RN II Mercy Peds Psych Services FT (days)
Catholic Health Initiatives - Des Moines, IA

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GENERAL SUMMARY

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Assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned patients. Provides professional nursing care to those patients incorporating the nursing process, the environment, technical equipment and health care members. Provides patient care activities to patients of diverse ages as defined to meet age specific needs. Has training experience in age specific needs of patient population in assigned areas. For greater detail regarding specific expectations of behavior, knowledge and skill, refer to Performance Standard.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Administers nursing care to patients, including assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of the patient’s care plan in coordination with the physician.
  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional and environmental health problems.
  • Supervises health care members (i.e., Psych Techs) with patients.
  • Utilizes hospital information systems to process orders/data and retrieve patient information. Provides psycho-education services (individual and group).
  • Completes mental health/substance abuse assessments (including urgent/emergency assessments), biopsychosocial assessments and integrated summaries.
  • Works rotating shifts, weekends and holidays as scheduled.
  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., CPR, protecting patient from injury).
  • Demonstrates mental health/substance abuse assessment skills, utilizing DSMIV criteria and axis/ASAM criteria.
  • Functions as a consultation liaison role (Mercy inpatient units, Emergency department, nursing homes and/or community agencies).
  • Completes health screenings and medication education/monitoring, including patient/family education.
GENERAL SUMMARY

:

Assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned patients.

Provides professional nursing care to those patients incorporating the nursing process, the environment, technical equipment and health care members.

Provides patient care activities to patients of diverse ages as defined to meet age specific needs.

Has training experience in age specific needs of patient population in assigned areas.

For greater detail regarding specific expectations of behavior, knowledge and skill, refer to Performance Standard.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
·

Administers nursing care to patients, including assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of the patient’s care plan in coordination with the physician.

·

Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional and environmental health problems.

·

Supervises health care members (i.e., Psych Techs) with patients.

·

Utilizes hospital information systems to process orders/data and retrieve patient information. Provides psycho-education services (individual and group).

·

Completes mental health/substance abuse assessments (including urgent/emergency assessments), biopsychosocial assessments and integrated summaries.

·

Works rotating shifts, weekends and holidays as scheduled.

·

Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., CPR, protecting patient from injury).

·

Demonstrates mental health/substance abuse assessment skills, utilizing DSMIV criteria and axis/ASAM criteria.

·

Functions as a consultation liaison role (Mercy inpatient units, Emergency department, nursing homes and/or community agencies).

·

Completes health screenings and medication education/monitoring, including patient/family education.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

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  • Current licensure as R.N., state of Iowa
  • Three years psychiatric/substance abuse nursing experience or certification as Psychiatric Nurse generalist or Certified Addictions nurse through the American Nurses Association, preferred.
  • Successfully completes required medication examination prior to passing medication.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
  • BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
Additional Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Reverence

: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

Integrity

: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

Compassion

: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

Excellence

: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Job

Nursing - RN

Primary Location

IA-Des Moines-Laurel Mob 1 Building

Shift

DAYS

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period

80

Weekends Required

None

Status

Full Time

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