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Psych Nurse - Geriatric Unit - FT

Company: southern hills hospital
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Are you looking for a company that places integrity over theirbottom 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 andDurango/Sunset exit. The facility is an accredited 180-bed acute care hospitalproviding?emergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health(geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 andolder, accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, adedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imagingand surgical services.??Southern Hills Hospital?was?votedthe?Best Hospital in Las Vegas.?Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medicalstaff, Southern Hills Hospital's advanced care and superior service make forbetter outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.?The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcareorganizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a?TopPerformer on Key Quality Measures??for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - theonly Southern Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for four consecutiveyears.?

Southern Hills Hospital is the first institution in the state ofNevada to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a leading hospitalin cardiology through their compliance with the ?Get with the Guidelines -Heart Failure? program.In addition, Southern Hills Hospital earned The Joint Commission'sGold Seal of Approval? for its Alzheimer's disease program by demonstratingcompliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health carequality and safety in disease-specific care.We have also partnered with award-winning spine physicians fromthe Nevada Neurosciences Institute.Join us as we achieve our mission statement:?Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement ofhuman life.?Our employees comefirst.? We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needsare met.? Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you.?Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid FamilyLeave.? Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for severalother benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family andmedical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection.?HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of ourcolleagues.? We will provide you the tools and resources you need tosucceed in our organization.? We are currently looking for an ambitiousPsych Nurse?to help us reach our goals.? Unlock yourpotential here!?normal"> POSITIONSUMMARY:?The registered nurse provides clinical andadministrative support to the program. The RN performs therapeutic measuresprescribed and delegated by the physician. Participates in patient educationand rehabilitation and provides interpretation of treatment to the patient andthe patient?s family. The RN coordinates unit activities and assuresaccountability of all assigned tasks.?Duties (included butnot limited to):
Demonstrates clinical knowledge ofpsychiatric nursing and maintains the highest quality of comprehensive patientcare.Displays effective communication skillsas evidenced by the ability to maintain therapeutic relationships withpatients, families, physicians and staff.Is able to set limits as needed byrecognizing potential behavior problems and does so in a caring and consistentmanner.Utilizes knowledge of growth anddevelopment, psychopathology, and psychosocial systems.Has an accurate knowledge ofpsycho-dynamics and therapeutic processes as demonstrated by effectiveintervention and resolution of problems as they occur, and communication of theprocesses to others.Displays understanding of familydynamics by responding appropriately to family members when needed.Has a comprehensive knowledge ofexisting policies and procedures and utilizes the standards stated as evidencedby independent functioning and carrying out the philosophy of the NursingDepartment.Consistently documents in the medicalrecord all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis and as set forth inpolicy and procedure manual.Utilizes the nursing process, whichincludes assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation.Consistently completes all nursingassessments accurately with timeframes set forth in policy and proceduremanual.Participate in the initiation of mastertreatment plan along with other key program staff.Attend treatment planning meetings andconferences to participate in patient?s treatment process and progress.Participate in discharge planning andreferrals.Utilizes treatment plan as means tocommunicate care to entire clinical team.Demonstrates professional skills and performsthe tasks needed to maintain a therapeutic milieu and optimum patient care.Examines physician orders forcompleteness, accuracy, clarity and questions when appropriate. Correctlytranscribes orders and documents implementation.Administers prescribed treatment andmedications correctly.Documents administration of medicationand treatments completely and accurately on the Medication AdministrationRecord and progress notes in the medical record.Is privileged in restraint/seclusion andfollows hospital policy.Displays competency in medical aspectsof patient care as evidenced by recognizing signs and symptoms of medicalconditions, intervening appropriately and documenting adequately in theTreatment Plan and progress notes.Conducts patient groups as evidenced bydocumentation in patient?s medical record.Demonstrates behavior that is consistentwith leadership.Demonstrates good organizational skillsbased on the needs of the patients and program as evidenced by followingthrough on assigned tasks in a smooth and effective manner and determiningpriorities.Has a basic understanding of appropriatestaffing patterns and nursing care hours and able to maintain appropriatelevels in absence of Nurse Manager.Assumes supervision of nursing staffwhen directed by Nurse Manager.Demonstrates skills in admission,discharge and transfer of patients.Demonstrates a professional attitude andemotional stability when coping with stress, accepting guidance and evaluatingown performance.Acts as a role model, by utilizingprofessional standards, motivating peers and co-workers, stimulating growth anddevelopment in others.Responsible for maintaining upgradedknowledge in psychiatric nursing by engaging in activities that will enhancecurrent knowledge base.Attends unit meetings as specified byNurse Manager in order to receive current information, and assists the NurseManager in communication of this information to other staff members.Complete all competency requirements ina timely manner.Performs other duties and specialprojects as assigned by Nurse Manager.Helps promote program through referraldevelopment and community education events as assigned by Nurse Manager.?If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfactionand personal growth, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review allapplications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of ourmanagers. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today!?We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at ourcompany. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, nationalorigin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, ordisability 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 preferredNotice Our Company?s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking?here.For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.

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