Ambitious Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Nurse experienced in delivering compassionate care to multicultural populations suffering from co-occurring disorders. Friendly professional with exceptional knowledge of medications, medical terminology and holistic coping mechanisms. Well-versed in providing quick intervention, medication and support to patients with acute, chronic and drug induced mental illness. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment.
Charge nurse on 41-bed psychiatric and substance abuse unit providing complete care for sub-acute dual diagnosis patients. Responsible for supervising RN's, LPN's, behavioral health technicians & support staff.
Provided skilled, high-quality nursing care to patients suffering from acute substance abuse disorders. Performed comprehensive admission assessments, formulated goals, teaching plans and created individualized plans for inpatient detoxification patients.
Completed 250+ clinical hours working 1:1 with Registered Nurse on Critical Care Unit.
Managed the admission process for a 41-bed unit for all new patients seeking inpatient stay for acute medical detoxification. Performed, monitored and determined medical necessity reviews on inpatient healthcare services ensuring health care services were performed in the appropriate setting.
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