The Registered Nurse is assigned to Mental Health Service. The section, care line, or department description and patient population served as defined in applicable Scope of Service. The Nurse functions as a primary nurse for a defined group of patients for he/his shift. Responsible and accountable for all elements of the nursing process when providing and/or supervising direct patient/resident care. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care focused on patient/resident transition through the continuum of care, patient, family education, patient/resident self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines. Provides cross coverage to other areas as assigned by management. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in population served level quality improvement processes and initiatives and customer service programs.
The Registered Nurse provides care and counseling of persons or in the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process that includes systematic data gathering, assessment, appropriate nursing judgment and evaluation of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling; provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and executing medical regimens otherwise legally authorized provider. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient/resident, whether an individual, family, group, or community.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing is a practice specialty. The Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nurse provides care and treatment to those who are experiencing mental, behavioral, psychological, spiritual and physical distress. The PMH nurse recognizes the complexity of care required in the psychiatric patient and is able to assist with developing a partnership with the patient to employ patient goals that may include renewing hope, involvement in meaningful activities, becoming empowered, overcoming social barriers to inclusion and managing symptoms. The PMH nurse is cognizant of the level of risk of the psychiatric patient and promotes a safe, therapeutic, recovery oriented environment through analysis of the assessment data.
The PMH Registered Nurse demonstrates competence in caring for those with mental health problems, psychiatric disorders and those with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. The PMH Nurse demonstrates professional attributes that include self-awareness, empathy, moral integrity and have characteristics such as showing respect for those with mental illness and their families., acceptance, sensitivity, accountability and advocacy. The PMH Nurse shows compassion and makes an effort to promote recovery orientated care and reduce the incidence of restraint and seclusion.
Work Schedule: Various Shifts and hours
Functional Statement Title/#: Functional Statement Mental Health Clinic Nurse