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MCHN Weekend Option Days - 7a to 7p

Company: Kids Peace Mesabi Academies
Location: Orefield
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Multiple Options Available

KidsPeace Adolescent Unit - DUMMY REQ

5300 KidsPeace Drive


Weekend Option 7a-7p

Do you want to make a difference? Each day we give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children and teenagers we treat in our inpatient hospital operations and different residential programs.

Weekend Option Nurses have a specific Benefits package provided their exceptional shift as Part Time associates.

KidsPeace is a private non-profit charity located on a countryside setting of more than 260 acres in Orefield, PA - just 22 minutes away from downtown Allentown. For 134 years, KidsPeace has provided mental and behavioral health care services to children and teenagers, provided by a dedicated staff committed to making a difference by improving lives and helping young people prepare for adulthood. We are currently hiring a select group of people to help further our mission of providing hope, help and healing to children, families and communities in need. We will provide you all the training and support to help you succeed and be part of our caring team.

Join us and make a difference at KidsPeace.

The Mental Health Charge Nurse (RN) provides holistic healthcare and education to clients in order to promote physical and mental health and well-being. The MCHN works in collaboration with other clinical and non-clinical staff to provide appropriate clinical interventions and treatment. Full-time, Part-time and Flex/Per Diem nursing positions are currently available. Late night and primarily 2nd shift hours. Previous Pediatric Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing experience helpful. Graduates welcome.

Shift: Weekend Option - 7a to 7p (Days)

Job Summary:

Supervises the provision of holistic healthcare and education to clients in order to promote physical, mental health, and well-being. Provides direct supervision and leadership to other clinical and non-clinical staff on a regular basis to assure appropriate clinical interventions and treatment within the milieu. The MHCN is responsible to carry out therapeutic program schedules and ensure treatment planning is followed.

Qualifications (Education, Training and Experiences):

* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
* Minimum of three years mental health nursing experience preferred; prior supervisory experience preferred.
* Demonstrated ability to function as a member of a team required.
* Excellent problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution skills required.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
* SCM certification, observer status required.
* SCM Level 1 or 2, strongly preferred.
* CPR/First Aid certification required.
* Must be at least 21 years of age.
* LSCI certification required within 6 months of hire.

Job Duties:

* Promote safety and comprehensive care in the management of the milieu; collaborate as a member of the treatment team to evaluate plan of care; assess clients physical and mental health, responses to treatment plan and nursing plan of care.
* Maintain clinical caseload and provide individual counseling; facilitate and mentor therapeutic formal and informal group process; conduct client centered education and counseling groups or therapy as assigned.
* Develop, promote and provide health education for clients, families and staff; provide family centered education; develop pre- and post-education testing. Serve as an advocate for the client and the family/caregiver.
* Provide ongoing evaluation of medication regime, monitor effectiveness and provide medication education.
* Supervise and/or manage psychiatric and physical emergencies as necessary.
* Participate in organizational and department specific Quality Assessment and Improvement, risk management and client safety; Participate in the development and review of policies and procedures.
* Collaborate with multidisciplinary team on all issues from admissions through discharge; provide nursing consultation around admissions.
* Communicate effectively with other departments, agencies, and community resources as necessary and required.
* Assist in the performance and/or observation of restraints as necessary when ordered by a licensed professional using the current approved KidsPeace restraint methodology on youth who may weigh in excess of 250 pounds and who are verbally or physically threatening or otherwise presenting a threat to themselves or others.

Keywords: Kids Peace Mesabi Academies, Allentown , MCHN Weekend Option Days - 7a to 7p, Other , Orefield, Pennsylvania

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