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Registered Nurse RN Psychiatric

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Rochester
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:



Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital is a 112-bed acute care facility that is unique in today's healthcare environment. Frisbie is about our people, our technology and the trust of our patients. We use the latest technology to help our dedicated staff find solutions that benefit our patients. Technology that promotes faster healing, better health, higher quality of life and in-turn, career satisfaction. Frisbie Memorial Hospital's ability to excel at caring for the community depends on its people. That's why we invest in our workforce and reward employees for exceptional performance -- and why we offer a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package.


HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. 


Position Summary:  Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health Unit

The RN Behavioral Health is primarily responsible for adhering to the hospital's Standards of Patient Care to deliver safe and quality patient care.  The RN performs all treatments and procedures as outlined in the Standards Manual and applicable regulatory and professional entities/ guidelines, standards, protocols and procedures within the scope of RN practice.

Patient Population Served :

The Geropsychiatric Unit RN is expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on the physical ability, intellectual development, psychosocial, education and safety needs of the geriatric patient.

Essential Position Functions :

The following functions must be able to be carried out by the incumbent with or without reasonable accommodation:  

  1. Assessment
    • Interviews patient and caregiver/family on admission to obtain a bio-psycho-social history relevant to reason for admission.
    • Assesses the patient's physical, emotional and psychosocial status.
    • Reviews all test results including neuropsychological, lab, x-ray for ongoing assessment and reporting to physicians.
    • Assesses patient and family/caregiver for discharge needs.
    • Assesses patient status on an ongoing basis.
    • Communicates patient needs/assessment to physicians/APRN, GPU social worker.
    • Assesses for developmental needs.


  1. Planning of Care
    • Develops a written nursing care plan with patient and family input that is individualized to patient needs, supportive of clinical diagnostic presentation and supportive of all skills and abilities.
    • Coordinates and documents the interdisciplinary plan of care.
    • Directs the patient's participation in the therapeutic milieu and bio-psychosocial program.
    • Develops teaching plans to meet the learning needs of patients, family, and caregiver relevant to discharge needs.


  1. Implementation of Interdisciplinary Plan
    • Acknowledges, validates accurate transcription, coordinates and implements physician orders.
    • Applies the interdisciplinary plan of care, monitoring for effectiveness.
    • Administers medications and monitors for desired, side or adverse effects.
    • Provides instruction to patient.
    • Applies behavioral and supportive therapeutic approaches with individuals and groups to accomplish clinically sound behavior management outcomes.


  1. Evaluating Plan of Care
    • Reviews and updates the interdisciplinary treatment plan in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the patient and the family.
    • Communicates ongoing care needs to caregivers regarding discharge planning (nursing homes, group homes, families, etc.)


  1. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the patient focused on empathy and clinically appropriate, evidence based treatment modalities.


  1. Applies principles and techniques of crisis prevention and intervention.


  1. Maintains a safe therapeutic environment for patients, families, staff, and corrects hazards promptly.  Adheres to hospital safety policy and procedure.


  1. Provides patient education to patient/family minimally regarding the hospitalization disease process and medications.


  1. Documents all pertinent information on the patient's medical record in an accurate, detailed manner adhering to policy and format for charting. Documentation is relevant, legible, clear and concise.


  1. Assumes Charge Nurse role upon demonstrated knowledge of responsibilities when assigned.


  1. Participates actively in department meetings: patient care rounds, interdisciplinary staff meetings and nursing staff meetings.


  1. Supports Department's customer service efforts. Provides service excellence to patients and their families, medical staff, peers, support services and other hospital personnel. Provides immediate and satisfactory problem resolution for valid customer complaints or refers complex customer service problems to the Clinical Coordinator.


  1. Demonstrates knowledge of, and support for, hospital Mission and Values Statement, department goals and objectives. Assists in development and implementation of department mission and values statement, goals and objectives.


  1. Develops and maintains professional relationship with physicians, peers, and medical support services, demonstrating an internal customer service attitude of openness, constructive problem solving and respect for all.


  1. Follows the principles of infection control as outlined  in the Policy and Procedure manual including the initiating of airborne droplet and strict precautions as soon as patient=s symptoms/lab values indicate they are needed.


  1. Participates in the department's Performance Improvement program by collaborating with the department's PI representative in developing and implementing effective PI programs.


  1. Assumes responsibility for own professional behavior, development and on-going education with self- awareness of strengths and areas for improvement. Self-initiates learning/growth activities. Keeps Clinical Coordinator informed of mandatory education/competency compliance.


  1. Demonstrates a commitment to containing costs and efficient use of material resources.


Licensure / Experience:

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Hampshire or a compact state.


Tuition Reimbursement Program (up to $5,250/calendar year)

Student Loan Repayment Program

3-5 of experience in hospital and ambulatory setting.  Geropsychiatric experience preferred.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high stress work environment. Ability to maintain customer focused interpersonal communication skills and patient confidentiality.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.


Benefits & Opportunities

At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional al la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k with company match (3%-9%), flex spending accounts for medical and childcare needs, and participate in our tuition reimbursement and our Student Loan Repayment Program.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status



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