RN (PRN) (LCOH)

Job Description

This position provides direct professional nursing care to patients through the implementation of the treatment plan. Initiates nursing standards, implements physical & psychological patient care, & evaluates responses to the care as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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 JUDGEMENT: - 15% Demonstrates a knowledge base necessary to care for adolescents through geriatric patients in the psychiatric milieu. Develops a treatment plan appropriate for the patient based on the nursing assessment, incorporating the family in the plan, and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Recognizes the need to change the plan based on the patient�s outcomes and documents progress or lack of progress. Functions independently to arrive at an appropriate solution as a result of sound decision-making and critical thinking skills. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize patient care based on assessed needs and staff competencies. Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions. Demonstrates ability to assess the patient for risk of aggressive/escalating behavior. Engages patient who are at risk and applies alternatives to physical intervention by using verbal techniques to de-escalate. Demonstrates appropriate use of physical intervention. Ability to perform the role of Qualified Medical Person in EMTALA situations by facilitating appropriate transfer to accepting facility, stabilization of medical condition, and completion of paperwork in collaboration with the physician. Administers medication in accordance with standards and policy. � ADVOCACY/MORAL AGENCY: - 15% Demonstrates knowledge of and participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement. Identifies processes in the system and the therapeutic milieu that can be improved and provides this input to the appropriate individual. Maintains integrity and confidentiality of information. Attends treatment care conferences to assist with the discussion and planning of patient care. Supports the philosophy of family-centered care, recognizing the individual needs of the family. Supports family involvement in the care of the patient and supports family presence. Identifies issues of customer service and acts to resolve issues within available options. Refers complex and unresolved issues to the appropriate party. � CARING PRACTICES: - 15% Strives to meet and anticipate customer needs. Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to new, different, or changing requirements. Presents self in a professional manner, and appropriately relates to others. Deals effectively with stressors in the milieu. Demonstrates the initiative to follow-through on tasks. Provides for the care, welfare, safety and security of the patient by maintaining a therapeutic milieu. � COLLABORATION: - 10% Displays a positive team-oriented attitude and behavior. Participates in and follows all scheduling guidelines, taking into account staffing needs of the unit to ensure delivery of high quality patient care. Collaborates with patient, family and interdisciplinary team in the development of the treatment plan and demonstrates the ability to communicate this plan to others via report or patient rounds. Demonstrates quality patient care and the positive mentoring of peers. Delegates appropriately to other members of the health care team. Demonstrates cost-effective use of supplies and equipment. � SYSTEMS THINKING: - 10% Assists with the development and interpretation of departmental and institutional policies and procedures. Demonstrates routine use of the LCOH information system to read and respond to mail. Demonstrates the ability to use the EMAR system to obtain lab values. Demonstrates adherence to policies and procedures during daily practice. Demonstrates the ability to use the online educational system to complete all mandatory education requirements. Completes unit specific competencies in a timely manner as required. Complies with all regulatory agency standards. Ensures proper reporting of unusual occurrences. � RESPONSE to DIVERSITY: - 10% Implements treatments/procedures appropriate for patient utilizing age specific principles, while assessing patient�s comfort and well being. Demonstrates the ability to recognize cultural differences in the patient population. Utilizes the resources available to educate self to the different cultures encountered, and then demonstrates the ability to work with the family/patient to incorporate their differences and beliefs into the care they receive. Provides services with respect for human dignity and uniqueness, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of the health problems. � CLINICAL INQUIRY: - 10% Incorporates professional practice standards into clinical practice. Participates in the interdisciplinary and organizational wide performance improvement measures. Implement actions that result in continues improvement of quality and compliance. Participates in self-evaluation and identifies own learning needs in order to acquire and maintain current knowledge in behavioral health care nursing practice. Contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others. Assists with the development and mentoring of nursing students and new employees. Assures that an ethical framework has been used when making decisions for or acting on behalf of patients Implement changes in practice based on research findings. � FACILITATOR of LEARNING: - 10% Utilizes educational strategies including collaboration with hospital and community resources that are based on the needs of the patient and family. Begins the discharge process upon admission and accurately documents all teaching and discharge instructions on the appropriate form in a timely manner. Evaluates the need for patient/family education based on the nursing assessment and treatment plan. Provides thorough explanation of the treatment plan to the patient/family and assess the comprehension of information. Involves the patient and/or family in creating a safer patient care delivery process by encouraging them to ask questions about medications, progress toward treatment goals and outpatient follow-up. Collaborates with referral sources and external agencies in the transition to outpatient follow-up. | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 0% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 0% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 0% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 0% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 0% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 0% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 0% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 0% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 0% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 0% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 0% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 0%

Qualifications

N/A | Registered Nurse with licensure in the State of Ohio. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. ? CPR Certification ? Certification of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the American Nurse Association Credentialing Center (preferred) | N/A