Department: Psych Acute Adult
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSE
SUMMARY PERFORMANCE DESCRPITION : The Registered Nurse is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, environment/instrumentation, and other health care team members.
EDUCATION : Must be a graduate from a State Accredited School of Nursing/BSN preferred with current State registration. Certified in Psychiatric Nursing preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS : Knowledge of education responsibilities to staff, community and students; a well-integrated personality; an understanding and appreciation of good physical and mental health. Knowledge of the nursing process, pharmacology and medical procedures which may be encountered in the program, communication skills, interest in continued professional growth, knowledge of new trends in mental health nursing or recovery process from chemical dependency; and can adapt to progressive change.
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