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Job Summary: The Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides planning and delivery of direct and indirect patient care through the nursing process of Assessment, Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation. Develops nursing care plan in coordination with patient, family and interdisciplinary staff as necessary. Communicates changes in patient's clinical condition with Physicians, Nursing Supervisor/Manager, and co-workers as appropriate. Participates in discharge planning process.
Maintains the standard of nursing care and implements policies and procedures of the hospital and nursing department.
Directs, supervises and evaluates nursing care provided to patients.
Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs and condition of the patient, potential for harm, complexity of the task, and within scope of practice of the staff to whom the task is delegated.
Assigns nursing care team members in accordance to patient needs, team member's capabilities and qualifications
Documents patient admission assessment and reassessments, patient care plans and other pertinent information, completely in the patient's medical record according to nursing standards and policies.
Performs assessment on all patients on admission and reassessments as per policy. Makes referrals to other disciplines based on assessment.
Develops nursing care plan of assigned patient on admission, updates plan of care as needed and ensures plan of care is coordinated with patient, family, and other members the team.
Administers medication utilizing the five rights of medication administration reducing the potential for medication errors.
Assesses and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. Revises the plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment, and evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age. Receives physician's orders, ensures transcription is accurate and documents completion.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate. Assists physicians with examinations, treatments and special procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills within scope of practice.
Performs treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. Interprets data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Initiates or assists with emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients' condition.
Answers telephone, paging system, patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs, and makes rounds of assigned patients and responds as appropriate.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs. Provides end of shift report to on coming nurse, narcotics are counted, documentation is complete, and physician orders signed off.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to management, co-workers, and physicians. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
Participates in orientation, instruction/training of new personnel. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program.
Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
Minimum one year in an inpatient psychiatric setting.