The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) demonstrates ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner with supervision.
Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in a psychiatric facility setting.
Performs focused interview to identify specific patient needs.
Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient s condition.
Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information from health care members and documents actual and/or potential nursing diagnoses.
Documents the patient s plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions.
Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient care requirements.
Monitors consistency between patient plan of care and actions of medical staff.
Performs interventions according to identified priorities, plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard.
Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic patient environment.
Initiates and evaluates patient and/or family education.
Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes in medical plan of care, and effective/ineffective nursing interventions.
Documents patient s response to nursing and other interventions.
Uses clinical judgment in evaluation activities to meet patient care needs of an assigned unit/floor including establishing priorities.
Monitors the safety and effectiveness of the environment and equipment.
Participates in activities to facilitate good interpersonal communications with the chosen facility.
Supports professional practice by observing the following: Uses knowledge and practices in accordance with 1) the Nurse Practice Act; 2) Standards of Nursing Practice; 3) Standards of Patient Care; 4)JCAHO, state and local laws; 5) Patient s Bill of Rights; and 6) Maxim Healthcare, nursing and client hospital policies.
Other Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) duties as assigned
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license for the state in which the nurse practices.
Full command, verbal and written, of the English language.
Current Health Certificate (if applicable)
Current PPD or chest X-Ray.
One year prior Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) nursing experience in a psychiatric acute care hospital or its equivalent preferred.
Current BLS card.
Successful completion of screening tests for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the RN practices with a score of 80% or greater.
Maxim background screening.
At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
401(k) savings plan
Awards and recognition programs
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.
Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. As an established community partner, we have been making a difference in the lives of our employees, caregivers, and patients for more than 30 years. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Associated topics: ambulatory, asn, cardiothoracic, care unit, ccu, intensive care, nurse, psychatric, surgical, unit
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.