Psych RN $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Pittsburgh, PA
Contract Type
Full Time
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  LifeCare Behavioral Health Hospital of Pittsburgh features 49 private rooms for acutely ill voluntary and involuntary committed patients and is conveniently located on the second floor of our LifeCare Main Campus. The Behavioral Health Hospital’s programs provide acute psychiatric inpatient care for a variety of mental illnesses and appropriate therapeutic activities for those patients who require medical attention in addition to their psychiatric care. Our programs are designed to address a broad range of emotional and behavioral conditions, and Treatment Resistant Illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

We have an immediate opportunity for Psychiatric RN's - $5,000 Sign On Bonus!

General Summary: The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and provides behavioral health nursing care to assigned patients utilizing the nursing process to facilitate the patient’s progression toward optimal health. The RN provides, directs and guides patient/family teaching and readiness for discharge to prepare the patient for self, home or further professional care. The RN is actively involved in department activities, transdisciplinary treatment team activities, and LCBHH activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all behavioral health patients admitted to LCBHH.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with behavioral health patients in the adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older) populations.

Essential Functions:

  • Assesses behavioral health and medical needs of patients in basic and complex situations, identifies potential or actual needs, and communicates changes in patient status, needs or condition to the supervisor and physician when applicable.Documents the assessment.

  • Plans the care of patients and their families in response to identified needs, throughout the continuum of care, in collaboration with the transdisciplinary treatment team.Documents the plan and revisions.

  • Implements the plan of care by providing nursing interventions directly and/or appropriately delegating care to others, demonstrating competent and proficient nursing practice.Responds appropriately and assists others in responding to emergencies in a calm and effective manner.

  • Initiates and coordinates the evaluation of care provided and documents the patient’s response to care provided by nursing and other members of the treatment team.

  • Facilitates the identification and resolution of patient’s admission, transfer and discharge needs throughout the course of care in collaboration with the treatment team.Identifies individual learning needs of patients and families and provides education in a manner that meets their special needs.

  • Communicates with the Charge Nurse on changing patient needs or acuity for appropriate staffing. Facilitates the admission and transfer of patients including appropriate patient placement.

  • Provides support to social work group therapist.

  • Applies de-escalation techniques to help patients manage behavior.

  • The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of psychiatric and medical competencies established for the position, to include population served and other special needs of patients or customers, served by the department.

  • Adheres to LifeCare Behavioral Health Hospital policies, procedures, all safety plans and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.

  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.

  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Supervision: Oversees and directs delegated functions of Mental Health Assistants and Unit Clerks.

    Experience: Two (2) years of experience in a psychiatric setting is preferred.

    Education: Graduate of an approved Registered Nurse program is required.

    Licensure/Certification: Current Registered Nurse license in the state where practicing is required. Current BLS certification is required upon hire or within 6 months of hire. Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) education and certification is required within 60 days of hire. Additionally, IV and phlebotomy competency must be obtained within 6 months of hire. All Registered Nurses must maintain current licensure, BLS and CCM certification while employed with LifeCare Hospitals.