Under supervision, to assess, plan, evaluate, coordinate and administer nursing care to clients and patients; and to perform other duties as required.Example of Duties
- Provides assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care.
- Administers medications and treatments as prescribed and observes for cause and effect.
- Participates as a member of the nursing team providing treatments and nursing services.
- Provides direct nursing care for mentally and physically ill clients and patients, and assists in care of others as needed.
- Participates with supervisor in orienting, instructing, assigning and evaluating nursing personnel.
- Participates in planning and organizing inpatient services and programs to meet the needs of the acute, chronic, or short-term crisis of the mentally ill.
- Participates in the evaluation of treatment planning for each client with other mental health staff.
- Serves as a representative of the department to the general public, community agencies, and professional groups, interpreting mental health services and promoting mental health programs.
- Maintains accurate, complete records of patients mental and physical condition, nursing care provided, and medication and treatment administered.
- Evaluates equipment and supplies for effectiveness and makes recommendations for changes.
- Completes procedures for admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.
- Interprets and communicates medical nursing policies and programs among nursing personnel, allied professions, clients, and families.
- Provides case management services to vulnerable adults including development of individual service plans, service coordination, service provision, and follow-up in Day Treatment and Community Support Programs.
- Prepare court reports and testifies in court for emergency detentions, guardianships, and protective placements in Day Treatment and Community Support Programs.
- Selects, monitors, and evaluates contract service providers and other agency services provided to meet the needs of the client in Day Treatment and Community Support Programs.
- Performs emergency government duties as assigned in event of Waukesha County Emergency Government declaration.
- Performs other duties as required.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and techniques used in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
- Considerable knowledge of modern psychiatric nursing theories, principles, practices and procedures.
- Considerable knowledge of the problems of mental illness and its treatment theories and techniques.
- Working knowledge of the physical and psychological behaviors and needs of patients.
- Working knowledge of the legal aspects of nursing and how the laws relate to the patient.
- Working knowledge of electronic health record, computerized department program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.
- Working knowledge of confidentiality statutes and requirements, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
- Some knowledge of administrative, managerial, and supervisory principles and practices.
- Ability to assess and evaluate the needs of clients and make recommendations for programming.
- Ability to plan for, participate in, and evaluate total nursing care.
- Ability to organize and direct nursing staff.
- Ability to respond appropriately in a crisis situation and provide skilled treatment to clients with severe problems.
- Ability to develop appropriate plan of services and to implement the plan with individual clients and their families.
- Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
- Ability to prepare detailed records and reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, their families, professional groups, and the general public.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:
1. Graduation from a recognized registered nursing education program.
2. A. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Wisconsin.
B. Temporary State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse permit and attainment of the Registered Nurse license within 6 months of employment.
No benefits available for this position
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