Registered Nurse (RN-CN1), Psychiatry - 5 Ridgeway, Full Time. Days, ONA

Job Description

Location: UCMC 5 Ridgeway
Department: Psychiatry
Hours: 7a-7:30p
Shift: Day shift

UC Health is hiring a Full- time Registered Nurse (RN) for the 5 Ridgeway Psychiatry for the Day shift at UC Medical Center.

5RW provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for adult patients 18 years and older.

The Clinical Nurse I (CN I -registered nurse) promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate culturally based and age specific patient care.

About UC Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 725 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

Unit Details:
  • Variety of diagnoses in behavioral health-able to gain exp.
  • Opportunity to gain with psych emergency service
  • Clinical ladder program- opportunity for advancements from a CN 1 nurse by doing unit projects that comes with monetary benefits as well as career engagement.
  • RN to BSN program- This of course is hospital wide but UC is now offering opportunity to apply for this cohort program part time or full time.


The Registered Nurse (RN) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice nursing. The practice of nursing requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to groups and individuals. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. The care is culturally based and age-specific.
  • Prepares, implements, evaluates, revises and coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care for each assigned patient in a collaborative effort with the other healthcare team members and patient/family within the time frame indicated by unit's standards of practice.
  • Communicates formulated plan of care, as appropriate, to all levels of associates involved in the patient's care, and demonstrates ability to establish priorities of care based on patient's assessment and needs.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment, and involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from behavioral health problems, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, accountability, flexibility, and a cooperative attitude in meeting the needs of the unit.
  • Nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment and in accordance to hospital policy and procedure.
  • Acts as a resource person and mentor for new personnel, floater, and/or supplemental staff working on the unit.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal professional development and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others. PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY)

Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Clinical Judgment:
  • Clinical reasoning coupled with nursing skills acquired through experiential knowledge and evidence-based guidelines. Collects basic level data Follows protocols with all populations and does not deviate from them. Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make decision

Advocacy (Moral Advocacy):
  • Works on another's behalf and represents the concerns of the patient/family and nursing staff. Serves as a moral agent in identifying and helping to resolve ethical and clinical concerns. Works on the behalf of the patients. Makes ethical/moral decisions based on rules. Represents patient when patient cannot represent self. Aware of patient's rights. Maintains patient confidentiality.

Caring Practices:
  • Nursing activities that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients and staff which includes vigilance, engagement, and responsiveness of caregivers. Focus on the usual and customary needs of the patient at the present. Base care on standards and protocols. Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals, teaching the patient/ family to understand condition medications, and self-care skills and answering questions. Maintain a safe physical environment. Acknowledges death as an outcome.

  • Works with others (e.g. patients, care providers) to encourage each person's contribution toward achieving optimal patient goals. Willing to be taught and mentored. Participates in discussion regarding patient care and/or practice issues. Maintains cooperative relationship with multidisciplinary care team, remains open to team member's contributions.

Systems Thinking:
  • Body of knowledge that allows nurse to manage environmental and system resources that exist for the patient , family and staff within or across health care and non-health care systems. Uses a basic array of strategies. Limited outlook- sees the pieces of components. Recognizes negotiation is a limited alternative. Sees the patient/family within the isolated environment of the unit. Sees self as a key resource.

Response to Diversity:
  • The sensitivity to recognize , appreciate and incorporate differences into provision of care - Includes cultural differences, spiritual beliefs, gender, race , ethnicity, lifestyle socioeconomic status, age and values in provision of care. Provides care based on own belief system. Learns the culture of the health care environment.

Facilitation of Learning:
  • Facilitates learning for patients/ families, nursing staff and community including formal and informal learning. Follows planned educational programs. Sees patient family education as a separate task from delivery of care. Provides data to increase patient's understanding. Has basic knowledge of the totality of the education needs. Focuses on a nurse's perspective and sees the patient as a passive recipient.

Clinical Inquiry (Innovator/ Evaluator):
  • The ongoing process of questioning and evaluating practice and providing informed practice - Create practice changes through research utilization and experiential learning. Follow standards and guidelines. Implements clinical changes and research-based practices developed by others. Recognizes the need for further learning to improve patient care. Recognizes obvious changing patient situations ( e.g. deterioration, crisis). Needs and seeks help to identify patient problem.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred
  • Current OH RN License
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS per department requirements based on patient population needs.

Hours: Full time 36 hours/week

Shift: 12-hour day Shift

Join our team as a Registered Nurse (RN) in our Psychiatry department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at