Registered Nurse Extended Observation Unit (EOU)
Job Code: RNH - 120
Revision Date: July 19, 2022
Starting Salary: $27.22 hourly; $56,625 annually
We are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.
The purpose of this job is to coordinate and monitor the total nursing care of EOU by conducting medical clearance triage, psychiatric nursing assessment, developing individual nursing treatment plan and conducting routine rounds every 2 hours on all EOU Consumers. Identify health needs and educate consumer and families while providing leadership though working cooperatively in complex situations with other ream personnel and maintaining standards of nursing care/practice in the clinical setting. Implements the center-wide Policy and Procedure Manual which pertain to the nursing department, assumes an advisory role for effective management of Extended Observation Unit, demonstrate leadership by assuming responsibility and accountability for actions, and demonstrate a commitment to professional nursing practice.
This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Nursing supplemented by two (2) years of progressive clinical practice in a Mental Health specialty; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, stretching, or lifting and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or exceptional skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving very close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Special Certifications and Licenses
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
Emergence Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Other Job Characteristics
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.