The Behavioral Health and Psychiatric RN ensures that all clinical care is delivered in a manner that meets or exceeds goals and expectations for clinical outcomes, quality assurance standards, and patient satisfaction.
Provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Associates degree or higher in Nursing
For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017; must complete BSN within five years of hire OR - Must complete additional studies for one year as designated (study will be determined by unit educator and nurse manager as deemed needed by employee) AND must obtain Advanced Certification (Psychiatric Nurse certification or Medical Nurse certification) within 2 years
Certified in behavior management techniques
RN License in state of practice
Knowledge and understanding of physician desk reference guide
Computer literate and proficient in various computer programs
Knowledge of accreditation standards
Minimum one to three years of relevant experience
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