Registered Nurse (Baylor Position)
Highlands Behavioral Health - Littleton, CO

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JOB DESCRIPTION: REGISTERED NURSE (Baylor Position schedule is: Sat/Sun (.8) - 40 hrs)

The Registered Nurse provide 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 Registered Nurse promote a climate of effective performance and learning through role modeling, willingness to learn and teach, and availability to patients and staff. The Registered Nurse organizes, manages and coordinates unit nursing services on assigned shift as delegated by Nursing Administration.

JOB RESPONSIBLITIES: Registered Nurse

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 and complies with all safety measures initiated by the facility

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.

Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: &nb sp; &nb sp; 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 must have the ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership ability, and must have an interest in professional and managerial growth.

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