Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Child and Adolescent

Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Feb 14, 2018
Closes
May 05, 2018
Ref
00584-13457
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent

RN - Child & Adolescent - PRN

Are you interested in working with children or teens that may be struggling with behavioral issues?  At our Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent campus, we give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children and teenagers in our inpatient hospital and residential treatment programs.   Watch this Child & Adolescent Campus Video to learn more about what we do!   

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse provides clinical, therapeutic, and administrative support to the child & adolescent behavioral health program.


Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge of psychiatric nursing and maintains the highest quality of comprehensive patient care.
  • Displays effective communication skills as evidenced by the ability to maintain therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians and staff.
  • Is able to set limits as needed by recognizing potential behavior problems and does so in a caring and consistent manner.
  • Utilizes knowledge of growth and development, psychopathology, and psychosocial systems.
  • Has an accurate knowledge of psycho-dynamics and therapeutic processes as demonstrated by effective intervention and resolution of problems as they occur, and communication of the processes to others.
  • Displays understanding of family dynamics by responding appropriately to family members when needed.
  • Participate in the initiation of master treatment plan along with other key program staff.
  • Attend treatment planning meetings and conferences to participate in patients treatment process and progress.
  • Participate in discharge planning and referrals.
  • Utilizes appropriate skills in telephone etiquette when answering the telephone, making sure to record correct messages and pass along to appropriate staff, including patient inquiries.
  • Demonstrates professional skills and performs the tasks needed to maintain a therapeutic milieu and optimum patient care.

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