RN - Adult Psych Per Diem
Department: Psych West 2
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Union
Union Name: WH MNA - WH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Days: Various with wkend & hol commitments per WH MNA contract
Date Posted: 11/20/2020
Requisition Number: hrq-102870
West 2 is a 22 bed acute care for Adults ages 19-64 on a behavioral health unit. The unit is dedicated to providing exceptional care to people in our community with mental health and substance abuse illness. We established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, respect and dignity, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal. Our program is dedicated to depression, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, substance abuse and psychotic diagnoses. Our primary objective: we work to help our patients get better so they can live better lives.
The role of a Psych RN is to provide quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice and the role expectations of the patient care unit, including administration of medications and treatments. RN must demonstrate ability to respond to medical and psychiatric emergencies in a prompt, precise and professional manner and be able to work in collaboration with nurse manager to provide comprehensive, cost effective care and to support a problem solving approach to issues. Assess, plan, document and evaluate patient care in an adult locked psychiatric unit. Participates in quality improvement projects. Administers medications and treatments as needed. Acts as a resource for nursing issues and keeps abreast of all aspects of assigned patient care. Contributes to multidisciplinary treatment planning by bringing a nursing focus to team collaboration and contributing to multidisciplinary treatment planning. Communicates effectively with health team members. Interacts effectively with patients, families and significant others. Reports directly to Nurse Manager and will be assigned according to the needs of the unit.
Current MA RN Licensure required.
newly hire RNs are required to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or within one year from date of hire.
Current American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers BLS certification required.
1 year previous mental health experience in a locked unit strongly preferred.
Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility exam.
Key words: Registered Psychiatry Nurse