining an as medically accurate history as possible.
  • Keep accurate nursing notes describing patients' physical conditions and activities.
  • Record all medications.
  • Supervision of orderlies.
  • Narcotic count at beginning and end of shift.
  • Thorough and accurate report of patients' status to be given to oncoming shift.
  • Report unusual events to Director of Nurses, Director or Assistant Director.
  • Observe for signs and symptoms of medication toxicity in the dually diagnosed.
  • Observe for signs and symptoms of psychiatric decompensation in the dually diagnosed.
  • Condition checks every hour and more frequently as required in the disorganized and suicidal client.
  • Set appropriate limits with special attention to the severely disorganized client.
  • Participate in ongoing discharge planning with counseling staff and administrators.

Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts registration or license.
  • Experience involving acute admissions on either a medical, surgical or emergency service preferred.
  • Prior substance abuse experience preferred.
  • Will train New Grads.

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