Documents in the medical record according to established policies. Maintains current knowledge of medication policies and practices, including side effects, dosage and patient response.
Completes medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, administration and documentation according to established policies.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of DSM IV diagnosis as evidenced by individual, group and milieu therapeutic interventions.
Manages crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
Adheres to Nursing Standards and Policies including ANA Standards for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Professional Code for Nurses, the WPIC policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act.
Performs point of care testing per unit (i.e., glucose monitoring, urinalysis, Hemocults.)
Performs charge RN responsibilities competently and effectively.
Participates with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing required.
Six months of experience in Clinical Psychiatry preferred.
Successful completion of the central and unit specific orientation programs including the medication proficiency examination.
The incumbent must by physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill patients as necessary including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment, such as, wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Comprehensive Crisis Management
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