Bay Cove Human Services Nurse II - Per Diem - Stoughton in Boston, Massachusetts

Each year, Bay Cove provides effective, compassionate care to more than 20,000 individuals and families who face the challenges of developmental disabilities, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction and aging at over 160 sites in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts. Our goal is to provide full, rich lives for people with the greatest challenges. Currently, we are seeking a Nurse II - Per Diem at our Andrew House, Stoughton location to: Be responsible for care of patients on unit. Monitor vital signs. Notify M.D. as necessary. Assess changes in patient conditions. Medicate PRN, according to standing orders. Telephone and initial screening of all patients for admission, obtaining an as medically accurate history as possible. Keep accurate nursing notes describing patients' physical conditions and activities. Record all medications. Supervision of orderlies. Narcotic count at beginning and end of shift. Thorough and accurate report of patients' status to be given to oncoming shift. Report unusual events to Director of Nurses, Director or Assistant Director. Observe for signs and symptoms of medication toxicity in the dually diagnosed. Observe for signs and symptoms of Psych. decompensation in the dually diagnosed. Condition checks every hour and more frequently as required in the disorganized and suicidal client. Set appropriate limits with special attention to the severely disorganized client. Participate in ongoing discharge planning with counseling staff and administrators. Qualifications: Massachusetts registration or license. Experience involving acute admissions on either a medical, surgical or emergency service preferred. Prior substance abuse experience preferred. Will train New Grads. Driving License required.