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Competition #:863310

Job Title:Registered Nurse, Behavorial Health

Department:6237 - Behavorial Health

Job Category:Behavorial Health

FTE:0.30 - 12 hours

Posted Date:10-19-2020

Closing date:11-03-2020

Schedule:12 hrs/wk; 7a-730p w/ Every 3rd Weekend

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt (Hourly)

POSITION PURPOSE  

The Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health RN is responsible for managing the care of adult or geriatric patients experiencing psychiatric/mental health disorders including substance abuse or addiction. Care management for these patients would require psychosocial, physical and behavioral assessments related to specific conditions, and behavioral therapies and interventions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Perform all duties of a registered nurse, including administration of therapies and medications.
  2. Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the adult or geriatric patient’s immediate condition or needs.
  3. Conducts ongoing assessments as determined by the adult or geriatric patient’s condition and/or the hospital assessment and reassessment policy, or orders and reprioritizes care accordingly.
  4. Develops plan of care that is individualized for the adult or geriatric patient reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team and focused on helping patient to improve health.
  5. Performs appropriate interventions as ordered in an accurate and timely manner.
  6. Performs therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the adult or geriatric patient and his/her family.
  7. Provides individualized patient/family education customized to the adult or geriatric patient and his/her family.
  8. Documents patient assessment findings, behavioral/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.
  9. Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff.
  10. Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or geriatric patient’s and family’s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
  11. Maintains current competency in adult psychiatric/mental health care nursing including the safe use of restraints and seclusion. 

SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.
  • Experience serving adult clients with mental illness.
  • Familiarity with mental health theory and practice.
  • Maintain 15 CEUs per year in the area of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing preferred, required in 5 years of hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required.