Registered Nurse
Highlands Behavioral Health - Littleton, CO

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The RN Staff Nurse provides safe and effective nursing care in the assigned area(s) in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the Hospital and within the framework of established policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing Services. As a key team member in the clinical area, the Staff Nurse promotes a climate of effective performance and learning through role modeling, willingness to learn and teach, and availability to patients and staff.

1. Demonstrates leadership in organizing the delivery of patient care in an acute psychiatric setting for patients experiencing a wide rage of psychiatric conditions.

2. Provides continuous nursing care for patients utilizing the nursing process within the scope of practice.
3. Executes nursing procedures according to policy after demonstrating proficiency.
4. Assists Charge Nurse.
5. Interacts with and assists in teaching patients.
6. Functions as a therapeutic leader/member in planning and working with patient groups.
7. Serves as a clinical resource person for staff members in their daily activities.
8. Documents pertinent information accurately, timely and legibly.
9. Functions as a medication nurse when assigned.
10. Promotes safety by attending mandatory inservices
11. Promotes a positive working environment by demonstrating respect and tolerance for age, gender, race and choice of lifestyle.
12. Assumes responsibility for professional development and ongoing education.
13. Demonstrate required attendance and reliability
14. Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times.

ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBLITIES:

1. Supervises staff in manner that maximizes each staff member’s strengths and skills.
2. Promotes a positive working environment by demonstrating respect and tolerance for age, gender, race and choice of lifestyle.
3. Is a good role model for peers and those under their supervision.
4. Provide nursing care for patients utilizing the nursing process within the scope of practice.
5. Executes nursing procedures according to policy after demonstrating proficiency.
6. Participates in the performance improvement programs.

Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse through the State of Colorado Board of Registered Nursing. Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or baccalaureate program. Clinical experience in psychiatric setting preferred. Charge Nurses require a minimum of one (1) year in psychiatric nursing or one (1) year experience as a Charge Nurse, must have the ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership ability, and must have an interest in professional and managerial growth.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Must be able to perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical siutations
  • Must be able to work successfully under highly stressful situations
  • Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures

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