State of Montana Registered Nurse in Lewistown, Montana
Job Overview: The position is a Registered Nurse who performs professional nursing duties to promote and maintain physical health for residents in a mental health nursing care facility.
*Duties: *Assesses, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for residents following accepted nursing standard practices. 1) Assesses, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for residents following accepted nursing standard practices; 2) Writes comprehensive care plans for each resident that include problems, interventions, and measurable goals; and 3) may serve as the Charge Nurse to coordinate facility activities and provide overall management of facility in absence of supervisor.
Nursing Care: Administers scheduled medications and/or PRN medications by injection, IV orally, rectally, sublingual, creams, ointments, and drops as ordered by physician to maintain residents’ physical status. Implements physician’s orders to promote and/or maintain residents’ physical health by observing orders. Treats problems such as skin tears, pressure sores, decubitus, rashes, burns, fractures, eye/ear infections, and so forth to prevent further complications. Applies dressings, bandages, ointments as needed. Catheterizes patients as ordered by physician. Collects blood and specimen samples for diagnostic purposes. Performs capillary glucose tests to check glucose blood level per physician orders.
Evaluation and Documentation: Admits residents to the facility by completing the Braden Scale, physical, pain, and fall assessments. Writes comprehensive care plans for each resident that include problems, interventions, and measurable goals. Conducts periodic comprehensive assessments of each resident’s functional capacity. Performs assessments such as bowel and bladder; neurological observations; and inspects feet of diabetic patients.
Knowledge of nursing, medications, and treatment planning.
Knowledge of patients’ rights regarding medical treatment.
Ability to identify problems, develop and implement solutions.
Ability to remain calm when being confronted.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Title: Registered Nurse
Requisition ID: 20142451