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Staff Nurse - Psychiatry

Company: NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County
Location: Kings
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.Job Description SHIFT I (7:00PM-7:30AM) PURPOSE OF POSITION The Staff Nurse is a registered professional nurse who is part of a multi- disciplinary team in the Department of Behavioral providing nursing care for selected population seeking mental health services. The population serviced includes child, adolescent, adult and geriatric. of care is done utilizing nursing processes and Watson Theory of caring within the nursing scope as established by State Board of Nursing, American Nursing Association scope and standards of practice and other regulation standards, in addition to Kings County Behavioral Health Policy and Procedures. He or She collaborates with patient and significant others in a holistic manner which consoles the psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and sexual orientation that may infringe on their perception of mental illness. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Staff Nurse reports to AHN on their assigned tour, or director using the Behavioral Health Escalation guidelines. In accordance the UAPs reports to the Staff Nurse. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Clinical Activities Associated with the Nursing Process

  • Demonstrates knowledge (i.e. theories of growth and development, biological, behavioral and social health patterns associated with chemical dependency) through the provision of Behavioral Health mental health nursing (i.e. the therapeutic use of self).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Comprehensive Physical assessment, trauma informed care, crisis intervention, risk assessment, the CTRS Triage process, chemical dependency to complete the triage assessment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Nursing process to initiate, implement and revise a written plan of care and measurable goals individualized to meet each patient and family needs,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of team process in order to collaborate with the multidisciplinary team in the development of the multi- disciplinary plan of care. Attend and participate in huddle report.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic relation, communicate and coping skills, and crisis intervention to promote the alleviation of both physical and psychosocial stressors. In addition, the staff nurse will identify and utilize the patient support system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of motivational interview skills to assess, promote and implement patient and family centered educational needs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policy, procedure and skill in appreciation of close and constant observation levels. Jn addition he or she is responsible to manage other special situations such as code 66, code 99, code orange and code white.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about and skill in the administration of pharmacological and other medications and other treatment modalities and document their effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about PMCS techniques and skill in the application of restraints in accordance with policy and procedure.
  • Collaborates in-the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu that respects patients' rights and provides a safe environment to facilitate therapeutic gains in the areas of communication and social living skills.
  • Utilizes principles of group dynamics and techniques to initiate and/or co-facilitate group work activities on a progressive basis.
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKG function and maintain IV therapy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all reportable incidences to individual agencies (ACS, APS, and Justice Center, NY Safe Act etc.) In addition initiate incident reports in accordance with Kings County established policy and procedure and participates in appropriate investigations including root cause analysis of the sentinel events on "near miss" in order to identify' corrective measures and prevent recurrences
  • Knowledge of LEP procedures including language with interpret services, services for the deaf, blind and special circumstances such as Seeing Eye dog. Administrative Activities Associates with Accountability and Responsibility
    • Performs within the multi-disciplinary setting as a team leader and teaches guides or supervises all Licensed Practical Nurses and UAPs.
    • Accepts charge responsibility and delegate's assignments based on patient acuity and employee skill level of competency.
    • Participates in the evaluating process of staff through input to the Head Nurse and/or Supervisor.
    • Participates in performance improvement activities through gathering data, monitoring and evaluating care to ensure compliance with standards within evidence based practice.
    • Participates in the orientation process of new nursing employees. Acts in the role of a preceptor as designated following training by Assistant Director of Nursing.
    • Communicates formally and informally patient care issues of concern to Head/Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervisor and/or Physician.
    • Participates in peer review and share information with staff,
    • Attend unit based and organization meeting; be informed by reading and acknowledging policy and memorandum and meeting minutes. Complete all required surveys and compliance training.
    • Demonstrates knowledge about patient rights and community mental health laws.
    • Adheres to customer service standards, HIPPA and HCAPS.
    • Fosters the cultural change process through initiation of and participation in forums that encourage open discussion and where staff input is sought, valued and utilized as appropriate in the decision making process. Educational Activities Associated with Self Development
      • Attends yearly mandatory classes.
      • Identifies learning/development needs. and plans through formal and informal means to meet them,
      • Demonstrates commitment to continuing self-development through participation in committee work, staff development, continuing education programs, and professional organizations. Life Safety Maintenance Activities
        • Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, ACLS and RN Licensure-
        • Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures; Code 71 1, Fire and Evacuation Procedures, Internal/External Disaster plans and procedures.
        • Implement infection control policies and procedures
        • Adheres to policy and procedure related to National Patient Safety Goals. Minimum Qualifications For individuals holding an unrestricted registered professional nursing license BEFORE July 1,2020 in New York State, another state or United States territory:1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nursein New York State; and2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American HeartAssociation (AHA).For individuals issued a registered professional nursing license on or AFTER July 1, 2020,based on expected implementation of Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2017 and Chapter 380 of theLaws of 2018:1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered ProfessionalNurse in New York State; anda. A Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing or higher (or other nursing degree, as identified by NYSEducation Department including Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor ofPhilosophy Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science) from an accredited college oruniversity, registered with the NYSED; orb. Obtains a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing or higher, as described in a above, within ten(10) years of the date of initial licensure; and2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association(AHA). Nurse Residency Program: Get the support you need to grow and thrive at NYC Health + Hospitals through our innovativeAll full-time new hires that are recent graduates or new to their specialties are automatically enrolled in our 12-month Nurse Residency Program to assist in the transition to professional nursing practice while delivering patient care in a clinical environment. The Nurse Residency Program features interactive sessions, special educational events, simulations, and group seminars on evidence-based best practices, decision-making, conflict-resolution, end-of-life care, health care quality, patient safety and more. Participants will receive mentorship support, build relationships with nursing peers and develop leadership skills. For more information, log into Preferences
          • Licensed and currently registered or otherwise duly authorized to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
          • Maintains competency in both the clinical and administrative aspects of the job as outlined in this job description.
          • Evidence of graduation from an accredited national league of Nursing Program or its equivalent
          • One (1) year Medical Surgical RN expereince Preferred. How To Apply Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire. If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button:

Keywords: NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County, Rockford , Staff Nurse - Psychiatry, Healthcare , Kings, Illinois

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