RN Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health
Posted on: November 15, 2019
We Are Hiring Staff Nurse Behavioral Health - Adlt Psychiatry Nrsng
Unit 001 - Part-Time, Days - St Vincent's Medical Center -
Bridgeport, CTWhy Join Ascension? St. Vincent's Health Services, in
Bridgeport, Connecticut, includes a licensed 473-bed community
teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in
Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and St. Vincent's
Special Needs Services. In 2012, and again in 2018, St. Vincent's
achieved Magnet? Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence.
Known throughout the region for exceptional cardiovascular care,
St. Vincent?s specializes in primary care, breast health,
obstetrics, emergency medicine, behavioral health, cancer care,
bariatric, and orthopedics. St. Vincent's was founded in 1903 by
the Daughters of Charity.St. Vincent?s Health Services is part of
Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to
transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As
one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the
U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate,
personalized care to all, especially to those most in need.? In
FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons
living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You
Will Do As an RN Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health with St.
Vincent's Health Services, you will have the opportunity to
provide?direct patient care to behavioral health patients in
accordance with the established policies and procedures of the
- Performs initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessments
according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Develops a
nursing plan of care consistent with the master treatment
- Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in
planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions
appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each
- Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and
conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
- Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises
nursing plan of care as needed. Collaborates with the treatment
team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to
the changes in patient status.
- Performs appropriate assessments of patients per hospital
policy and identifies physical, psychosocial, cultural spiritual
and age-related needs in order to provide individualized care of
- Develops and documents a comprehensive plan of nursing care in
collaboration with the patient and family to meet the physical,
psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and age-related needs of patients
in order to facilitate the delivery of care.
- Provides direct patient care according to physician's order and
appropriate protocols as evidenced by documentation in patient's
medical record and direct supervisor or peer observation.
- Evaluates and recognizes changes in patients' physical and
psychosocial status and revises the plan of care as necessary.
- Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel,
consistent with their level of education and expertise in order to
meet patients' needs and to maximize staff performance.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to behavioral health patients and to interact with the
interdisciplinary team in order to achieve the desired outcomes for
- Other Duties as assigned
- Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015),
ANA Code of Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement
(2015).What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
- Required Credential(s):
- Licensed?Registered Nurse?credentialed from the?Connecticut
Department of Public Health?obtained prior to hire date or job
- One or more of the following:
- Certified?BLS Provider?credentialed from the?American Heart
Association (AHA)?obtained within?2 Months (60 days)?of hire date
or job transfer date.?
- Certified?BLS Provider?credentialed from the?American Red
Cross?obtained within?2 Months (60 days)?of hire date or job
- Associate Degree?
- Associate Degree in Nursing Required, BSN Preferred and
Experience in an acute care psychiatric setting is preferred.
Evidence of leadership ability. Must be able to both individually
and as a team member successfully manage out of control patients
using the methods outlined in the MOAB training.?E-Verify Statement
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Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an
Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).? This law applies
to all hires including?volunteers?and
students.St.?Vincent's?Health?Services participates in the
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