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Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 1:40 PM

Job Description

A. Position Definition and Summary:

Under the direction of a supervisor delivers quality direct resident care under appropriate clinical supervision to adolescents with psychiatric or emotional disorders. Serves actively and constructively as a member of the organizations multidisciplinary treatment team and supports the organizations and adolescent programs philosophy of care.

B. Position Expectations and Essential Functions:

Assists in the physical examination of patients including the taking and recording of temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, and the collection of specimens for laboratory analyses.

Examines patients eyes, ears, teeth, and bodies regularly to see that proper hygiene is carried out by nonprofessional resident care personnel.

Administers first aid to patients in instances of sudden illness or accident until a staff physician arrives.

Charts patient care and treatment measures.

Administers treatments under physicians orders.

Assists with the setting up of equipment used for various treatment applications.

Assists a Registered Nurse in preoperative and post: operative care and specialized psychiatric treatment.

Reports changes in temperature, pulse, respiration, and other patient conditions to a Registered Professional Nurse or a physician.

Assists patients with braces and prosthetic devices.

Carries out prescribed isolation techniques.

Dispenses medication as indicated including the measuring and giving of liquid medication by mouth provided that no calculations or fractional doses are required; gives pills, capsules, and powders by mouth.

Evaluates, on a continuing basis, the positive and/or negative effects of medications on patients.

Performs routine assigned nursing procedures, such as bathing, dressing and feeding patients; making beds and helps patients into and out of bed.

Collects urine, sputum, and other specimens from patients by having patient place the specimens into containers; labels containers for forwarding to laboratory for analysis.

When instructed, administers prescribed medications orally and observes patients to see that they take their medication.

Applies external medications to patients such as salves, ointments, and powders as specifically directed by a superior.

Gathers information for the preparation of inventory records, such as amounts of drugs, linens, medical, and other supplies.

Positions patients according to prescribed practices and the nursing care plan and assists patients with simple exercises.

Notifies the physician or supervisor as to any conditions of the patient requiring medical attention, other than those already under treatment such as vision or hearing problems or the need for dental care.

Takes patient temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, height and weight, and records results on patient chart.

Observes patients closely for reaction to drugs, treatment, any other unusual conditions such as physical and/or emotional problems, and reports adverse reactions or problems to immediate supervisor.

Requisitions and accurately records individual dosages of medication administered.

Counsels patients concerning their medications by utilizing medication fact sheets.

Accounts for narcotics, barbiturates, and other accountable drugs before each shift.

Prepares and gives medication, including insulin, by subcutaneous hypodermic and intramuscular injections.

Prepares supplies for sterilization.

Requisitions, maintains, and accounts for medical supplies, tools, and equipment wh


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