Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health - Hiring Now

Employer
Waterbury Health Network
Location
Waterbury, CT
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
SCOPE OF POSITION:
As a member of the multi-disciplinary care delivery team, the professional nurse practices, delegates, and collaborates with other team members to facilitate the coordination and delivery of patient care for assigned patient population.
## Report to Department Director or designee. RESPONSIBILITIES:
######### Utilizing the nursing process develop and implement a plan of care and demonstrate leadership to ensure all patient/family needs are met, considering age specific factors.
######### Contribute to the efficient operation of the patient care area, delegating responsibilities to appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon an understanding of others# roles, scope of practice, knowledge, and capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel. Apply the principles of case management to patient care, and exercise autonomy, capability and motivation to be identified as one of the principle care givers for the patient, providing and/or referring services across the continuum of care.
######### Promote a professional and collaborative approach to patient care, communicating appropriately with all members of the care team while working cooperatively to resolve problems and ensure excellence in clinical practice.
######### Actively participate in initiatives to ensure quality outcomes of patient care.
# ######### Maintain required knowledge and skills; complete general/unit/department specific competencies.
######### Demonstrate skills and judgment necessary to manage routine, urgent and crisis psychiatric situations by group therapy methods in the context of a therapeutic milieu. Identifies the appropriate care/treatment for the population serviced which includes adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients.
######### Perform similar and related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS #:
Good communication skills. Ability to work well as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Ability to work in a time oriented environment including exposure to all patient elements i.e., blood borne pathogens, physical requirements:
lifting and pulling of patients, pushing stretchers and standing and walking. May be exposed to environmental hazards such as anesthetic gases or elements. Ability to interact with patients with tact and confidentiality.
######### Ability to approach clinical responsibilities for patients with regard to growth and developmental issues related to the specific age groups of the population served.
######### Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures.
######### Perform automated functions that fall within job responsibility.
######### Licensed Registered Nurse in State of Connecticut.
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