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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Wellpath
Location: Crescent City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Why Wellpath:Join our Wellpath family and make a difference every day by providing care to society's most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, you've come to the right organization. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with yours. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities - wherever we go, wherever we grow - one patient at a time.About this role:Coordinates the care of patients in the Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) programs; works closely with the jail nursing staff and psychiatrists to ensure continuity of care; uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the provision of comprehensive psychiatric and medical care; and participates in the delivery of program services and demonstrates thorough knowledge and therapeutic intervention skills based on knowledge of psychiatric mental health disorders, human growth and development and principles of psychiatric rehabilitation.What you bring to the table:EducationGraduate from an accredited college, university or vocational school nursing program.Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from an accredited school and/or certification in mental health nursing is preferred.ExperienceExperience in correctional mental health and/or psychiatric care at a secure facility preferredLicenses/CertificationsCurrent nursing license or eligible for same through licensure by endorsement through reciprocity within state of employment.What you will do:KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrates thorough knowledge and therapeutic intervention skills based on knowledge of psychiatric mental health disorders, human growth and development, and principles of psychiatric rehabilitation.Coordinates the ordering of our patients' psychotropic medications with the IST Psychiatrist and the jail nursing staff.Conducts chart reviews and collaborates with treating psychiatric prescribers, taking and providing vitals and other needed information to the provider.Facilitates the computer/ tablet during psychiatric prescriber encounters.Provides psycho-educational groups to the patients, coordinates communication between the MDs, and assists them in monitoring psychotropic medication efficiency and side effects.Completes an initial nursing assessment and communicates any relevant information to the medical department.Participates in treatment planning and care coordination.Serves as a resource and role model for multidisciplinary staffTriage of basic medical complaints from IST patients and assists IST patients to utilize jail medical services when neededDemonstrates thorough knowledge of all applicable nursing services and related policy and procedures including adequate knowledge of the California Department of State Hospital (DSH) and jail policies.Proper utilization of medical equipment including glucometers.Demonstrates thorough understanding of all requirements, practice standards and regulatory requirements relating to the administration of medications; facility policy and procedures; documentation requirements; medication education.Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences, and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability EmployerOur investment in you:Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan optionsTime off & leave benefits401KTuition ReimbursementParental benefits

Keywords: Wellpath, Medford , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Crescent City, Oregon

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