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Registered Nurse (RN), Hermiston, OR


Registered Nurse

Hermiston, OR

May 9, 2018

Registered Nurse (RN)

General Information

Location 1212 W Linda Ave Hermiston, OR 97838 United States
Employee Type Non-Exempt FT


Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Family: Nurse
Department: Aspen Springs
Reports To: Aspen Springs CNO
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: x


The Registered Nurse coordinates medical services and facilitates mental health rehabilitation interventions and necessary supports to assist individuals with mental illness and substance abuse problems, if present, to achieve their rehabilitative, resilience and recovery goals following evidence-based practices. Promotes the physical and mental health of patients by applying the nursing processes.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLIITIES: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Coordinates care of patients utilizing the nursing processes of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation.
  • Administers medication per all safety protocols; and documents reactions to medications and keeps APRN informed of patient’s compliance. Provides timely and accurate documentation of all patient care within the EHR per legal standards.
  • Adheres to Oregon State Board of Nursing Standards and Scope of Practice for Registered Nurse.
  • Effectively interacts with patients, significant others and other health team members.
  • Ensures that health care information is distributed to appropriate staff, Psychiatrist, and other medical personnel as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains therapeutic patient relationships with close adherence to patient-directed services.
  • Participates in the admission of new patient to the hospital.
  • Clarifies initial or hospital discharge medication orders and contacts the psychiatrist to review the patient’s status and medication plans.
  • Participates in the development and update of individual treatment plans in collaboration with the multidisciplinary treatment team and patients.
  • Provides therapeutic interventions with patient in accordance with the treatment plan.
  • Implements treatment planning goals utilizing program-specific evidence-based practices.
  • Monitors safety and security of the secured treatment environment.
  • Assists or provides leadership in management of behavioral emergencies.
  • Assesses symptoms and manages immediate crisis including danger to self or others, and implements crisis intervention plan if necessary.
  • Coordinates care with community partner to ensure appropriate care for the patient.
  • Provides life skills training appropriate to meeting the patient’s goals.
  • Assists with maintaining cleanliness and safety of facility.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings, participates in daily patient environment of care individual and group supervision. Maintains positive working relationships. Works as an active and cooperative member of treatment team.
  • Participates in chart reviews with supervisor and QA staff on a regular basis.
  • Works independently in the community, representing the Agency in a professional manner at all times.
  • Participates in orientation and training of new employees as needed.
  • Facilitates patient groups in medical education.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Possess business experience sufficient to meet the demands of the position, including proficiency with a variety of software applications; experienced EHR required.
  • Successfully pass criminal history check.
  • Provide proof of current, valid Driver License, comprehensive automobile insurance, and a safe driving record to use Agency or personal vehicle for required duties.
  • Use active listening skills with patients, colleagues, and community partners.
  • Handle frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Use effective customer relations skills, including the ability to work with diverse people in a stressful environment, displaying an understanding of group dynamics and dealing with stress effectively.
  • Practice strong organizational skills and effective use of time.
  • Experienced in making decisions that support the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization.


Education and Experience

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Education and training sufficient to obtain Oregon nursing license within 60 days.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum of 2 years of Behavior Health patients and/or comparable experience in a clinical setting.


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to move about the facility and may be required to use stairs; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Requires sufficient mobility and balance to participate in a certified professional assault training and to implement its principles.

Hazardous Conditions: Risk of verbal and physical threats from patients. Use of keyboard and computer monitor (repetitive hand motions and potential eye strain). Possible exposure to airborne and blood borne pathogens.

Working Conditions: Primarily in secure, inpatient hospital setting.

Equipment/Materials Used: common office machines including basic computer programs, printer, calculator, telephone equipment, copier, and facsimile; drives agency or personal vehicle; use of telehealth system for communication throughout Lifeways and with medical team as need.

To learn more and apply visit www.lifeways.org/careers/



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