Job ID: 326362

RN Registered Nurse - Adolescent Psychiatry

Westport, Connecticut

Regular / Evening

We Are Hiring

Registered Nurse BehHlthUnion - Adol Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 001 - Part-Time,Evening - Westport Campus - Westport,CT

Why Join Ascension?

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

What You Will Do

As an RN Registered Nurse - Adolescent Psychiatry with St. Vincent's Health Services, you will have the opportunity to provide direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessments according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Develops a nursing plan of care consistent with the master treatment plan.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.
  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed. Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.
  • Performs appropriate assessments of patients per hospital policy and identifies physical, psychosocial, cultural spiritual and age-related needs in order to provide individualized care of the patient.
  • Develops and documents a comprehensive plan of nursing care in collaboration with the patient and family to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and age-related needs of patients in order to facilitate the delivery of care.
  • Provides direct patient care according to physician's order and appropriate protocols as evidenced by documentation in patient's medical record and direct supervisor or peer observation.
  • Evaluates and recognizes changes in patients' physical and psychosocial status and revises the plan of care as necessary.
  • Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel, consistent with their level of education and expertise in order to meet patients' needs and to maximize staff performance.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to behavioral health patients and to interact with the interdisciplinary team in order to achieve the desired outcomes for patients.
  • Other Duties as assigned
  • Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015), ANA Code of Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement (2015).

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • 1 or more of the following:
      • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
      • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 

Education:

  • Associates Degree (ASN REQUIRED; BSN PREFERRED) 
  • Experience in an Acute Care Psychiatric setting is PREFERRED 
  • Evidence of leadership ability 
  • Must be able to (both individually and as a team member) successfully manage out of control patients using the methods outlined in the MOAB Training

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