Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Inpatient, Per Diem- at Rockville General Hospital
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Utilizing the nursing process, provides high quality direct and
indirect patient centered care. - Coordinates patient care by
working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team. -
Communicates, as appropriate, the patient's clinical condition,
responding quickly and accurately to changes in condition or
response to treatment. - Responsible for creating and maintaining a
safe, structured and therapeutic milieu, with age-specific
behavioral management practices. - Demonstrates knowledge of the
principles of growth and development over the life span and the
skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient
population served. - Promotes the profession of nursing and
professional practice through collegial support and interactions.
Reports to the Clinical Coordinator. Creates a caring and
compassionate environment through Core Values of Teamwork, Respect,
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing and have a
current Registered Nurse license with the state of Connecticut.
Must maintain clinical competency required for area of assignment
including Basic Cardiac Life Support. - -
Must be able to communicate effectively using the English language
in both verbal and writing situations.
Must possess basic computer skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be
construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills,
efforts or working conditions associated with the job. - They are
intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and
responsibilities of this position. - These responsibilities and
competencies listed below may change from time to time.
Performs comprehensive assessments and re-assessments of the
patient's condition and care needs including the psychosocial,
physical, educational and cultural aspects as evidenced by
supervisor observation and chart audits.
Assess and reassess pain. - Utilizes appropriate pain management
tools and techniques. - Educates the patient and family regarding
pain management. - Documentation reflects assessments,
interventions and evaluation of effectiveness as evidenced by
Develops and revises individualized treatment plans as indicated by
assessment and patient response to treatment. - - Evaluates overall
plan daily for effectiveness. - Involves the patient and family in
the formulation of goals. Documentation reflects assessments,
interventions and evaluation of effectiveness. Evidenced by
supervisor review / observation.
Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential
for medication errors. Demonstrates knowledge of medications
including psychotropic drugs and their correct administration based
on age of the patient and their clinical condition as evidenced by
chart audits and supervisor observation.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes as
evidenced by supervisor observation.
Documents the nursing process and responses to care in a timely
manner utilizing the appropriate tools as evidenced by chart audits
and supervisor observation.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations. - Utilizes critical thinking skills and
sound judgment in priority setting and delegation as evidenced by
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and
evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching
as appropriate as evidenced by chart audits and supervisor
Practices autonomously, consistent with evidence-based standards. -
Pursues personal and professional growth and development. - Serves
as a professional role model and mentor as evidenced by supervisor
Demonstrates the ability to maintain a safe and therapeutic
environment as evidenced by observation of appropriate
interventions as well as patient, peer and supervisor feedback.
Demonstrates clinical expertise, perceptiveness, empathy and
interpersonal warmth as evidenced by supervisor and peer
observation and feedback on Satisfaction Surveys. - Displays and
promotes sensitivity to the privacy needs of psychiatric
Effectively uses psychological and physical management techniques
to manage violent or potentially violent situations consistent with
PMT training as evidenced by peer and supervisor observation.
Demonstrates the abilities to effectively set limits with patients
and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries as
evidenced by peer and supervisor observation. -
Collaborates and communicates with all members of the treatment
team to effectively meet the treatment needs of the patient as
evidenced by feedback from treatment team members and supervisor
Provides psychotherapeutic treatment to patients as evidenced by
documentation reflecting individual psychotherapeutic interventions
and documentation of nurse-led educational and psychotherapeutic
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