RN: Registered Nurse - Adolescent and Transitional Youth Psychiatry

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Feb 23, 2021


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.


30 1. Nursing Process
The Clinical Nurse I (CN I) utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity. The Clinical Nurse provides safe, effective evidenced based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family . As a core member of the care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse partners with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level utilizing the principles of patient/family centered care.


1 .1
The clinical nurse uses a 5 step process to deliver high quality comprehensive and individualized care incorporating:
1. Patient assessment
2. Problem identification
3. Establishment of desired outcomes
4. Implementation of interventions
5. Evaluation of care with necessary revisions.


1 .2
15 2. Clinician Patient Relationship
2 .1 Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the nurse patient relationship.
15 3. Clinical Expertise / Problem Solving
Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team to support the work of the team, unit activities, and the accomplishment of positive patient outcomes.


3 .1
20 4. Collaboration/Teamwork
Delegates responsibilities to appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon an understanding of others' roles, scope of practice, knowledge, and capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel.

4 .2 Contributes to a positive work environment by being responsive to the need for change.


4.3 Maintains a collaborative work relationship with staff members through respect and recognition of cultural and human diversity.


5. Practice Development / Positive Impact (improvement of the self and improvement of the practice of nursing}
5 .1 Successfully completes the competency based orientation within designated time frame.
5 .2 Participates with team members in activities to improve care environment.
5 .3 Responsible for being current with staff meeting minutes.
5 .4 Actively supports student learning.
5 .5 Assumes responsibility for continued learning and integration of evidence based practice. Identifies self learning needs and actively participates in meeting them in collaboration with the leadership team. Sets and achieves professional goals.

5 .7 Delivers excellence in patient care through compliance with all patient safety and regulatory initiatives.


10 6. Leadership
Communicates in a calm professional manner with patients, families, colleagues, members of the care team, and other hospital personnel, accepts and elicits feedback, and works toward resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns.
6 .1
6 .2 Uses resources in a fiscally sound manner.


EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing., Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut., All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire.


EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Clinical Nurse is the basic level for new graduates and all registered nurses ., All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion.


Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.


ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or other areas of accountability):
Provides nursing care to an individual or group of patients; recognizes changes in patients condition and reports such changes to Physician and/or Patient Services Manager., Utilizes and manages material resources in a cost effective manner.


COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors
inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic). Plans, develops and implements patient care plans; evaluates the effectiveness of existing patient care;  evaluates
the effectiveness of existing patient care plan and modifies plan of care to meet patient needs, Please see RCAP CMP for further details.



CT RN licensure or eligible


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

Additional Information

Positions available: all include rotating weekends and holidays


Adolescent Psychiatry

              32 hrs/week, straight evenings

              24 hrs/week, straight evenings


Transitional Youth

              32 hrs/week, straight evenings

              24 hrs/week, straight 12 hr AMs


Please indicate in your resume or cover letter the hours/shifts in which you are interested


Previous psychiatric experience preferred, BSN preferred   


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Job Info


Sub Category: NURSE 2
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible

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