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JOB REQUIREMENTS: Job Summary: Responsible for providing nursing care to clients on assigned area. Supervises/directs subordinate nursing personnel - e.g. nursing assistants per RN directive. Responsible for assisting the RN in a variety of client care activities. Completes delegated work-related tasks as assigned by the RN. Essential Duties: Administers and documents medications and treatments on the electronic MAR as prescribed by physicians and according to established nursing policy/procedure. Makes rounds with physician and completes order entry in Avatar under supervision of the Registered Nurse. Maintains current information on new medications, dosages and side effects. Provides medication teaching with client/family as indicated in client care plan and as directed by the Registered Nurse. Provides nursing care to meet the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the client. Participates in the development of client care plans. Implements provisions of client care plan. Observes and documents change in client behavior/condition and inform RN accordingly. Participates in emergency or crisis situations as directed by the Registered Nurse. Assists with admissions, discharges and transfer of clients. Maintains records, reports and documentation in accordance with departmental standards. Maintains a clean, comfortable and safe environment for clients. Assists in creating a therapeutic atmosphere on the client unit. Maintains effective working relationships with other employees. Attends and participates in staff meetings, mandatory in-services and other educational programs. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: All standard medical equipment such as thermometer, blood pressure apparatus, stethoscope, etc. O2 equipment Oral and gastric suction machines Ambu bag Diabetic monitoring equipment Tube feeding equipment KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and understanding of the terminology, techniques and practices of Practical Nursing. Knowledge of basic needs of the geriatric elderly, developmentally disabled, mentally ill, AODA client and child/adolescent clients. Knowledge of basic pharmacology and specifically psychopharmacology (expected actions, side effects, contraindications, and route of administration, specifically types of injectables). Knowledge of principles of documentation. Knowledge of basic principles of behavior modification and appropriate application of behavior modification techniques. Ability to complete basic Medicare evaluations following completion of proper training and return demonstration of competency. Ability to recognize and address the physical, psycho-social, mental and emotional needs of the client. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and their family members. Ability to carry out a nursing care plan as directed by the Registered Nurse. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to enter physician orders into the electronic record system under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. ***PLEASE SEE BROWN COUNTY WEBSITE FOR FULL LIST OF NECESSARY SKILLS*** ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: