Registered Nurse (sign-on bonus) in Reading, PA at Haven Behavioral Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/21/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Location:
    Reading, PA
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/21/2017

Job Description

HAVEN BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL

Job Description





GENERAL INFORMATION

JOB TITLE:


REGISTERED NURSE (RN)


  

DEPARTMENT 


NURSING


  

REPORTS TO 


DIRECTOR OF NURSING


  

FLSA STATUS


Non-Exempt


  

WORK SCHEDULE  


Variable days and hours, including weekends and holidays.


  

POSITION SUMMARY:


Conducts patient assessments and provides nursing interventions to patients as assigned. Maintains an effective and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures. Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients. Provides supervision to Licensed Practical Nurses and Mental Health Technicians. Assumes role of Charge Nurse when assigned.


  

OTHER DUTIES


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



QUALIFICATIONS

  

EDUCATION 


Graduate of an accredited nursing program.


  

CERTIFICATION/

LICENSES 


Pennsylvania RN Licensure in good standing. CPI Certified. CPR Certified.


  

EXPERIENCE


Two years as Registered Nurse with one year acute psychiatric experience preferred.



ERGONOMICS / WORKING CONDITIONS

  

% TIME SITTING


25% (medical record documentation and review, treatment team, facilitating groups, written reports, telephone coverage)


  

% TIME STANDING


25% (direct patient care, patient observations)


  

% TIME WALKING


50% (direct patient care, patient observations, environmental/safety rounds)


  

% TIME BENDING


Up to 50% (patient care, access files and supplies)


  

WEIGHT LIFTED/CARRIED


50 pounds or more.


  

HANDS


Ability to: administer medications; provide direct patient care; assist with activities of daily living, ambulation, transfers, grooming and toileting; use medical equipment; perform physical interventions; document clearly in the medical record; use the fax, telephone, computer keyboard and security door key pad.


VISION


Ability to: effectively read, write and process information accurately; input/retrieve information to/from the computer, fax, phone, patient records and from regulatory and licensing materials; see objects and persons near and at a distance. 

HEARING


Ability to: communicate effectively with others; give, take and process information; use the telephone extensively; hear patients and staff on the unit so response can be timely and appropriate to needs; hear alarms or other sounds that may indicate a safety concern.


  

WORKING CONDITIONS


Exposure to: infection from disease-bearing specimens; blood-borne pathogens, body fluids and wastes; occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or departmental elements; occasionally subjected to irregular or prolonged hours; occasional exposure to high risk behaviors from patients or visitors that may result in agitation, aggression or violence; exposure to critical incidents and sentinel events.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PATIENT ASSESSMENT


Accurately and efficiently complete Nursing Assessment within 8 hours of admission.

Complete ongoing nursing assessments minimum per shift and any time a change in status is observed or reported by team members.

Identify the need for additional assessments and/or specialized treatment such as acute medical, detoxification, dietary, rehab therapy and/or infectious disease through the initial and ongoing assessment process. Communicate the identified need to the attending physician or the consultant, per policy.

Assess patients for risk of danger to self or others at time of admission and ongoing through hospitalization. Document assessments and communicate concerns to the attending physician and team members through verbal and written methods.


DIRECT

PATIENT CARE


Oversee all aspects of patient care per assignment.

Monitor patient activity and encourage patient participation in treatment.

Perform ongoing observation of the patients and milieu to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating. Ensure alternative program/activities are offered as appropriate.

Intervene appropriately with patients experiencing a behavioral crisis situation, i.e., suicidal, threatening behavior, elopement and/or other situations. Exhibit leadership by remaining calm and providing clear direction to the team.

Initiate emergency medical care when indicated.

Attend and actively participate in treatment team meetings as assigned.

Provide patient educational information for identified topics.

Facilitate educational/activity groups as assigned or when indicated using approved materials.

Ensure compliance with infection control protocols.


SHIFT ADMINISTRATION

 


Establish and maintain therapeutic and safe environment through role modeling, supervision and feedback.

Review physician orders, MAR, laboratory and test results, and treatment team documentation daily to ensure the treatment plan is current and fully implemented.

Facilitate treatment program activities and schedule.

Comply with all National Patient Safety Goals and provide immediate feedback to other staff if non-compliance is identified.

Complete Charge Nurse duties when assigned including assignment sheet, ensuring staff assignments are completed and supervision of overall functioning of the unit.

Remain on-duty until nursing coverage for subsequent shift arrives on unit and has received verbal report.

Ensure patients are discharged with all personal belongings, medications and prescriptions, and discharge and referral information. 

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION


Ensure a First Dose Review has been completed prior to the administration of any new medication.

Obtains clarification on medication orders that are unclear, do not include all the required elements or include DNU abbreviations.

Read Back and receive confirmation on all telephone orders.

Provide medication education on all new medications and respond to additional questions or concerns the patient may have regarding medications.

Document medication variances and/or adverse drug reactions on the appropriate form and notify the patient, physician and facility leadership as directed per policy.

Control access to the medication rooms in accordance with facility policy.


CUSTOMER INTERACTION


Interact with patients, family members, external entities and internal staff professionally and respectfully.

Work collaboratively with all treatment team members to create a treatment environment that supports HBH’s mission to provide exemplary patient care and customer service.

Act to preserve patient and family dignity and safety.


DOCUMENTATION


Documentation for medical records and reports is legible, thorough, in required format and timely.

Document as required including assessments, treatment plan, nursing notes, medication administration, education, discharge planning, incident reports and medication variances.

Update and revise treatment plan as goals are met or when patient condition changes.

Review all laboratory and test reports and transferred records from hospitals and other providers.



NON-SUPERVISORY CORE COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)

CUSTOMER SERVICE


Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.


COMMUNICATION


Ability to effectively listen, process received information, and express ideas verbally and in writing.


INITIATIVE


Ability to initiate action, take personal responsibility, suggest improvements, and solve problems within scope of job without being asked.


POLICY AND PROCEDURE COMPLIANCE


Ability to understand and comply with government regulations, regulatory standards and hospital policies.


INFORMATION MANAGEMENT


Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information.


PRODUCTIVITY


Ability to get assigned work done in an acceptable manner, in the time allotted, with minimal prompting or reminders.


Haven Behavioral Healthcareand its affiliated hospitals provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition tofederal law requirements, Haven Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliatedhospitals comply with applicable state and local laws governingnondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company hasfacilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Haven Behavioral Healthcareand its affiliated hospitals provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federallaw requirements, Haven Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliated hospitalscomply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination inemployment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policyapplies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves ofabsence, compensation and training.



EOE



12/2010



Job Requirements

HAVEN BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL

Job Description





GENERAL INFORMATION

JOB TITLE:


REGISTERED NURSE (RN)


  

DEPARTMENT 


NURSING


  

REPORTS TO 


DIRECTOR OF NURSING


  

FLSA STATUS


Non-Exempt


  

WORK SCHEDULE  


Variable days and hours, including weekends and holidays.


  

POSITION SUMMARY:


Conducts patient assessments and provides nursing interventions to patients as assigned. Maintains an effective and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures. Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients. Provides supervision to Licensed Practical Nurses and Mental Health Technicians. Assumes role of Charge Nurse when assigned.


  

OTHER DUTIES


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



QUALIFICATIONS

  

EDUCATION 


Graduate of an accredited nursing program.


  

CERTIFICATION/

LICENSES 


Pennsylvania RN Licensure in good standing. CPI Certified. CPR Certified.


  

EXPERIENCE


Two years as Registered Nurse with one year acute psychiatric experience preferred.



ERGONOMICS / WORKING CONDITIONS

  

% TIME SITTING


25% (medical record documentation and review, treatment team, facilitating groups, written reports, telephone coverage)


  

% TIME STANDING


25% (direct patient care, patient observations)


  

% TIME WALKING


50% (direct patient care, patient observations, environmental/safety rounds)


  

% TIME BENDING


Up to 50% (patient care, access files and supplies)


  

WEIGHT LIFTED/CARRIED


50 pounds or more.


  

HANDS


Ability to: administer medications; provide direct patient care; assist with activities of daily living, ambulation, transfers, grooming and toileting; use medical equipment; perform physical interventions; document clearly in the medical record; use the fax, telephone, computer keyboard and security door key pad.


VISION


Ability to: effectively read, write and process information accurately; input/retrieve information to/from the computer, fax, phone, patient records and from regulatory and licensing materials; see objects and persons near and at a distance. 

HEARING


Ability to: communicate effectively with others; give, take and process information; use the telephone extensively; hear patients and staff on the unit so response can be timely and appropriate to needs; hear alarms or other sounds that may indicate a safety concern.


  

WORKING CONDITIONS


Exposure to: infection from disease-bearing specimens; blood-borne pathogens, body fluids and wastes; occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or departmental elements; occasionally subjected to irregular or prolonged hours; occasional exposure to high risk behaviors from patients or visitors that may result in agitation, aggression or violence; exposure to critical incidents and sentinel events.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PATIENT ASSESSMENT


Accurately and efficiently complete Nursing Assessment within 8 hours of admission.

Complete ongoing nursing assessments minimum per shift and any time a change in status is observed or reported by team members.

Identify the need for additional assessments and/or specialized treatment such as acute medical, detoxification, dietary, rehab therapy and/or infectious disease through the initial and ongoing assessment process. Communicate the identified need to the attending physician or the consultant, per policy.

Assess patients for risk of danger to self or others at time of admission and ongoing through hospitalization. Document assessments and communicate concerns to the attending physician and team members through verbal and written methods.


DIRECT

PATIENT CARE


Oversee all aspects of patient care per assignment.

Monitor patient activity and encourage patient participation in treatment.

Perform ongoing observation of the patients and milieu to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating. Ensure alternative program/activities are offered as appropriate.

Intervene appropriately with patients experiencing a behavioral crisis situation, i.e., suicidal, threatening behavior, elopement and/or other situations. Exhibit leadership by remaining calm and providing clear direction to the team.

Initiate emergency medical care when indicated.

Attend and actively participate in treatment team meetings as assigned.

Provide patient educational information for identified topics.

Facilitate educational/activity groups as assigned or when indicated using approved materials.

Ensure compliance with infection control protocols.


SHIFT ADMINISTRATION

 


Establish and maintain therapeutic and safe environment through role modeling, supervision and feedback.

Review physician orders, MAR, laboratory and test results, and treatment team documentation daily to ensure the treatment plan is current and fully implemented.

Facilitate treatment program activities and schedule.

Comply with all National Patient Safety Goals and provide immediate feedback to other staff if non-compliance is identified.

Complete Charge Nurse duties when assigned including assignment sheet, ensuring staff assignments are completed and supervision of overall functioning of the unit.

Remain on-duty until nursing coverage for subsequent shift arrives on unit and has received verbal report.

Ensure patients are discharged with all personal belongings, medications and prescriptions, and discharge and referral information. 

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION


Ensure a First Dose Review has been completed prior to the administration of any new medication.

Obtains clarification on medication orders that are unclear, do not include all the required elements or include DNU abbreviations.

Read Back and receive confirmation on all telephone orders.

Provide medication education on all new medications and respond to additional questions or concerns the patient may have regarding medications.

Document medication variances and/or adverse drug reactions on the appropriate form and notify the patient, physician and facility leadership as directed per policy.

Control access to the medication rooms in accordance with facility policy.


CUSTOMER INTERACTION


Interact with patients, family members, external entities and internal staff professionally and respectfully.

Work collaboratively with all treatment team members to create a treatment environment that supports HBH’s mission to provide exemplary patient care and customer service.

Act to preserve patient and family dignity and safety.


DOCUMENTATION


Documentation for medical records and reports is legible, thorough, in required format and timely.

Document as required including assessments, treatment plan, nursing notes, medication administration, education, discharge planning, incident reports and medication variances.

Update and revise treatment plan as goals are met or when patient condition changes.

Review all laboratory and test reports and transferred records from hospitals and other providers.



NON-SUPERVISORY CORE COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)

CUSTOMER SERVICE


Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.


COMMUNICATION


Ability to effectively listen, process received information, and express ideas verbally and in writing.


INITIATIVE


Ability to initiate action, take personal responsibility, suggest improvements, and solve problems within scope of job without being asked.


POLICY AND PROCEDURE COMPLIANCE


Ability to understand and comply with government regulations, regulatory standards and hospital policies.


INFORMATION MANAGEMENT


Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information.


PRODUCTIVITY


Ability to get assigned work done in an acceptable manner, in the time allotted, with minimal prompting or reminders.


Haven Behavioral Healthcareand its affiliated hospitals provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition tofederal law requirements, Haven Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliatedhospitals comply with applicable state and local laws governingnondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company hasfacilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Haven Behavioral Healthcareand its affiliated hospitals provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federallaw requirements, Haven Behavioral Healthcare and its affiliated hospitalscomply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination inemployment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policyapplies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves ofabsence, compensation and training.



EOE



12/2010



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