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Registered Nurse (RN)

Las Vegas, NV

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses/re-assesses 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.
  • Ability to perform suicide assessments and understand 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 patient’s 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 environment that optimizes patient safety.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medication management to ensure patient care and reduce the likelihood of medical/health errors.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Licensure:

  • Current Nevada RN Licensure
  • BSN preferred

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrates sound leadership skills
  • Ability to organize activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks for patients.
  • Ability to stabilize acute psychotic and non-violent crises 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.

Contact Info

Send resume or CV to Karen Birmingham at karen.birmingham@desertparkway.com