Provides direct nursing care to mentally ill consumers based on a systematized body of knowledge. Oversees care provided by Licensed Practical Nurses and Mental Health Technicians. Utilizes nursing process including assessment, identification of nursing problems, planning, execution, evaluation and modification of nursing interventions as determined by consumer outcomes. Acknowledges, coordinates and implements diagnostic and therapeutic orders. Assures consumer safety through safe administration of medications, prevention of violent behavior, infection control and falls. Participates as a contributing member of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate Degree from an NLN approved program with a minimum of one year experience. Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Florida.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, consumers, employees and general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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