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Monte Nido Registered Nurse (RN) - Per Diem in Dedham, Massachusetts

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Registered Nurses

Per Diem positions available

All shifts available

Walden Behavioral Care is one of the only rapidly-growing, leading national specialty healthcare systems dedicated to serving all genders and offering the full continuum of care for people with all types of eating disorders. We currently have 14-locations on the East Coast in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Georgia. Over the past 15 years, utilizing our state-of-the art evidence based, personalized approach to care, we have helped over 20,000 people on their road to recovery. Headquartered in Massachusetts we have over 450 employees who are dedicated to helping people with eating disorders get the help they need and deserve. Learn more at www.waldenbehavioralcare.com or www.waldeneatingdisorders.com .

Available Shifts: Days (7:00am-3:30pm), Evenings (3:00pm -11:30pm) and Nights (11:00pm-7:30am)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assume full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided to residents/patients, including maintaining optimal resident health, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal function.

  • Incorporate knowledge and understanding of our commitment to patient rights, our mission, vision, and values into nursing practice at Walden Behavioral Care.

  • Act as a resident advocate and assists residents in developing skills to advocate for themselves

  • Document all appropriate resident information in a timely manner

  • Perform comprehensive nursing assessments on all patients, inclusive of the biopsychosocial and medical history with consideration to age, mental, social and physical status and response.

  • Complete and document ongoing assessment of residents’ normal and abnormal statuses and respond appropriately.

  • Assess and communicate with the registered dietician any special nutritional or dietary requirements.

  • Assess vital signs and report abnormalities to the Medical Staff.

  • Develop resident specific crisis plans designed to assist residents in maintaining safety and reducing need for external intervention.

  • Actively participate in the development of residents’ master treatment plans with the treatment team.

  • Practice within the general policies, philosophy, and objectives of the Department of Nursing and the hospital.

  • Provide nursing care in a therapeutically effective manner demonstrating sound clinical and professional judgment and competency.

  • Participate in community meetings and group therapies when assigned.

  • Assess unit milieu and maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for residents, family members and staff.

  • Complete resident rounds in a timely manner in accordance with requirements and accurately document resident observations.

  • Provide ongoing resident/family education relative to each resident.

  • Accurately enter medication and treatment orders in the EHR and maintain medication administration record (MAR).

  • Accurately and safely administer prescribed medications and treatments to residents using correct methods of administration.

  • Evaluate and document resident response to medication regimen and identify needs to administer PRN medication and document effectively.

  • Assume charge nurse role, as assigned

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program

  • Minimum of 2 years’ prior relevant psychiatric experience

  • Massachusetts RN license

  • CPR Certification required prior to employment

  • Must possess knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing processes, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting, behavior and crisis management

Required competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize independently

  • Ability to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environment

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborate, team environment

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Supervision Received:

  • Reports to Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, or designee

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