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Psych Nurse - Geriatric Unit - FT

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Are you looking for a company that places integrity over their bottom line? Here at HCA , our everyday decisions are founded on compassion. Apply today and join a team that is dedicated to serving others in need. Southern Hills Hospital is located in Southwest Las Vegas just off the I-215 and Durango/Sunset exit. The facility is an accredited 180-bed acute care hospital providingemergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Southern Hills Hospital was v oted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas . Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital's advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresĀ® for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - the only Southern Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for four consecutive years. Southern Hills Hospital is the first institution in the state of Nevada to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a leading hospital in cardiology through their compliance with the ""Get with the Guidelines - Heart Failure"" program. In addition, Southern Hills Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for its Alzheimer's disease program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. We have also partnered with award-winning spine physicians from the Nevada Neurosciences Institute. Join us as we achieve our mission statement: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our employees come first. We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you. Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid Family Leave. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for several other benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family and medical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection. HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Psych Nurse to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here! POSITION SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides clinical and administrative support to the program. The RN performs therapeutic measures prescribed and delegated by the physician. Participates in patient education and rehabilitation and provides interpretation of treatment to the patient and the patient's family. The RN coordinates unit activities and assures accountability of all assigned tasks. Duties (included but not limited to): Demonstrates clinical knowledge of psychiatric nursing and maintains the highest quality of comprehensive patient care. Displays effective communication skills as evidenced by the ability to maintain therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians and staff. Is able to set limits as needed by recognizing potential behavior problems and does so in a caring and consistent manner. Utilizes knowledge of growth and development, psychopathology, and psychosocial systems. Has an accurate knowledge of psycho-dynamics and therapeutic processes as demonstrated by effective intervention and resolution of problems as they occur, and communication of the processes to others. Displays understanding of family dynamics by responding appropriately to family members when needed. Has a comprehensive knowledge of existing policies and procedures and utilizes the standards stated as evidenced by independent functioning and carrying out the philosophy of the Nursing Department. Consistently documents in the medical record all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis and as set forth in policy and procedure manual. Utilizes the nursing process, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation. Consistently completes all nursing assessments accurately with timeframes set forth in policy and procedure manual. Participate in the initiation of master treatment plan along with other key program staff. Attend treatment planning meetings and conferences to participate in patient's treatment process and progress. Participate in discharge planning and referrals. Utilizes treatment plan as means to communicate care to entire clinical team. Demonstrates professional skills and performs the tasks needed to maintain a therapeutic milieu and optimum patient care. Examines physician orders for completeness, accuracy, clarity and questions when appropriate. Correctly transcribes orders and documents implementation. Administers prescribed treatment and medications correctly. Documents administration of medication and treatments completely and accurately on the Medication Administration Record and progress notes in the medical record. Is privileged in restraint/seclusion and follows hospital policy. Displays competency in medical aspects of patient care as evidenced by recognizing signs and symptoms of medical conditions, intervening appropriately and documenting adequately in the Treatment Plan and progress notes. Conducts patient groups as evidenced by documentation in patient's medical record. Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with leadership. Demonstrates good organizational skills based on the needs of the patients and program as evidenced by following through on assigned tasks in a smooth and effective manner and determining priorities. Has a basic understanding of appropriate staffing patterns and nursing care hours and able to maintain appropriate levels in absence of Nurse Manager. Assumes supervision of nursing staff when directed by Nurse Manager. Demonstrates skills in admission, discharge and transfer of patients. Demonstrates a professional attitude and emotional stability when coping with stress, accepting guidance and evaluating own performance. Acts as a role model, by utilizing professional standards, motivating peers and co-workers, stimulating growth and development in others. Responsible for maintaining upgraded knowledge in psychiatric nursing by engaging in activities that will enhance current knowledge base. Attends unit meetings as specified by Nurse Manager in order to receive current information, and assists the Nurse Manager in communication of this information to other staff members. Complete all competency requirements in a timely manner. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by Nurse Manager. Helps promote program through referral development and community education events as assigned by Nurse Manager. If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today! 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. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Must possess at least an academic diploma in nursing and be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the appropriate state. EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 1 year of recent inpatient psychiatric nursing experience. CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: Must be BLS certified Must be CPI certified upon hire Hold a license to practice as a RN in the appropriate state. Psychiatric nursing certification preferred

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, North Las Vegas , Psych Nurse - Geriatric Unit - FT, Other , Las Vegas, Nevada

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