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American Addiction Centers Registered Nurse (RN) - Per Diem in Lafayette, New Jersey

Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

JOB SUMMARY

The primary function is to promote and restore patients' health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians, and providing physical and psychological support to clients and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Calls the appropriate team member (physician on-call) with all non-life threatening medical and medication issues to obtain guidance regarding his/her plan of action for the client. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, all staff members are authorized to contact emergency services by dialing 911.

  • Identifies client care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements and treatment plans as appropriate.

  • Establishes a compassionate environment by assisting in the provision of emotional, psychological and spiritual support to clients and families.

  • Promotes client's independence by establishing client care goals, teaching client to understand condition, medications and self-care requirements; answering questions.

  • When needed on an occasional basis, assists patients with sanitary hygiene and personal requirements.

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; performing nursing functions, vital signs, bed checks, making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse act, and other governing agency regulations.

  • Resolves client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

  • Communicates patient information to medical and clinical staff.

  • Collects information on the patients being admitted and completes the admission process in the EMR.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.

  • Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

  • Documents patient care services by charting in client EMR and department records.

  • Administers medications as per physician orders.

  • Completes patient Progress notes prior to end of shift.

  • As needed, assist with the admission process of potential patients.

  • Maintains continuity among teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains nursing supplies and medication inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing orders for supplies.

  • Adheres to infection control policies.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending. educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team by

  • Communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem solving methods.

  • Orienting patients on facility procedures, operations and program/ overviews.

  • Other Job Duties – As Assigned

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Current RN License in in State of New Jersey.

  • CPR and First Aid Certified.

  • Knowledge of addiction and drug treatment preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

Job ID: 2021-4170

External Company URL: http://contactaac.com

Street: 37 Sunset Inn Road

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