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University of New Mexico Hospital: Rn Psych Inpt Iii

Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary: Provide professional nursing care for assigned patients in a mental health/psychiatric environment. Design nursing care plans and assist in the development of overall care plans for psychiatric patients, ensure administration of appropriate overall care in a manner conducive to recovery. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Accountability: PRECEPTOR Participate in orientation, and having successfully completed preceptor training, assume precepting and evaluation responsibilities of new personnelPATIENT CARE Interview, examine, and assess the health status of psychiatric patients with various cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disordersPATIENT CARE Observe patient behavior, activities, and mental status; perform triage and crisis interventionPATIENT CARE Write treatment plans; coordinate patient drugand procedure activities; administer medication and treatment; provide and coordinate nursing care of assigned patients; may facilitate group therapy and/or education sessionsPATIENT CARE Chart and report observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patients' conditions; collect and document data and information; may perform computerized data entryPATIENT CARE Perform nursing intakes, draw blood and other patient specimens; may perform or coordinate laboratory testsPATIENT CARE Educate patients and families on treatment regimens, management of side effects, and compliance with the treatment plans; provide emotional support and acts as advocate for patients and familiesPATIENT CARE Provide information and facilitate communication between physicians, medical students, staff, patients, families, and community; coordinate and consult with a milieu of service providersTESTS AND PROCEDURES Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtainedEMERGENCY MEASURES Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patientsMEDICATION Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findingsENVIRONMENT Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standardsPOLICIES AND PROCEDURES Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standardsDEVELOPMENT Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshopsADMINISTRATION Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and proceduresPATIENT SAFETY 1 Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocolsPATIENT SAFETY 2 Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processesPATIENT SAFETY 3 Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue riskPATIENT SAFETY 4 Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely mannerPATIENT SAFETY 5 Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may 'not seem right'Certification Requirements: RN MATRIX Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations/and or the unit/clinic education matrixEducation Requirements: Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduateNew graduate Associate Degree nurses will agree to complete their BSN within 3 years or MSN within 5 yearsLicensure/Certification Requirements: Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New MexicoCAP III Clinical Advancement Program Level III requirements satisfiedCPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of positionEducation Requirements Preferred: Bachelor's Degree of Science in NursingExperience Requirements Preferred: Bilingual English/SpanishBilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo1 year directly related experiencePhysical Demands Requirements: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.Testing Requirements: Tuberculin Skin Test required annuallyWorking Conditions Requirements: Sig Haz: Physical risk, injuries due to combative patient behavior Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

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