Geriatric Psych Nurse

CHI Health Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

*Overview

Geri Psych RNs with CHI St Vincent have a variety of skills from clinical to project management. Their ability to multitask and consistently deliver high quality care makes them some of the most well-rounded nurses patients can have. Keen assessment skills, critical thinking, and a sense of urgency attribute to their success.

You appreciate that you will rarely have the same day twice and you thrive in a fast-paced clinical environment. Your documentation and communication is thorough, adding value to the whole nursing team. You position your teammate to do his, her, or their best work benefiting your shared patients by ensuring a smooth transition at shift change when you give report.

You have a talent for planning and coordinating which patients and their loved ones appreciate. You have the ability to think critically, creatively, and unconventionally when necessary. Project management is a natural talent as you will coordinate care between multiple patients while keeping your entire healthcare team on track with shared goals.

CHI St Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

Whether you are an experienced RN 'who's seen it all' or a nurse working toward that, we invite you to join CHI St Vincent today and experience nursing with us!

CHI St Vincent is a level-two trauma center, Magnet accredited, and voted as one of Arkansas Best Places to work. Apply now for this winning team!

  • Responsibilities

Mental Health nursing offers a completely different experience than caring for patients with only physical health-related problems. It's easy to forget that, in some cases, a patient's decline in physical health can negatively impact their mental health as well, but that doesn't mean their treatment is any less complex. Psych nursing offers skilled nurses the opportunity to care for vulnerable patients and themselves through self-reflection, and introspection. In essence, these nurses and patients find strength in each other.Patients on this unit are dealing with difficult diagnoses. Our ideal nursing candidate will have the proven ability to exercise patience, flexibility, and careful listening when their efforts are often tested. This nurse will strive to calm patients when they become agitated, strengthen patients coping skills, and ensure their safety.

  • Expectations:*

  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment while delivering quality patient care

  • Collect, read, and interpret assigned patient's health history

  • Create and implement care plans in collaboration with other care team members

  • Administer medications to patients and educate caregivers when necessary

  • Qualifications*

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nursing from accredited nursing program or Associates Degree in Nursing required

  • Active Registered Nurse Licensure in Arkansas or eNLC licensure with multistate privileges in good standing with the Arkansas Board of Nursing. License must be unencumbered.

  • 6 months of nursing experience required (New graduates would need to complete a residency program before consideration for this unit)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)

  • Previous nursing experience in geri psych or acute care medical surgical

  • related skills*: psych, geri psych, behavioral health, vital signs, IVs, feeding tubes, catheters, foley, oxygen tanks (o2), medication, pharmacology, admissions, discharge, electronic medical records (emr), charting, medical history, caloric intake, output, project management, coordination, follow up, rounding, reconciliation, wound care, dressing change, bandages, sutures, staples, ulcers, acute care, staff nurse. job, nursing jobs, rn jobs, acute care hospitals, nursing care, magnet nurse, magnet accredited
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