Inpatient Registered Nurse RCA South Amboy
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Inpatient Registered Nurse RCA South Amboy

South Amboy, NJ

Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) was created in pursuit of one goal: Help 1 million patients achieve a full life of recovery by providing evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment, as well as eating disorder treatment. We believe patients who are treated well get well sooner, which is why we treat every patient with dignity, discretion, and respect.
We’re on a mission to deliver the highest-quality, most affordable, and most accessible addiction treatment available. More importantly, we’re on a mission to save lives. We provide our patients with a complete continuum of care including medically-monitored detoxification, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP) and general outpatient (GOP) – offered both in-person and via telehealth – as well as a variety of free community support meetings at our neighborhood-based centers for addiction treatment.

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Position Overview: Registered Nurses render professional nursing care to patients with behavioral healthcare needs. Performs total patient care assigned. Works with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care and assist with treatment plans. Administers prescribed medications. Maintains patients' medical records on nursing observations. May assist physician during treatment and examination of patient.

Specific Responsibilities:
* Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history.
* Plans and provides nursing care for patients.
* Makes nursing diagnosis of the medical status of patients and recommends treatment options.
* Consults with medical and other behavioral healthcare staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients.
* Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications.
* Arranges further medical attention when necessary.
* Assists the client in understanding the nature of the disease of addiction and the need for treatment.
* Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients
* Tests for vital signs of pain and ensures treatment of pain.
* Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physician's written orders.
* Maintains patient confidentiality.
* Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping.
* Provides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by responding to requests for service or making appropriate referrals in a timely manner.

Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
* Up to date and active nursing license in the state where this individual is delivering care
* 2 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, addiction services or five years of supervisory experience is preferred.
* Knowledge of health care, detoxification process, addiction, co-occurring disorders and DSM criteria and terminology.
* Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
* Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; thorough knowledge of facility proprietary systems.

Compensation: TBD

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