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Registered Nurse

Company: Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Delivers quality general/psychiatric nursing care to patients who are hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric or emotional disorders; supports the hospital's philosophy of care and ensures the safety and well-being of each patient.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assesses/re-assesses patient's by collecting and analyzing data through a systematic process of interaction with patients, patient's significant other, and the appropriate health care providers regarding the patient's physical, psychological, environmental, self-care, educational, spiritual, cultural, and anticipated discharge needs.
  • Performs suicide assessments and understands suicide precautions.
  • Identifies and incorporates each patient's unique needs into a comprehensive and individualized care plan.
  • Identifies and includes into the care plan of each patient the disease, condition, impairment or disability.
  • Evaluates each patients' care against the goals and plan of care and revises the care plan periodically, as needed.
  • Accurate and litigable documentation that meets current standards and policies.
  • Treats and cares for patients competently and as based on current developmental theories and psychiatric nursing knowledge and standards.
  • Understands a wide range of psychosocial, cognitive and/or developmental disorders and physical disabilities.
  • Rounds on patients, ensuring patient care and an environment that optimizes patient safety.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medication management to ensure patient care and reduce the likelihood of medical/health errors.

    Requirements

    Education/Licensure
    • Current Nevada State RN License
    • ADN / BSN or equivalent
    • Current CPR certification

      Skills And Abilities
      • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
      • Sensitivity and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
      • Working knowledge with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
      • Strong clinical and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to stabilize acute psychotic and non-violent crisis by using accepted intervention techniques.
      • Basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the adult/adolescent psychiatric population helpful
      • Familiarity of psycho pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with child, adolescent or adult psychiatric population preferred.

        Benefits

        Desert Parkway offers competitive benefits to include
        • Health insurance
        • Vision insurance
        • Dental insurance
        • 401K Retirement Plan
        • Healthcare spending account
        • Dependent care spending account
        • PTO Plan with holiday premium pay
        • Discounted cafeteria meal plan
        • Life insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are also available)
        • Short- and long-term disability (with additional buy-in opportunities)

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