Registered Nurse (RN)

The Kirkbride Center
Philadelphia, PA, US
Sep 03, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

At Kirkbride Center, the RN will deliver quality advanced practice psychiatric nursing care to adult patients and serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing the patient, collecting and documenting the patient's current health status and medical history. The RN will complete and/or review Admission Data record as defined by policy. Currently seeking RN's as admission and Unit Nurses full and part time positions available. The Kirkbride Center RN will:

*Make accurate and ongoing assessments of patient's status as appropriate;

*Review patient records indicating that assessments contain review of relevant major body systems, physiological parameters, self-care needs, allergies, vocational needs or deficits, current medication status and initial discharge plan;

*Review patient records ensuring an emotional/behavioral evaluation is conducted on each patient within eight (8) hours of admission and includes data such as definition and history of presenting problem and Alcohol & Drug use history;

*Documented evidence of ongoing reassessment which is to be documented in the patients' treatment plan and progress notes;

*Document all patient transfers with an assessment that reflects current medical and risk status;

*Ensure document review shows that forms, notes, logs and other applicable written information has been completed promptly and accurately;

*Effectively assess unusual, complex or otherwise difficult cases;

*Proactively identify potential problems and educate unit staff;

*Track recurring problems and provide training to unit staff;

*Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures;

*Comply with infection control policies and system's BSI, OSHA, Blood borne Pathogens standards.


Graduate of an accredited Nursing program and possesses RN license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who demonstrates sound leadership skills and utilizes these skills in organizing the activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks for a given shift.

Demonstrates a consistent high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be an exemplary role model to others; displays basic knowledge of treatment procedures, interventions common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice; basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the adult psychiatric population and ability to apply this knowledge to adult care.

Thorough familiarity of psycho-pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with adult psychiatric populations; basic teaching and training skills helpful; problem solving, organizational and time management skills useful; crisis intervention skills necessary; excellent written and oral communication skills along with skills in facilitation and/or co-facilitating oriented and didactic groups; eligible for CPR and CPI certification.

Must have skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a variety of clinical situations and ability to support team members as well as show empathy for patients and their families.

Flexibility regarding hours and schedule work needed and must be skilled in maintaining highly confidential information.

Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature and /or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips. Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important instructions accurately, quickly and loudly. Must be able to exert up to 100 lbs. of force.

***Full time and Part time positions available

***Compensation based on education and experience

Company Description

The Kirkbride Center is a licensed 245 bed comprehensive behavioral health care facility located on a 17 acre campus in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. The Kirkbride Center provides a spectrum of both addiction services and acute major psychiatric and dual-diagnosis disorders.

Addiction services include:
*Drug-free residential rehabilitation
*Methadone treatment
*Suboxone treatment
*Dual diagnosis treatment

Psychiatric services include:
*Acute adult inpatient
*Sub-acure adult inpatient
*23-hour observation
*Dual diagnosis disorders

The Kirkbride Center holds accreditation with the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and all required state and federal licenses. Kirkbride Center accepts most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid, and CBH and BHSI patients.

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