Registered Nurse-Adult Psych

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Bridgeport, CT
Aug 9, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
A registered professional nurse who utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care and assumes the responsibility and accountability for prescribing, delegating and coordinating that care.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Demonstrates basic skill in assessment of health care needs.
  • 1.1. Demonstrates basic skill in interviewing, observing and collecting health care data, performing systems assessment, identifying patient support system on admission according to hospital policy.
  • 1.2. Identifies appropriate nursing diagnoses and expected outcomes based on ongoing assessment of patient health care needs.
  • 1.3. Assesses patient health care needs, reflecting changes in patient health status in an ongoing manner.
  • 1.4. Demonstrates assessment of patient health care needs on discharge.
  • 1.5. Demonstrates assessment of patient health care needs on transfer/discharge to from unit.
  • 2. Demonstrates basic skill in planning for patient health care needs.
  • 2.1. Initiates clinical pathway utilizing admission assessment and guidelines for nursing care according to hospital policies.
  • 2.2. Involves patient, family and/or significant others and members of the health care team in planning of nursing care and setting realistic outcomes.
  • 2.3. Revises and individualizes clinical pathway to reflect change in patient condition.
  • 2.4. Involves patient, family and/or significant others and members of the health care team in planning the discharge.
  • 2.5. Develops and implements a teaching plan based on patient's /family's educational needs.
  • 2.6. Involves peers and other health care team members in planning and revising the clinical pathway.
  • 2.7. Effectively communicates with Case Manager regarding discharge planning activities for assigned patients.
  • 2.8. Acts as patient advocate.
  • 3. Demonstrates basic skills in implementing care to meet patient care needs.
  • 3.1. Prioritizes patient care based on assessment.
  • 3.2. Appropriately delegates tasks to team members of the patient care team.
  • 3.3. Provides patient care based on nursing diagnosis and orders.
  • 3.4. Demonstrates basic nursing skills appropriate to clinical area.
  • 3.5. Demonstrates knowledge of test procedures and participates in patient education.
  • 3.6. Provides health education to patient, families and/or significant others.
  • 4. Demonstrates basic skill in evaluating care delivered.
  • 4.1. Assesses patient responses to medical and nursing interventions based on expected outcomes.
  • 4.2. Reviews and evaluates patient condition with physician and other health professionals against expected outcomes.
  • 4.3. Evaluates results of health care counseling and teaching as evidenced by feedback from patient, family and/or significant other.
  • 4.4. Reports pertinent and concise information to members of health care team.
  • 4.5. Participates in Quality Management activities.
  • 5. Documents outcomes appropriately, accurately and consistently.
  • 5.1. Completes Admission Assessment Forms.
  • 5.2. Maintains patient records, ie: transcription, CDS, pathways.
  • 5.3. Accurately records patient data on flowsheets and MAR.
  • 5.4. Performs discharge and transfer documentation completely.
  • 5.5. Maintains unit-based statistical logs and information.
  • 6. Demonstrates basic leadership skills and professional growth.
  • 6.1. Identifies areas in performance needing improvement as evidenced by completion of self assessment skills checklist and ongoing communication with supervisor.
  • 6.2. Sets specific realistic goals and target dates for completion.
  • 6.3. Reviews and evaluates goals, as appropriate as discussed with supervisor.
  • 6.4. Accepts constructive criticism and responds by implementing corrective action.
  • 6.5. Communicates information through proper channels.
  • 6.6. Utilizes correct resources for clarification of policy and procedure.
  • 6.7. Demonstrates basic skills in acting as a resource person for members of the health care team.
  • 6.8. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skill for the resource nurse role.
  • 6.9. Attends and participates in a minimum of 8 staff meetings a year.
  • 6.10. Understands and supports unit philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  • 6.11. Fosters personal leadership development through participation in unit activities.
  • 6.12. Acts as role model for PCTs and other members of the health care team.
  • 6.13. Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse cultural needs.
  • 7. Performs decentralized laboratory testing as credentialed and following established policies and procedures.
  • 7.1. Appropriately collects specimens, performs test and interprets results.
  • 7.2. Documents results and reports to physician as appropriate for patient care.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Those with a Diploma or Associate's Degree need to show evidence that they are actively enrolled in a BSN or MSN program.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Psych RN experience preferred.

    LICENSURE:
    Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) training must be obtained prior to employment or within one (1) month of hire.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:
    Good interpersonal skills.
    Successful completion of orientation.

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.

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    Job Info

    Job: 6433

    Department: Psychiatry WT9
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Sub Category: PSYCHIATRY
    Status: Part Time With Benefits
    Shift: NIGHTS
    Hours: 36.000

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