Registered Nurse-Charge Nurse

Posted by: Youth Villages

Douglasville, GA, US

Company Overview Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse Manager, and as per physician orders, takes vital signs, treats wounds and injuries, and evaluates the physical condition of patients.

Oversees and maintains medical charts and documentation for assigned patients monthly to include: vital signs, weight, response and follow-up to consultation(s), response to and side effects of medication(s), etc. as designated by Quality Monitoring specifications, in accordance with JCAHO specifications, DHS standards and organizational policies and procedures.

Administers medicines to residents and oversees the distribution of medicines by Teacher Counselors when necessary.

Assists the consulting pharmacist in completing medication reviews and medication closet inspections.

Monitors, assess and documents the health care status of patients and contacts the physician(s) and/or hospital when necessary to arrange further medical treatment.

Develops and facilitates resident education programs, such as personal hygiene, sexuality, infection control, and other relevant topics as needed

Oversees the scheduling of physical and dental exams as well as other medical appointments for residents and coordinates schedules for the psychiatrist(s) and pediatrician.

Oversees the purchase of adequate medical supplies and makes certain that they are in stock.

Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager:

Supervises and schedules subordinate LPN and RN staff.

Evaluates and counsels subordinate LPN and RN staff.

Oversees the training of new employees to the Nursing Department.

Monitors outstanding patient accounts.

Performs as a medical liaison with outside consultants and with treatment teams.

Compiles monthly infection control report.

Submits a weekly report to the Nurse Manager.

Serves on Quality Teams as designated by the Nurse Manager, Management Team and/or Total Quality Management.

Requirements

Must be an RN with an active license for the state of GA One year of leadership experience is required Must be able to take calls after hours and fill in staff nursing shifts as needed, including weekends, nights, and holidays

CLOSING

Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision

Retirement Savings Pension Plan 403 (b)

2 weeks paid vacation

12 paid sick days per year

10 paid holidays

Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement

EOE

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