McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
Provides direct patient care through use of the nursing process. Working with the Program Director, facilitates the daily operations of the unit; oversees the clinical direction and supervision of other RN and CRC's, including initial training at hiring; participates with Program Director in hiring process for CRC staff.
Accurately assesses patients' needs:
Utilizes multiple data sources to determine actual/potential health problems and functional status
Provides verbal communication to other health care providers
Documentation reflects on-going assessment of patients' biopsychosocial status on Assessment Flowsheet
Accurately plans nursing interventions for assigned patients:
Modifies and individualizes Standard of Care and protocol
Participates in the development of the multidisciplinary treatment plan
Initiates discharge plans at time of admission
Demonstrates ability to prioritize patient care needs
Provides and implements nursing care interventions:
Establishes a therapeutic alliance with assigned patients
Demonstrates accurate and timely medication administration
Demonstrates accurate and timely transcription of physician order
Promotes interventions that provide the least-restrictive alternative
Participates in leading patient groups
Accurately evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care interventions:
Documentation on the Standard of Care, protocols, and Assessment Flowsheet reflects response to intervention, demonstrates an understanding of patients' response to treatment interventions
Accurately communicates patients' clinical status at patient rounds and change of shift reports
Participates in unit/program Quality Improvement activities
Assumes a leadership role in managing the daily operations of the unit:
Provides direction and supervision of RNs and CRC staff.
Assumes a leadership role in medical and psychiatric emergencies
Anticipates acute milieu problems and delegates staff appropriately
Participates in the training and education of RNs. CRC's, and other healthcare provider
Problem-solves with the Program Director around staffing issues.
Provides for teaching needs of patient and significant others:
Documents teaching in the patient's record
Informs treatment team of patient and significant others' learning needs
Collaboration with the Nursing Director in identifying and providing teaching for staff members
Maintains a commitment to professional growth and competency:
Completes mandatory inservice requirements
Maintains competency for treating age-specific patient population
Seeks constructive feedback regarding work performance from peers and professional colleagues
Identifies strengths and areas for professional/practice development with supervisor
Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication:
Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality
Communicates positively, supportively, and with courtesy to the patients and staff
Presents self in a positive and professional manner
Contributes to the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the hospital, department, and unit
Participates in the development of clinical policies, nursing department procedures, and standards of care
Demonstrates effective time management
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
Bachelor's Degree; B.S.N. preferred
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Skilled clinician, demonstrated problem-solving skills, leadership ability
Five years experience working in the mental health field
Works in a typical acute psychiatric setting with patients who are experiencing a wide range of acute psychiatric conditions.
Physical and Mental Effort:
Moderate amount of walking. Physical ability for participation in patient activities and the restraining and seclusion of patients.
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