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Elements Behavioral Health Registered Nurse in Worcester, Massachusetts

JOB SUMMARY The Registered Nurse is responsible for meeting clients' basic medical needs under the direction and supervision of the Medical Director. Contributes toward the planning, delivery and evaluation of client care and treatment plan. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES * Meets with new clients and assists in completing the medical and health assessment/questionnaire. * Coordinates with attending physicians to ensure all admission orders are addressed and appropriate ancillary assessments and services are provided. * Completes client treatment plan documentation including nursing assessments, transcription of MD and NP phone orders, medication administration, client progress, inclusion of physical health services and other related issues. * Directs patient care and reports observed changes in mental status and/or physical condition, response to emergencies and safety risks. * Provides ongoing patient education on all aspects of detox, recovery, medications and other health issues. * Reconciles QA client medication sheets to ensure clients are receiving appropriate meds and oversees proper medication destruction. * Reconciles pharmacy orders daily. * Assists with development and implementation of quality assurance program and trains staff for infection control, nursing, pharmaceutical, ancillary and laboratory services. * Attends treatment planning conferences and professional staff meetings. * Available for 24 hour coverage for consultation and emergencies. JOB QUALIFICATIONS * Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience. * Valid Registered Nurse license issued by state of employment. * Nursing degree from an accredited RN program, Associates in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. * Ability to work independently. * Excellent customer care skills. * Excellent communication skills. * At least 2 years' experience in substance abuse/recovery program preferred. * CPR/First Aid Certification is required for this position. If not CPR/First Aid certified at time of hire, certification must be obtained within the state mandated time frame after first day of employment. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled