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P/T REGISTERED NURSE, PSYCHIATRIC in Phoenix, AZ at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

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Job Description

Facility: Phoenix West Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility

Pay: $39.00 hr.

Bonus (if applicable):

Shift: First

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.

Summary

This position assists in providing psychiatry services within the facility and is a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team in providing information related to medication response, health status and observed behaviors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares the daily call out list; pulls charts for providers; ensures ordered lab work has been completed and filed and prepares charts with required paperwork.
  • Completes required data entry into the client system for every patient that has contact with psychiatric clinician.
  • Works closely with the clinician to ensure that the AIMS is completed as required for inmates who are prescribed antipsychotic medication.
  • Ensures clinician orders are carried out; signs off orders, generates medication administration records, schedules lab tests, performs EKGs and schedules follow-up appointments.
  • Files completed paperwork (evaluations, AIMS, medication consents, etc.) in the appropriate place.
  • Ensures medications are discontinued by the psychiatric clinician when patients refused medications.
  • Monitors labs and refers patients to appropriate providers.
  • Participates and contributes to the development of individual treatment plans and attends the weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Responsible for monthly reports via computer database to the client and employer.
  • Ensures patients receive a 30-day supply of medications upon release from prison.
  • Responds appropriately to negative findings from client and internal audits with timely CAPs.
  • Completes intake and admission paperwork for actively suicidal patients.
  • Conducts specific daily mental health screening on suicidal patients and communicates observations to providers.
  • Monitors patients for extrapyramidal symptoms and gives emergency medications if ordered.
  • Supervises medication compliance to oversee the general health and well-being of the patient and assures referral to the provider when the patient misses prescribed doses as required by policy
  • Observes patients for signs of disorder or tension and reports such observations to a higher clinical authority. Strives to build collaborative relationships with the patients; educates them about their treatment plan.
  •  Provides medication education including importance of compliance as needed.
  • Responds to patients in crisis using active listening and de-escalation techniques to help patients regain emotional control and composure.
  • Provides counseling in accordance with the team’s treatment plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s or bachelor's degree from an approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located.
  • Maintains current copy of license on file at the facility.
  • Must have previous experience in the management and treatment of mental health patients.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
  • Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Must have valid Arizona Drivers License.

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