Assist in the development and maintenance of written objectives,
policies and procedure manual, an organizational plan, infection
control program and a quality assurance program for nursing
service, and at least an annual review of all nursing policies and
procedures. In conjunction with the administrator, Medical Director
and the governing body of the facility, coordinate planning and
budgeting of all medical services for clients. Assist in the
development of written job descriptions for the nursing staff, and
assigning duties of the nursing staff. Represent nursing staff at
committee meetings as required.
Screen and assess each client for co-existing medical problems
to assess risk factors affecting appropriate placement for
treatment at all facilities.
Coordinate continuum of care if deemed necessary to include
off-site medical consultations for all clients. Coordinate and
integrate nursing services with other patient care services to
assure a continuum of care for each client.
Document and summarize individual nursing care for each client
on a weekly basis and communicate changes, progress, and/or
immediate medical care to the medical director for weekly follow-up
Educate and observe staff/clients for proper hand washing
techniques to ensure infection control. Facilitate in services as
required for staff/clients for facility. Participate in staff
Monitor Infection Control Program maintaining accountability of
documentation of surveillance reports of exposure, conduct
unannounced rounds of the facility to include infection control
walk through to assure compliance of standard regulations.
Participate in quarterly committee meetings to include infection
control, quality assurance, and patient care.
Monitor weekly medication records of clients to include proper
documentation of daily self- administration of medication,
accountability of stock inventory of medication and proper
documentation of doctors’ orders, and usage of PRN medications.
Provide current transcription of doctors’ orders for monthly
Ensure accessibility, inventory, and usage of emergency kits
with weekly checkpoints for prior usage and follow-up for all minor
/major medical emergencies for compliance with quality assurance,
infection control, and patient care monitoring.
Provide full nursing coverage on days assigned.
Provide on-call nursing care for facility when needed.
Arrange nursing coverage when calling out for assigned schedule
and vacation time to ensure that the facility complies with
required nursing staffing patterns.
Complete all tasks assigned by Executive Director and/or
Administrator when deemed necessary.
Ensure accountability for usage and inventory of all stock
medication to include syringes and controlled substances. Monitor
tracking system to include proper documentation and storage of all
Dispense medications during shift to clients to include proper
documentation of administration.
Oversee and maintain the on-site lab of the facility including
all labs for admission and other labs ordered by the physician
including tuberculosis testing.
Participate in all multi-disciplinary meetings to ensure
coordination of nursing services for all patients to assure a
continuum of care for each patient.
Current nursing license.
Prior experience with chemical addiction and/or mental disorders
Prior knowledge and /or experience with regulations and
standards including infection control, quality assurance, and
patient care compliance for state licensure.