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RN (Registered Nurse) Behavioral Health- St Elizabeth Youngstown, OH

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health New Hires Eligible for Sing on Bonus Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Behavioral Health Registered Nurse (RN) functions as a care provider of a multidisciplinary care team responsible for the delivery of comprehensive patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation through evidence-based practices, policies, procedures, guidelines of the organization, and within the State's Nurse Practice Act. The RN provides a safe and therapeutic environment for patients by managing the milieu and ensures patient care is delivered in an individualized manner, expressing dignity and respect for each patient. The RN collaborates with providers and treatment team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes.Essential Job Functions In collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams, establishes goals and strategies for meeting the discharge or continuing care needs with the patient. Collects and records nursing assessment of the physical and behavioral health status of the patient. Effectively communicates assessment information, the nursing component, and all modifications of the plan of care to appropriate members of the treatment team and interdisciplinary team. Applies effective interviewing skills to elicit information from patient and/or family/significant other that is necessary to plan and implement the treatment plan. Develops, maintains, or modifies the individualized treatment plan of care. Executes the treatment plan as developed by the provider and interdisciplinary team members. Continuously evaluates the patient's response to the nursing interventions, quality of patient care and care environment to ensure optimal patient outcomes are met. Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who are having coping difficulty, utilizing therapeutic prevention/intervention techniques. Acts as the patient advocate. BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCurrent RN License in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (required for Pediatric BH Units)EducationBachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)Work Experience1 year of RN experience (required)Recent Behavioral Health experience (preferred)TrainingDe-Escalation Training (preferred)EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) Training (preferred)Skills Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff. Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others. Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission. Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources. Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care. Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery. Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly. Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness. Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care. Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources. Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely. Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops. Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions. Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources. Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances. Protects the safety and privacy of all persons. Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies. Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences. Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence. Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency. De-escalation Empathy Knowledge of Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health Ability to set clear boundariesWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be required to use physical restraintsMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials May have periods of constant interruptionsGeneral office environment Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 1-33%Climbing 1-33%Balance 1-33%Bending 34-66%Sitting 34-66%Walking 34-66%Standing 34-66%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/tape recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionUse of Latex GlovesExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposurePatient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Registered Nurse (RN) - PsychiatricJob Summary:The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by: Utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status Implementing clinical nursing interventions Having a highly diverse medical skillset Developing and performing patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes Ensuring a safe and therapeutic environmentEssential Functions: Provide direct patient care according to the provider's prescribed plan of care (and nursing scope of practice) while closely monitoring progress/recovery Assess and documents the patient's conditions and report changes as needed Administer medication, insulin, and IV/fluids, documenting thoroughly Inspect and care for wounds, changing dressings and assisting with personal hygiene Applies effective interviewing skills to elicit information from patient and/or family/significant other that is necessary to plan and implement the treatment plan Assess patient for further injuries, infections, bedsores, etc. and deliver appropriate treatments Collaborate with providers, aides, and allied health professionals to ensure exceptional patient outcomes Other duties as assignedEducation: Graduate of an accredited Associates degree or Bachelors degree in NursingCertifications: Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (required for Pediatric BH Units)Experience: One (1) year of professional experience practicing as a Registered Nurse (RN) Recent Behavioral Health experience (preferred..... click apply for full job details

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