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Nurse Resident
Title:Nurse Resident
Department:Residential Services
Location:1150 Red John Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Salary Range: $15/hr
Working Hours: 36 hrs week; Day or Night

**Multiple Positions available***

SMA Behavioral Healthcare welcomes recent nurse graduates to a dynamic and nurse friendly environment to care for a variety of clients undergoing mental health crisis and/or detoxification process as the primary health concern. The Nurse Resident, who is a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and working under the supervision of their assigned Registered Nurse trainer, performs a variety of resident nursing duties. Medical and psychological stability of clients in the Emergency Services department, Crisis Stabilization, and/or Detox units is achieved using a holistic approach. They will be responsible to provide unit observation and care on assigned shifts, as well as, but not limited to assisting in the following capacities: screening and intake of clients referred for crisis stabilization or detoxification services, assessing client mental health for appropriate psychiatric disposition, medical and substance abuse assessment, medical treatment as ordered by a physician, referral of clients to community agencies when applicable, medical triage, administration of emergency and routine medication, crisis intervention, emergency procedures, and many other health care related issues.  The Nurse Resident will fully explore the nursing process, while growing in autonomy with a safety net of support.  


Graduate of Associate of Science in nursing degree program.  Obtain an ATT letter to sit for licensure exam in the state of Florida with authorization to practice. Current CPR/First Aid.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate beginning competency in current principles and practices of health care delivery to chemically dependent adults and adults who have a mental health diagnosis. 
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in current computer skill.   
  • Demonstrates ability to assess situations and use sound judgment in applying medical or emergency intervention techniques. 
  • Courteous when engaged in telephone conversation with staff and the public. 
  • Demonstrates competency in surveillance, prevention and control of infections. 
  • Demonstrates beginning knowledge and competency in timely and accurate documentation of client care, and in accordance with SMABHC policy and procedure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, peers, professionals, community agencies and the general public.
  • Embody the values of SMA as excellence, integrity, and service.
  • Committed to learn in a supportive, coaching environment of care.
  • Assesses situations and uses sound judgment in applying medical or emergency intervention techniques.
  • Handles verbal and /or physically abusive, aggressive clients, utilizing Mandt techniques to ensure safety.
  • Performs client screening for Baker Act, Marchman Act, and all established internal program criteria.
  • Creates an initial treatment plan in the electronic medical record.
  • Performs bio-psychosocial and/or medical nursing assessment and mental status exam for clients screened, presents diagnostic impression to psychiatrist or physician for client admission.
  • Works in cooperation with payor source and obtains authorizations when required.
  • Provides medication passes as ordered by provider and/or client medication education specific to client age and condition.
  • Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment according to the SMABHS Safety/Risk Management Plan and agency approved crisis intervention techniques. 
  • Courteous when engaged in telephone conversation with staff and the public.
  • Records results in client record and provides interventions as indicated.
  • Recognizes and reports equipment malfunctions. 
  • Utilizes effective infection control techniques and methods.
  • Implements and records appropriate interventions.
  • Recognizes and reports infection control issues.
  • Maintains Records appropriately for quality assurance and other purposes.
  • Performs timely and accurate documentation of client care, and in accordance with SMABHC policy and procedure. 
  • Performs reviews, data collection, or audits of procedures and/or documentation as assigned to support Quality Improvement Activities. 
  • Communicates effectively with the mentally ill, emotionally disturbed or impaired clients. Communicates effectively verbally and in writing with clients, peers, professionals, community agencies and the general public.
  • Regarding collateral information, program information, questions from parents, family or significant others.
  • Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
EEO Employer     W / M / Vet / Disabled
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