Research Psychiatric Center Kansas City, MO
Mental Health Safety Coordinator - Psychiatric Nursing Administration
About Research Psychiatric Center:
Our mental health programs offer a complete range of acute inpatient, day treatment and community based outpatient behavioral healthcare. Our professional staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and licensed professional counselors, all with special training to care for people with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. We are dedicated to helping our patients find their path to recovery through therapy, counseling and other treatment methods. Our treatment plans are created to fit each patient's individual health needs.
Our 100 bed facility is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and from the State of Missouri. All hospital based services include full psychiatric, psychosocial and medical evaluations.
Learn more about working at Research Psychiatric Center: http://researchpsychiatriccenter.com/about/
Research Psychiatric Center is currently looking for a Mental Health Safety Coordinator
Provides professional nursing care and administrative services to behavioral health patients on a designated unit in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Research Psychiatric Center.
Participates in the multidisciplinary treatment team plan of care.
Works collaboratively with members of the health care team, maintains a safe environment, and provides patient and family education.
Demonstrates competency to provide age appropriate care to adolescent patients (12-18 years of age), adult patients (18 and older, including geriatric patients age 55 years ).
Provides milieau management and oversight of potentially violent patients.
Displays heighthened vigilance to the hospital milieau in an effort to quickly identify serious or dangerous situations involving patients, staff or visitors.
Participates and, at times, leads, post incident debriefings with present staff to focus on team development and process improvement.
Provides coaching, in conjunction with the Nurse Director, on techniques to be used by staff when engaging with patients
Provides education to new staff regarding the Behavioral Crisis Response Team.
Frontline responders to all Code White episodes and leads the Code
Provide wanding of visitors and intervenes with any visitor who becomes actively aggressive
Reports directly to the Nurse Director
Manages the performance improvement process by collecting the Code White data and presenting at monthly Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention team meetings
High School Graduate or GED required.
Prefer current certification as a nursing assistant (C.N.A.)
BLS through AHA required upon hire.
CPI training to be in place upon hire with requirement to be STAR trained within 45 days
Require track to become an instructor in both CPI and STAR within 90 days
Responsibility for training orientees in both STAR and CPI as well as providing refresher courses to other employees
Require three years of inpatient psychiatric experience
Medical Terminology and clerical background preferred.