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Behavioral Health Internship (GN/RN), In-Patient Network (Full Time Paid)

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join our Behavioral Health team. We are proud to offer a new Behavioral Health Internship program. This program is a paid 6 month intensive educational program. The education is intended to support the novice behavioral health nurse as they transition to clinical practice on the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. The internship sessions run in tandem with hands on patient care, to further enhance the nurses' experience as they transition to confident behavioral health nurses. Ideal candidates for application to the St. Luke---s Behavioral Health RN Internship Program are: --- Nursing students with prospective Spring/Fall/Winter graduation dates who will be eligible to sit for NCLEX and obtain licensure/temporary practice permit before the start of the internship.--- Experienced RN's that have not worked in behavioral health area.Inpatient Behavioral Health has units at 3 different campuses within the St. Luke---s University Health Network: Quakertown, Sacred Heart and Lehighton. The units are made up of Adult, Older Adult and an Extended Acute Care unit.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:--

  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.-- Performs assessment of the mental and physical status of all assigned patients.-- Implements, evaluates, and documents patient care interventions and patient responses in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Demonstrates accountability for initiating and maintaining the multi-disciplinary treatment plans, assuring that all elements are reviewed and revised as required by departmental policy and regulatory standards.
  • Assesses patient/family learning needs and provides and documents psycho-educational interventions by utilizing a variety of therapeutic programming modalities (patient education groups, individual sessions, etc.).
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base of psychopharmacology.
  • Demonstrates appropriate skill as a member of the Control Team, in responding to agitation/violent behavior of individuals requiring verbal de-escalation and/or physical restraint.
  • --Demonstrates competence in caring for the patient requiring restraints or seclusion.
  • --Collaborates with others to complete job duties as appropriate, is open to considering and offering new ideas and approaches to doing things
  • Demonstrates proper chain of command for work related issues.
  • Directly supervises and is accountable for the care provided by the Mental Health Technician and all other ancillary staff.
  • Maintains clinical records of all patient contact according to hospital policy and other regulatory guidelines (i.e., State, JCAHO). Documents patient information thoroughly, reflecting consideration of treatment plan.
  • Completes Departmental Orientation Checklist within 90 days of employment and completes all identified competencies for job description on an annual basis.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:--Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).--EDUCATION:--Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or graduate nurse from an accredited nursing program. Please complete your application using your full legal name and--current home address. --Be sure to--include--employment history for--the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.-- Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and--licenses, if applicable. --It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. --Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Behavioral Health Internship (GN/RN), In-Patient Network (Full Time Paid), Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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