*SIGN-ON BONUS* This position is eligible to receive a sign-on bonus for a one-year or two-year commitment. Please apply and/or contact Human Resources for details.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivering quality general and psychiatric nursing care to patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders; serves actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, supporting the organization and program philosophy of care; ensuring the safety and well-being of each patient. The Registered Nurse:
Assesses new patients within 24 hours of admission through a systematic process of interaction with the patient, their significant others or families, and the appropriate health care providers.
Collects and analyzes data regarding the patient's physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and anticipated discharge planning needs and responds to needs assessment calls when necessary.
Develops a comprehensive, integrated outline of care and updates master treatment plans, special programs, and problem sheets.
Assists in developing goals and interventions; gathering relevant data and communicating it to the treatment team.
Establishes effective discharge plans, individualized and relevant to the needs of patients and significant others.
Oversees general health of residents; provides effective, timely assessment and basic nursing care as needed and assigned. Works to ensure effective, timely care referral as needed and assigned to ensure resident health and safety per standard of care.
Maintains effective communication with all units and departments. Works to ensure e-mail status remains current and active as needed.
Maintains designated lines of authority and supervises direct and delegated patient care as required.
Participates in implementing and managing the therapeutic system and other applicable facets of behaviorally-oriented treatment programs.
Implements crisis prevention and intervention procedures as required and follows correct protocols for crisis management and demonstrates skills in defusing potentially combative or aggressive behaviors; distinguishes correctly between psychotic behavior and self-control problems, manipulation, or rebellious behaviors.
Demonstrates sound knowledge of psychotropic medications and other medications commonly used with psychiatric pediatric and adult patients.
Ensures that orders of seclusions & restraints are promptly and correctly followed; provides effective oversight, ensures correct implementation, follow up and documentation of all seclusion and restraints as needed and required.
Ensures that rounds and interval checks are properly made and documented and that problems are reported in a timely manner.
Assists in the selection and orientation of qualified personnel to provide optimum patient care.
Participates in in-service programs and takes a leadership role in maintaining therapeutic milieu; providing effective oversight, engagementsafety assurance, while working to ensure a therapeutic environment of care.
Provides guidelines/direction to staff regarding care required; provides structure to the units by ensuring program schedules are implemented.
Documents care provision and treatment progress in accurate timely manner as needed and assigned.
Assures that all psychiatric mental health and/or pediatric health standards are being met.
Attends mandatory monthly nurse meetings as an active participant.