Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Hospital

Job Summary

The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for assigned patients. The RN plans and sets goals that demonstrate a holistic approach to patients and families. The RN assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level and demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills related to patients’ mental health and physical health needs.

Specifics

  • Renewable Assignments
  • Current Shifts Available:
    • 7p-7a
  • Child/adolescent units
  • Adult Psychiatric units
  • Dress code: Navy Scrubs
  • Must attend TCI during new hire orientation and continue to keep the training current as required by the hospital

Description of Work

  • Conduct intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history
  • Plan and provide nursing care for patients
  • Make nursing diagnoses of the medical and emotional status of patients and recommend treatment options
  • Consult with psychiatrists and other behavioral health staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients
  • Administer and note reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications. Arranges further medical attention when necessary.
  • Assist the patient in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatment
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients
  • Test for vital signs of pain and ensure treatments of pain
  • Document all patient information on medical charts and follow physicians' written orders
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical record keeping
  • Perform administrative assignments such as filing, answering phones, typing, and completing progress notes in the computer system

Essential Core Functions

  • Develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum
  • Facilitate the patient and family’s right to receive safe, quality, and cost-effective care
  • Maintain and protect confidentiality regarding all aspects of patient care and information
  • Demonstrate a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families
  • Utilize appropriate resources to meet patient needs and achieve positive patient outcomes
  • Assist in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues
  • Demonstrate the use of the nursing process as a problem-solving model
  • Demonstrate respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participate as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others

Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Active/Clear professional Registered Nurse licensure (single state WV, or compact state to include WV)
  • Minimum 1-year experience as an RN, with a minimum 6-months experience in a mental health setting preferred
  • Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse preferred
  • Direct care experience within the previous year
  • Ability to follow care plans and/or clinical orders
  • Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other agency screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other Client screening/application requirements

Benefits

  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program
  • Ask your Talent Acquisition Specialist for additional benefits and further details (www.nationalhcs.com)