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Registered Nurse (RN)-Saint Johns,MI

Company: Hire Velocity
Location: Saint Johns
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Saint Johns, Michigan. This and other rn jobs brought to you by

One year of behavioral health experience preferred not required

Position Summary
The Registered Nurse provides nursing care to patients on each clinical unit as assigned, utilizing the nursing process. Patient population serviced includes both adolescents and adults.

Core Competencies

  • Actively supports, promotes and works to fulfill the Mission, Vision and Values of the Hospital.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Service Excellence program.
  • Meets all competency and education requirements annually per department standards, which will include age specific-growth and development competencies.

    Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

    Utilizing the nursing process, the RN develops an initial nursing treatment plan for each admitted patient.
    Competent in assessing, planning, and delivering care for patients with co-occurring disorders.
    The nurse continually assesses and reassesses the patient's medical and psychiatric status and changing needs.
    Participates with other team members in planning and implementing the patient's treatment plan.
    Directs and participates with other personnel in maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu.
    Assists with discharge planning and works with patient's discharge.
    Provides leadership to other personnel in crisis behavioral management. Determines the need for the use of seclusion and/or restraint with patients, assesses the patient's physical and emotional status and determines the cessation of their use, when appropriate,
    Provides medication administration, medication teaching activities, assessment of medication side effects and medication efficacy, and assists physicians in obtaining informed consent.
    Maintains own professionalism and adheres to the determined standards of care and performance.
    Accurately transcribes physician orders according to nursing policy and procedure.
    Adheres to the Infection Control policies and procedures of the hospital and follows

    standard precautions at all times.

    Assesses and reassesses patient's pain and provides nursing care as needed.
    Attend Monthly Nursing Staff meetings or read minutes and sign form of acknowledgement.
    Maintains and stays current with nursing standards of care and nursing practices.
    15. Demonstrates the ability to handle incoming crisis calls, make referrals and complete assessments as


    Demonstrates ability to maintain therapeutic relationships, which do not allow self-disclosure of

    personal/social information to patients and adheres to the Professional Boundary Policy.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Professional Responsibilities

  • TB Skin Test must be current in order to be scheduled for work.
    CPR renewals must be renewed prior to expiration in order to be scheduled for work.
    Delinquent medical records must be taken care of in a timely manner.

    Charge Nurse Functions and Responsibilities (Assigned on an as needed basis each shift)
    1. Provides overall leadership for all unit nursing staff, for the shift.

  • Triages admissions and coordinates discharges and admissions with Intake Department.
  • Is a resource to all departments of the hospital during the shift.
  • Provides leadership in emergencies and leads all codes for the hospital.
  • Oversees staffing for current shift and next shift.

    Safety Responsibilities

  • Report any/all safety concerns to Supervisor, Director of Risk Management, Maintenance
  • If injured, will complete with supervisor, an Employee Accident Report and submit it to Human Resources Director.
  • Will report accidents to the Human Resources Director by the end of the shift or within 24 hours outlining the nature of the injury.
  • If injured, will abide by the Return to Work/Light Duty Program guidelines.
  • Will abide by the Hospital's Safety Policies.

    Minimum Skills, Experience, Licensure, & Educational Requirements

    Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
    Basic understanding of psychiatric nursing theory and practice with previous psychiatric clinical experience desired.
    Demonstrates clinical competency in providing general nursing care.
    Current RN licensure in the state of Michigan.
    CPR/Handle with Care certification.

    Physical Demands of the Job
    1. Physically and mentally demanding with prolonged extensive or considerable sitting, standing, and walking. May include turning and lifting patients.

    Working Conditions

  • Assisting in physical management/crisis control.
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Must handle emergencies or crisis situations.
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple call and inquiries.

    The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements of the performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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