Psych Registered Nurse Full Time and Part Time.9 FTE
University Hospital - Broward County - Tamarac, FL

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The Mental Health RN manages the nursing care of patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Performs initial and on-going physical and psychosocial assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice.
  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.
  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed.
  • Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Instructs and educates patients and families.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
    Qualifications
      Required Job Qualifications include:
      • Current licensure as an RN.
      • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider.
      • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
      • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
      • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
      • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

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