Mainland Medical Center
Texas City, TX
Registered Nurse (RN) – Geriatric Psychiatry (Institute for Living)
Founded in 1952,
Mainland Medical Center
has been part of Galveston County for more than 55 years. Originally a 90-bed hospital, we have grown to a 223 bed acute care facility offering quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Our services include inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. Mainland Medical Center is part of the HCA Gulf Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses. Our growth is truly a reflection of the changing needs of our community, our patients and rapidly advancing medical technology. Our services include:
Breast Care Center
Center for Sleep Disorders
Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Level II Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit
Occupational Health and Wellness
Senior Mental Health
An interdisciplinary approach provides consistent and individualized care for all patients in the
Institute for Living
which is located in the west end of the first floor. The Institute is a locked, voluntary and involuntary admission department. Emergency Apprehension and Detention (EAD) orders may be given by the appropriate authorities when patients are deemed to be an immediate threat to themselves or others. Inpatient geriatric psychiatry consists of 23 beds and includes a common living and dining area. The activity area is also available. The patient population is composed of Seniors generally over the age of 63 with DSM IV Axis I psychiatric disorders. The inpatient unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The average length of stay is 10 days.
Mainland Medical Center
is currently looking for a
(RN) – Geriatric Psychiatry.
Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients.
Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for the Psych unit and managing all assigned personnel, supplies and equipment.
Maintains competency in performing all skills outlined in the Psychiatric Nursing Competency Skills List.
Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess, and improve the quality of patient care. Will participate in nursing meetings, peer review and continuous quality improvement activities.
Responsible for direction of psychiatric emergent care in crisis situation in a calm, knowledgeable manner.
Assumes the responsibility of charging unit, as appropriate.
Responsible for delegating staff assignments appropriately.
Maintains clear and respectful communication with patients, family, physicians, and other healthcare providers.
Adheres to and complies with HCA Code of Conduct as part of our Ethics and Compliance program. Attends annual training sessions.
Responsible to know and conform to the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the board's rules and regulations as well as all federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations affecting the RN's current area of nursing practice.
Responsible to report unsafe nursing practice by an RN which a nurse has reasonable cause to suspect has exposed or is likely to expose a client unnecessarily to risk of harm as a result of failing to provide client care that conforms to the minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing professional practice. The RN should report unsafe practice conditions or other practitioners to the appropriate authority or licensing board.
Responsible to clarify any order or treatment regimen that the nurse has reason to believe is inaccurate, non-efficacious or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed practitioner and notifying the ordering practitioner when the RN makes the decision not to administer the medication or treatment.
Demonstrates appropriate clinical intervention and provide support and education as needed to patients, families and staff.
Performs all nursing functions and procedures in an appropriate and therapeutic manner.
Demonstrates a basic understanding of psychiatric medications and provide medication education to patients and families.
Demonstrates good time management regarding required documentation.
Adheres to all patient and family rights, including confidentiality requirements, and the need to be free of unwarranted restraints and seclusion.
Maintains control narcotics, correctly signing, counting, transfer of keys to Relief and including co-signing of wastage.
Examines physician's orders for clarity, completeness and accuracy. Applies critical thinking skills.
At all times, delivers care that is safe in conjunction with the physician's orders, hospital policy and nursing standards.
Documents restraints, seclusion and major incidents in a conscience and accurate manner prior to the end of shift.
Demonstrates appropriate clinical intervention in managing medical emergencies (i.e., code blue, code gray, increased or decreased blood pressure, increased or decreased blood sugar, seizures).
One year prior clinical experience preferred. GNs accepted.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing
Current Texas licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners
Demonstrated current clinical competence, as outlined in the appropriate orientation checklist
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