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Full Time Evening Shift RN, Older Adult Behavioral Health

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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.

The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing. 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 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transports patients weighing up to 500 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. 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.
EDUCATION:
Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania or seeking Pennsylvania licensure through reciprocity.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Previous psychiatric, medical, and / or geriatric nursing experience preferred. - ANCC certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing preferred. Evidence of successful completion of BLS.
WORK SCHEDULE:
Full-time, evenings, may require every other weekend and holidays as scheduled.

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 , Full Time Evening Shift RN, Older Adult Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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