Registered Nurse PRN - #1841334

San Marcos Treatment Center


Date: 13/10/2021
City: San Marcos, TX
Contract type: Full time
San Marcos Treatment Center
Responsibilities
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory care centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion
Founded and in continuous operation since 1940, San Marcos Treatment Center has maintained its core belief in the value of each individual as championed by the Browns more than 70 years ago. We are a provider of intensive psychiatric residential evaluation and treatment, offering services to a unique population of children and adolescents from across the United States and overseas. Because we believe in young people and their ability to change and grow in healthy and productive ways, we build on their strengths as we work with them to face challenges
San Marcos Treatment Center is seeking a Registered Nurse PRN to join our team:
A Registered Nurse is responsible for implementation of the nursing process in all aspects of patient care for all adolescents and children patient populations. Assures a comprehensive approach to patient care by applying appropriate theories to psychiatric nursing practice for all patients

Qualifications
The Essential functions for the Registered Nurse include the following: Demonstrates understanding of physical, emotional, cultural, religious and psychosocial needs of patients across the life span Assist in providing a safe, therapeutic environment Demonstrates knowledge of Nursing Department philosophy, and assumes responsibility for maintaining Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards of Care for all patients Works without direct supervision, but seeks supervision from immediate supervisor for complex issues that arise Serves as primary channel of communication between shifts, for patient care unit, and between departments during designated scheduled shift Prioritizes nursing care interventions according to individual patient and overall unit milieu needs Responds with therapeutic interventions to disruptive behavior disorders Professionally collaborates with all staff members to facilitate coordinated contribution to patient care; maintains continuity of patient care Participates and attends treatment planning Serves as a role model for patients to observe and learn more socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors Participates in the development of patient’s problem solving abilities Intervenes in crisis situations to promote positive growth and development and seeks to reduce dysfunctional patterns of behavior Identifies verbal and non-verbal cues for potential aggressive behavior and applies de-escalation techniques to situation Intervenes in medical emergencies including proper notification of administration, physicians, primary therapist, and family

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