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RN Behavioral Health Nurse (Day Shift)

Company: Masonicare
Location: Wallingford
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

RN Behavioral Health Nurse (Day Shift) Masonicare Health Center - Behavioral Health - Evening Shift / 24hrs/wk / EOW 43-bed Behavioral Health Hospital at the Masonicare Health Center - Wallingford, CT - COMPENSATION: Masonicare has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. -You are paid within the salary range relative to your experience. -The pay range for this position is: $35 - $51 - -/ hour The Behavioral Health Nurse provides professional nursing care to emotionally disturbed and/or mentally ill patients for Behavioral Health. Works with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care and assist in treatment plans for patients; and to perform related work. Practices Evidence-Based nursing. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assumes the professional responsibility and accountability for a group of residents/patients including:
  • Medication/Treatment Administration
  • Teaching
  • Supervision of all nursing staff to assure implementation of the interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history. Performs ongoing and systematic assessments utilizing the nursing process to establish a comprehensive goal directed interdisciplinary plan.
  • Plans and provides nursing care for patients. -
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with residents/patients, families, colleagues and other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure that treatment is appropriate to meet the age, needs and abilities of resident/patient and unit needs.
  • Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications. Arranges further medical attention when necessary. -
  • Assists the client in understanding the nature of emotional disturbances and accepting the need for treatment. -
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients. -
  • Tests for vital signs of pain and ensures treatments of pain. -
  • Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physician's written orders. -
  • Maintains patient confidentiality. -
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping. -
  • Performs administrative assignments such as filing, answering phones, typing, and completing progress notes in the computer system. -
  • Provides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by personally responding to requests for service or making appropriate referral. -
  • Supervises the care provided by CNAs & LPNs assuring adherence to the plan of care, resident profile, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in educational programs, inservices, meetings and workshops and utilizes current literature to enhance professional skills and knowledge. - - - -Attends all annual mandatory programs.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities as directed.
  • Follows standards of the Diligent Minimal Lift Program.
  • Performs other duties as required. Minimum Qualifications: Education: - - - - - - - - - -Graduate of accredited school of nursing. -BSN Preferred. Experience: - - - - - - - - Minimum one year clinical experience, preferably in an acute and/or Behavioral Health capacity. - Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current RN or LPN license in the State of Connecticut, in good standing - - - - - - Key Competencies: - - - Knowledge of:
  • Professional nursing principles, procedures, and techniques used in the care and treatment of psychiatric patients. -
  • Social, psychological, and physical factors of mental and emotional disorders. Medical and psychological terminology.
  • Medications, including psychotropic drugs, and effects on psychiatric patients. Control, preparation and administration of medications. -
  • State of Connecticut laws and regulations for the nursing profession. -
  • Regulations pertaining to psychiatric nursing and the treatment of the mentally and emotionally disturbed patients. -
  • Theories, principles, and techniques of group and individual psychotherapy. -
  • Symptoms and behavior patterns of emotionally disturbed mentally ill patients. -
  • Medical and psychiatric emergency procedures.--- Ability to:
  • Apply professional nursing care principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of geropsychiatric patients. -
  • Develop interpersonal therapeutic relationships with psychiatric patients. -
  • Keep accurate written charts and records of patient activities and progress. -
  • Comply with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures. -
  • Use professional judgment to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with patients in crisis. -
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and function calmly in situations, which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy. -
  • Provide prompt, efficient, and responsive service. -
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations. -
  • Work as part of a team and to manage multiple priorities; to speak, read and write English in order to communicate with patients, residents and clinical staff; to effectively interact with residents and staff; organized; ability to utilize a personal computer/CRT to input and retrieve patient information; and familiarity with the Care Plan Development. #rnbehavioralhealth

Keywords: Masonicare, New England , RN Behavioral Health Nurse (Day Shift), Healthcare , Wallingford, Northeast

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