Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Snellville, Georgia
Competitive Salary
Jan 26, 2018
May 05, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type

Eastside Medical Center
- Snellville, GA


Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health


is a 310-bed, full-service, acute care medical center with nearly 1,200 employees and 450 affiliated physicians. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.  Eastside Medical Center has been a leader for 31 years in a wide range of state of the art healthcare, including emergency services, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, womens services, neurosciences, oncology, cardiology and behavioral health.

Eastside Medical Center
is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health.



  • Performs duties in accordance with unit specific standards of care as evidence by documentation, observation and competencies.  Includes, but not limited to (2) patient identifiers (arm band & picture), hand off communication.
  • Assessment completed within 4 hours of admission, each shift and as needed by patient condition.
  • Nursing Plan of Care is developed to meet individual patient needs according to nursing standards of care/practice within 24 hours of admissions.
  • Plan is updated with any change in patient condition and at least every 24 shift.
  • Formulates and takes nursing actions to implement plan of care: records actions and patient response in Meditech.
  • Patient/Family involvement is indicated on plan of care if appropriate.
  • Patient teaching is planned and implemented.
  • Delivers care with respect to the individuals spiritual and cultural needs.
  • Changes in patients physiological, behavioral and medical status are recognized, reported and documented as they occur.
  • Adverse response to care or treatment is recognized, documented and reported to the physician.
  • Hand Off Communication occurs at shift change, between departments, upon transfer and discharge.
  • Provides patient education and documentation of understanding regarding tests, procedures, equipment and medications.
  • Manages pain through assessment (with appropriate pain scale) intervention, re-assessment within one hour of intervention.
  • Orders are implemented as ordered.
  • Physical and psychosocial needs are met for assigned group of patients.
  • Patient care is prioritized and delegated based on patient needs.
  • Provides patient care with consideration of professional ethics.  Is aware of hospital ethics policy and utilized as appropriate.
  • Maintains responsibility for patients assigned to LPN or Nurse Technician staff, directs activities of the LPN or Nurse Technician staff within their scope of practice.
  • Delivers care in a safe and effective manner.
  • Delivers medication according to policy; to include eMAR scanning where available and Medication Reconciliation.
  • Follow policies and procedures regarding safety and precautions, uses all safety devices and processes.
  • Participates in process improvement activity standards.
  • Maintains patient/employee confidentiality and privacy; HIPAA.
  • Observe patients closely to prevent falls.  In the event of a fall, immediately assess and reassess within 2 hours.
  • Keeps supplies at par level, ordering when necessary.



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