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MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Maximizes opportunities for quality care.
2. Contributes to and participates in Performance Improvement.
3. Active involvement in managing the therapeutic milieu and making sound, independent
4. Maintains safe physical management certification.
5. Attends required in-services and completes Staff Education Attendance Record.
6. Completes nursing assessment, Kardex, physician orders, MAR and Treatment Plan
within 8 hours of admission.
7. Ensures neat, timely and accurate transcription of physician orders.
8. Documentation reflects nursing process, including individualized education and discharge
planning needs of the patient and family.
9. Develop an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals that reflects
understanding of nursing process.
10. Develops and facilitates therapeutic milieu groups.
11. Supervises and evaluates MHA led educational groups.
12. Encourages family involvement in patient care.
13. Responds to identified patient and family educational needs.
14 Incorporates hospital mission statement in all aspects of work. Responds to changing unit
needs. Demonstrates understanding of cost containment and economy of hospital
resources when indicated.
15. Supports and follows legal requirements and nursing department policy and procedures.
16. Participates in scheduled meetings and in-services.
17. Provides clear and concise communication. Collaborates with other health team members
regarding patient and/or unit needs. Shares pertinent assessments, incorporates other
disciplines knowledge of skill.
18. Participates in orientation of new employees, willingly serves as preceptor and role model.
19. Conducts self in professional manner.
20. Seeks opportunities for continued education and professional growth.
21. Maintains positive, energetic attitude.
22. Incorporates service specific knowledge (children, adolescent, sex offender, or dual
diagnosis/chemical dependency) into daily activities.
a. Assesses adolescents between the ages of 12 â€" 18 or children between the ages
of 4 â€" 12 utilizing appropriate developmental and program specific issues
(chemical dependency, sex offender, general psychiatric).
b. Has dynamic understanding of psychotherapeutic issues and developmental
tasks specific to each age group, child or adolescent.
c. Possesses sound clinical knowledge of mental health and program specific
d. Understands and demonstrates the ability to prioritize the patientâ€™s needs in
relation to the presenting problem.
e. Understands and incorporates theories of family dynamics in patientâ€™s
treatment and family therapy.
f. Develops treatment plans using the most recent treatment practices in each
g. Conducts groups utilizing knowledge of group dynamics and disease concepts
of each specific diagnosis group.
h. Understands the distinct purposes of transitional hospitalization treatment and
specifically incorporates these purposes in the patientâ€™s treatment plan.
i. Incorporates the daily return of the transitional hospitalization in the daily or
otherwise specified periodic goal-setting treatment plan in the specified
j. Discharge Planning
i. Reflects understanding of recovery as a life-long process.
ii. Incorporates recovery and support system into the discharge plan.
iii. Incorporates knowledge of home environment and available
23. Willingly accepts additional responsibilities outside routine job functions.
24. Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.
25. Will attend hospital safety trainings.
26. Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.
27. Will report all accidents immediately
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