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Registered Nurse Behavioral Health Unit

Company Name:
Memorial Healthcare
Registered Nurse Behavioral Health Unit
Req Number: 2791
Department: Behavioral Health Unit
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Days
Hours: 16 Hours/Pay, Days, Every Other Weekend, Rotate Holidays
Job Details:
RN Required

JOB SUMMARY
Works under the supervision of the unit Manager.A registered professional nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.She/he is responsible for direction and guidance of patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing and the policies and operating instructions of Memorial Healthcare Center.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
from an accredited school of nursing. RN license from Michigan or a permit to practice.
2.EXPERIENCE:Related experience preferred, not required.
For Charge Nurse: Minimum six months of clinical experience.The requirements are the same as for a staff RN, plus those noted.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Assesses the physical, psychological, and social dimensions and the educational needs of the patient on the admission and completes a written assessment within the time frame designated by the type of patient.
2.Identifies patient needs and formulates a written care plan based on the assessment of the patient.Care plan is initiated within 24 hours of admission.
3.Plan of care is implemented and documentation of effectiveness is reflected in the medical record.Revises/updates the plan as necessary, at least every 24 hours.
4.Utilizes leadership skills through delegation to, communication with, and evaluation of team members.
5.Recognizes changes in status of the patient and provides appropriate intervention and documentation.
6.Prioritizes care based on individual needs.
7.Initiates appropriate referrals as identified to meet the discharge needs of patients in collaboration with case management.
ongoing patient and family education based on daily assessment of disease process, care requirements, and expected recovery.
9.Participates in inservice and/or continuing education to maintain and improved understanding of the present and future trends in health care, and participates in unit and hospital wide committees to identify needs and assist in continuous performance improvement.
identified unit problems following appropriate chain of command (charge nurse, clinical director/supervisor, vice president), and actively participates in the problem solving process.
11.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on his/her assigned unit.Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient=s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient=s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit=s and division=s policies and procedures.
12.Demonstrates job related aspects of patient safety to assure a safe environment, safe and effective use of equipment and technology, and decreased risk of potential adverse patient occurrences.
13.Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
14.Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on his/her assigned unit.Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient''s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient''s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit''s and division''s policies and procedures.

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