Staff Nurse Behavioral Health/St Vincent's Medical Center/FT,Nights, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly

Location
St. Vincent's Health Serv, CT, Bridgeport, CT
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 03, 2018
Closes
Feb 17, 2018
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job ID: 224168

Staff Nurse Behavioral Health/St Vincent's Medical Center/FT,Nights, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Regular
/
Night

Additional Job Information

Title: Staff Nurse Behavioral Health

City, State:  Bridgeport,CT

Location:  St Vincent's Medical Center

Department: Adlt Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 001

Additional Job Details: FT,Nights, 80 hours, Bi-Weekly

Work Schedule: Night shift, rotating weekends and holidays, schedule is rotating 12 and 8 hour shifts, 7pm-7:30am and 11pm-7:30am, 40 hours per week.

Marketing Statement

St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Staff Nurse Behavioral Health, provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessments according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Develops a nursing plan of care consistent with the master treatment plan.

  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.

  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.

  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed. Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.

  • Performs appropriate assessments of patients per hospital policy and identifies physical, psychosocial, cultural spiritual and age-related needs in order to provide individualized care of the patient.

  • Develops and documents a comprehensive plan of nursing care in collaboration with the patient and family to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and age-related needs of patients in order to facilitate the delivery of care.

  • Provides direct patient care according to physician's order and appropriate protocols as evidenced by documentation in patient's medical record and direct supervisor or peer observation.

  • Evaluates and recognizes changes in patients' physical and psychosocial status and revises the plan of care as necessary.

  • Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel, consistent with their level of education and expertise in order to meet patients' needs and to maximize staff performance.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to behavioral health patients and to interact with the interdisciplinary team in order to achieve the desired outcomes for patients.

  • Other Duties as assigned

  • Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015), ANA Code of Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement (2015).

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

    • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Connecticut Department of Public Health obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 

    • One or more of the following:

      • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 

      • Certified BLS Provider credentialed from the American Red Cross obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 

Education and Work Experience:
  • Associate Degree 
    • Associate Degree in Nursing Required, BSN Preferred and Experience in an acute care psychiatric setting is preferred. Evidence of leadership ability. Must be able to both individually and as a team member successfully manage out of control patients using the methods outlined in the MOAB training.

 

How To Apply

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For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

St. Vincent’s Health Services is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).  This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees, volunteers  and students.
 
Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer.  E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process.  The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

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