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Clinical RN II MHU

Palomar Health Type Full time Posted 5/16/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/17/2014
CA - California (All) - San Diego Referral - n/a -    
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Clinical RN II MHU
Department:Behavioral Health
Current Location:Mental Health Unit (PHDC), Escondido, CA
Schedule:Per Diem
Req Num:16528
Job Details:
Primarily responsible for the delivery of coordinated, clinical nursing care for adult and geriatric patients on an LPS-designated inpatient psychiatric unit and for the day-to-day management of the related clinical activities. Independently coordinates the plan of care with the client, the family, and the interdisciplinary team. Competent to perform as Team Leader and Charge Nurse, oversee unit flow, operations, and work standards, provide and oversee direct patient care, perform patient assessments, administer medications, eligible for 5150 designation and responsible to insure safety at all times. Knowledgeable in and competent in providing and modeling educational group/individual/milieu therapy for the general psychiatric population as well as the structured treatment program for the military population with PTSD and subsequent Substance Abuse. Background and knowledge of psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments required, background and knowledge of the military, knowledge in and experience with PTSD treatment, knowledge and experience with Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis treatment preferred. Other duties include: Admissions, discharges, intakes, crisis calls, legal (Certification and Riese) mental health hearings, patient assignments, acuities, patient rounding, Physician rounding, case management, discharge planning, patient education, Treatment Planning, Behavioral Health assessments in ED and medical floors, insure throughput from E.D. and acute care areas, interface with physicians, military base personnel and providers, community, families, as well as other external community resources and internal customers. Must work well as a team-member and have excellent verbal and written skills. Understands and adheres to the California Nurse Practice Act, The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing. The Registered Nurse shall be responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts and mobilization and shall participate as needed in patient handling. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures and applicable laws, and regulatory standards. Carries out the mission, vision, values, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:As required by certification and/or licensure
Preferred Education:Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience:2 years of experience as RN in acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit, background and knowledge
of psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments OR current RN with 7+ years LVN in acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit with treatment/therapy experience
Preferred Experience:3 - 5 years of experience as RN in adult acute Psychiatric inpatient unit, background and knowledge of the military, knowledge in and experience with PTSD treatment, knowledge and experience with Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis treatment
Required Certification:American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
Preferred Certification:Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health RN
Required License:Current CA RN License
Preferred License:Not Applicable


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