Weekend Registered Nurse
Company: Waukesha County
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Under supervision, to assess, plan, evaluate and administer
nursing care to clients and patients of a mental health center
during twelve (12) hour shifts on the weekends; and to perform
other duties as required.
Example of Duties
Provides direction in assessing, planning, implementing, and
evaluating patient care services.
Administers medications and treatments as prescribed and
observes for cause and effect.
Participates as a member of the nursing team providing
treatments and nursing services.
Provides direct nursing care for mentally and physically ill
residents and clients, and assists in care of others as needed.
Participates with supervisor in orienting, instructing,
assigning and evaluating nursing personnel.
Participates in planning and organizing inpatient services and
programs to meet the needs of the acute, chronic, or short term
crisis mentally ill.
Participates in the evaluation of treatment planning for each
client with other mental health staff.
Serves as a representative of the department to the general
public, community agencies, and professional groups, interpreting
mental health services and promoting mental health programs.
Maintains accurate, complete records of patients mental and
physical condition, nursing care provided, and medication and
Evaluates equipment and supplies for effectiveness and makes
recommendations for changes.
Completes procedures for admitting, transferring, and
Interprets and communicates medical nursing policies and
programs among nursing personnel, allied professions, clients, and
Performs emergency government duties as assigned in event of
Waukesha County Emergency government declaration.
- Performs other duties as required.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the modern principles, practices, and
techniques used in assessing, planning, implementing, and
evaluating nursing care.
Considerable knowledge of modern psychiatric nursing theories,
principles, practices and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of the problems of mental illness and its
treatment theories and techniques.
Working knowledge of the physical and psychological behaviors
and needs of patients.
Working knowledge of the legal aspects of nursing and how the
laws relate to the patient.
Working knowledge of confidentiality statutes and requirements,
including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA) of 1996.
Some knowledge of administrative, managerial, and supervisory
principles and practices.
Ability to assess and evaluate the needs of clients and make
recommendations for programming.
Ability to plan for, participate in, and evaluate total nursing
Ability to organize and direct nursing staff.
Ability to prepare detailed records and reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, clients, their families, professional
groups, and the general public.
You must meet these minimum Training and Experience
Graduation from a recognized registered nursing education
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in
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