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RN- Psychiatry/ Medical Surgical & Observation (Full Time, Night shift) - Psychiatric

Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

RN- Psychiatry/ Medical Surgical & Observation (Full Time, Night shift)Job Summary

Responsible for the planning and delivery of care utilizing nursing processes: assessment, implementation and evaluation. Oversees the plan of care, utilizes effective problem solving strategies, and applies evidence based practices. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Possesses a passion for learning and provides compassionate and family centered care for Psychiatric patients. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.

Job Specific Duties

* Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care in collaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care.
* Ensures completion of patient admission history, and prepares and completes the discharge planning process accurately as per department and hospital policies and procedures.
* Obtains parental consent for every medication administered per policy.
* Follows physician's orders, checks labs, tests, and administers patient medications when needed. Adheres to six rights of medication administration per Medication administration policy.
* Accesses IV sites after removal of IV to check for infiltration, redness, and infections.
* Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate and fosters a Family Centered Care Environment.
* Ensures safe analgesics/narcotics administration, monitoring and reassessment as per hospital Pain Management policy and procedure.
* Completes all nursing multi-system assessment that includes head to toe, performs systems assessment based upon patient need. Performs mental health assessment.
* Ensures appropriate restraint orders, use, documentation, and monitoring as required by Sedation policy and procedure.
* Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation within 24 hours in the patient's electronic health record.
* Communicates with patient and family on additional resources available to the patient.
* Ensures voluntary consents and/ or baker acts are up to date and in good standing.
* Coordinates all assignments and tasks for Behavior Health Techs.
* Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input. Communicates any patient and family concerns to physician.
* Educates families regarding new diagnosis and provides treatment plan.
* Promotes an "error free" working environment by consistently providing high-quality safe care as prompted.
* Assesses all body systems, and ensures safe, efficient care, while ensuring no medication errors, avoidance of falls, and clean sweeps.
* Provides patient information and effectively completes the hand off process at shift change and patient reassignments.
* Demonstrates proper personal protective equipment (PPE) indication and use.
* Actively participates in the nursing governance council and unit based activities.
* Meets or exceeds unit standards in achieving a 95% CEI; completes documentation in a timely manner; accountable to regulatory and requirements of the DNV, CMS, DOH, FACT, COG, COC.
* Provides continuous supervision, observation of behavioral health patients, and adheres to non-violent crisis intervention strategies (CPI).

Minimum Job Requirements

* RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
* American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
* American Heart Association PALS required within 2 years of hire - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
* Successfully complete Crisis Prevention Intervention Program certification prior to the start of Clinical Orientation (within 7 days of hire) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
* Level II Background Check and Affidavit of Good Moral Character

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* BSN degree or currently enrolled in a BSN degree program
* Career Development: National certification Certified Pediatric Nurse (i.e. ANCC, CPN, or RNBC) preferably within 5 years of hire.
* A minimum of 1 year of experience as an RN in a Pediatric Psychiatric setting preferred.
* Proficiency in computers and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) preferred.
* Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to positively influence, hold self and others accountable.
* Able to work effectively in collaborative environment.
* Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
* Able to float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.

Keywords: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami , RN- Psychiatry/ Medical Surgical & Observation (Full Time, Night shift) - Psychiatric, Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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