DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Registered Nurse’s (RN) top priority is to deliver high quality safe care to psychiatric patients in an acute locked facility. The RN provides direct care and coordinates the care provided by other nursing personnel. The Registered Nurse plans and coordinates each patient’s multidisciplinary treatment plan (MDTP). The RN embraces Aurora Santa Rosa’s (ASR) mission, vision and value statements and upholds all the hospital policies. The RN understands the regulations that govern hospital services and provides clear direction to the team to meet all regulation requirements.
Assess patient needs, nursing staff resources and complete patient/ unit assignments based on acuity, patient treatment plans goals and unit operations.
Assess all patients’ status, provide direct care to assigned group of patients, prepares and administers medications as needed, and ensure necessary documentation is completed at the end of each shift.
Provide clinical summary information to other team members at treatment team meetings, shift reports and other hand-offs. The RN provides continual oversight of all patients and unit operations.
Work with nursing and other clinical staff to plan and document patient care. Document care plans on the MDTP and include patient problems, goal for hospitalization and short term goals. Include interventions provided by team members to assist patient in returning to a reasonable mental health status.
Provide patient care by routinely demonstrating knowledge of mental health diagnoses, standards of care, evidenced based practice, medications (including old and new psychotropic medications,) high risks for mental health patients, National Patient Safety Goals, and models of care.
Apply nursing process/process improvement to all levels of the organization. The scope of this process ranges from patient needs to the hospital needs as a whole. This includes ability to assess, collect data, define problems, set goals, initiate interventions and evaluate interventions. Complete timely Incident Reports and submits them to the Nurse Manager or House Charge.
Identify staffing needs based on staffing plan and acuity assessments.
Provide direct supervision to nursing staff throughout the shift in conjunction with the Nurse Manager, House Charge or CNO as appropriate.
Coordinate team members’ immediate response during psychiatric crises and provide effective leadership at all times.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Current California RN License
Current CPR certification (or obtained within 60 days of hire).
NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 90 days of hire
Knowledge and experience of psychiatric diagnosis and associated risks, medications, biological systems, nursing process, treatment planning, and leadership. New RN graduates may meet these requirements if they have completed a psychiatric rotation as part of nursing school or have psychiatric experience in another role.
$3000 bonus paid $500 after 90 day introductory period and $2500 after one year.