Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers.
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 88 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to support Lincoln Prairie's mission. The RN assesses, directs, delegates, coordinates and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members and in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices. The Staff Nurse provides direction and clinical and administrative supervision to all nursing staff assigned to the unit. Coordination of all staff assignments ensures that all patients will receive optimal care and that the unit duties are completed.
Hours for this position are flexible, but require at least two (2) worked shifts per month, one (1) of which must be a weekend shift.
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Completes admission process and paperwork, including an initial nursing assessment, pain assessment, fall assessment and functional screening, and nutritional screening form.
Lists all current medications upon admission on the medications reconciliation form. Contact MD for admission orders and document such on the medical reconciliation form.
Provides supervision to all nursing staff assigned to the unit. Ensures staff has completed their assignments and documentation for assigned patients.
Initiates initial MTP, problem description, long term, short term goals and treatment modalities based on comprehensive and initial nursing assessment findings.
Accurately transcribes physician's orders and administers prescribed medications and treatment. Identifies need for PRN medication.
Teach patients about their medication, actions, side-effects and any contra- indications.
Reviews Lab and EKG reports. Notifies physician of abnormal results and documents such on the progress notes and TPR's.
Assesses unit milieu and maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for patients and staff. Modifies milieu according to patient's age and developmental needs of the patients. Is responsible for the safe use of crisis interventions, documentation and discontinuation of physical hold and seclusions.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills and ability to intervene during psychiatric emergencies such as restraints, seclusion and physical holds. Utilizes the least restrictive measures prior to utilization of Seclusion and Restraints.
Actively participates in the discharge planning process and completes all pertinent documentation related to discharge process.
Responds to patient/family/guardian complaints.
Assures compliance with applicable laws pertaining to psychiatric treatments.