Company: Choctaw Global Staffing
Location: Norfolk Naval
Contract Number: NE Navy

Description

Registered Nurse (RN)

Behavioral Health Care Facilitator

BHC Norfolk, VA

RNs will provide services in support of NMC Portsmouth and its outlying Branch Health Clinics (BHC). The primary site of service will be within a BHC Norfolk. It may be necessary for the RNs to work at one of the other outlying BHCs; this will be based on patient population and need for services.

Qualifications

  • Possess a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Nursing, or an Associate Degree in Nursing, from an accredited agency such as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in any one (1) of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Possess one (1) year outpatient experience as an ambulatory care nurse, with experience providing services such as: psychiatric nursing or behavioral health and wellness counseling, within the last two (2) years.

Hours

  • Services shall normally be provided Monday through Sunday, between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, 8 hours shift with 30 minute lunch break. Specific hours and days shall be scheduled one month in advance by the supervisor.
  • Services may be required weekends and federal holidays depending on the needs of the command and patient demands.

Duties

  • Perform a full range of RN duties in accordance with this assignment including: triage; patient assessment and monitoring; use of patient monitoring and treatment equipment; appropriate nursing care, procedures, and treatments; execution of physicians' orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice; documentation of patient care and observations; and patient education and emotional support.
  • Assess each patient and perform triage duties as assigned.
  • Formulate and carry out a goal directed plan of care which based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes and which is prioritized according to patient needs and available resources including time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of self-care given by all health team members, and contribution of systems, environment, and instrumentation in progressing patient toward outcomes.
  • Provide treatment and discharge instructions upon patient release.
  • Perform assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiological, psychological, and cognitive status.
  • Provide a safe and clean environment for each patient.
  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet identified needs.
  • Assist in planning, provide clinical guidance and provide instruction to LPNs/LVNs, nursing assistants and ancillary personnel.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge base and action in the care and decision making for designated patient populations.
  • Perform documentation (manually and/or by use of computer) duties on unit and in-patient record that are timely, accurate, and concise.
  • Participate actively in staff development for unit and Directorate personnel and evaluation of personnel.
  • Seek validation of knowledge base, skill level, and decision making as necessary and assertively seek guidance in areas of question.
  • Implement care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner,
  • Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit, command, and community resources including time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Demonstrate competency in medication and intravenous (IV) administration to include blood products and Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SQ) administration and demonstrate competency in phlebotomy as specific to the position.
  • Safely administer prescribed medications to include intravenous drips and intravenous push drugs.
  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet identified needs.
  • Perform documentation (manually and/or by use of computer) duties on unit and in-patient record which are timely, accurate, and concise.
  • Participate actively in multifaceted staff development activities at the unit, Director, and command level, such as teaching formal and informal classes, acting as a role model, educator and mentor to new paraprofessional personnel with the goal of helping them successfully complete competency based skills list and weekly goal setting, assisting in the Command's Basic Cardiac Life Support classes and promoting staff competency and efficiency in emergent situations, and by participating in cross-training initiatives.
  • Demonstrate self-directed learning.
  • Participate in development and attainment of unit and Nursing Directorate goals.
  • Demonstrate effective and professional communication methods, and skills, using lines of authority appropriately.
  • Formulate and use effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and significant others. Refer unsolved complaints or infractions to the Division Head with recommendations for appropriate action.
  • Practice effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
  • Remain flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts; participate in temporary assignment measures.
  • Provide individual, group, and family/significant other counseling and health teaching in relation to the patient's condition and his/her ability for self-care. Provide for accessibility to various literature resources dealing with subjects related to specific patient health problems. Provide physical and psychological support to patients and significant others, explain procedures and treatments, and promote cooperation among staff, patients, and significant others.
  • Participate in the orientation and training of newly assigned unit personnel. Participate in cross-training initiatives.
  • Provide input into competency assessments of newly assigned unit personnel.
  • Collaborate in the review of clinic standing operating procedures.
  • If directed, perform phone triage based on accepted protocols and assist as needed in accessing appropriate ambulatory/emergency care for beneficiaries.
  • Provide training and/or technical guidance as applicable to supporting Government employees (i.e. hospital corpsmen, technicians, students) assigned to the HCW during the performance of clinical procedures. Such guidance and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.
  • Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in patient’s medical record in no less than 24 hours after the patient is seen.
  • Not exceed approximately 16 sessions per day to include individual and group appointments.
  • Participate in group medical appointments including Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) and Drop in Group Medical Appointments (DIGMA) as requested by the PCM.
  • Provide technical direction and clinical insight into relevant projects being conducted at the site of service.




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