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Nurse LPN/RN - Crisis Center (PRN/All Shifts)


  • Compass Health Network
  • 01/09/23
  • Wentzville, MO
  • 63385
  • 24.37-33.00 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $750 sign on bonus. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen! This is a PRN position for all shifts at our 24/7 center.

The Nurse LPN/RN at our Crisis Center Stabilization Center provides direct and indirect patient care in the local Crisis Stabilization Center in a psychiatric capacity. Maintains standards of Professional Nursing Practice. Participates as an interdisciplinary team member responsible for overall coordination of care and services delivered to individuals experiencing behavioral crisis. Works collaboratively with members of the health care team to provide patient/family education.

Responsibilities of the Crisis Center Nurse:

Performs nursing care such as health assessments, pain assessments, vital signs, applying dressings and general daily care of individuals who present at the Crisis Stabilization Center
Performs all duties of medication administration including medication pass, injections, and observing self-administration of medication
Manages medications including completing the MAR, updating the MAR and counting controlled substances
Provides patient education regarding physical health and medications
Coordinates care with staff, residents, family, physicians, psychiatrists, hospitals and pharmacies
Reports and records observable changes in individuals behavior, attitude and physical condition
Assists staff with various diagnostic and treatment procedures
Provides education on procedures and protocols to new employees
Participates in team and leadership meetings as assigned
Requires effective verbal, written and nonverbal communication skills
Possesses cognitive, organizational and emotional abilities and maturity to deal effectively with multiple stressors, deadlines and difficult situations
Provides direct patient care to adults
Requires working with patients who could be verbally or physically agitated
Participates in mandatory overtime (if/when needed)

EDUCATION

Associates degree in nursing required
Bachelors degree in nursing preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

At least one year of psychiatric experience; experience in a hospital or acute care setting preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

LPN or RN (valid in MO) required

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.


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