Psychiatric Registered Nurse (Rn)

NHC Homecare Cookeville , TN 38502

Posted 4 months ago

PRN POSITION AVAILABLE

Definition:

The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process in accordance with physician's orders to provide patient/family care and support/advocacy in the home setting.

Line of Authority:

Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Assistant Vice President, HomeCare

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a RN/professional nurse.

  • Experience in home care is desirable.

  • Additional requirements for the Psychiatric Nurse, a Registered Nurse who provides psychiatric evaluation and therapy in HomeCare.

  • Qualifications:
    40.1.2.15 Psychiatric Evaluation, Therapy, and Teaching

  • Psychiatrically trained nurses are nurses who have special training and/or experience beyond the standard curriculum required for a registered nurse

  • I.e., The Psychiatric RN is a Registered Nurse who has specialized training / work experience as a RN in a psychiatric setting (acute care psychiatric facility, psychiatric home care, or psychiatric outpatient program). It is recommended that this experience has been within the prior 3 years. One of the following criteria must be met:

  • RN with a MSN with major in psychiatric/mental health nursing and nursing experience (unspecified period of time) in a psychiatric setting, OR

  • RN with BSN and one year experience in psychiatric setting, OR

  • RN with AD or diploma and two years experience in a psychiatric setting

Performance Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and apply professional training; follow physician's orders and keep records in prescribed manner.

  • Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.

  • Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.

  • Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.

  • Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.

  • Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.

  • Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.

  • Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to identify and achieve patient goals: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Assesses the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that affect a patient's health to develop a comprehensive nursing care plan which will attain the patients desired health outcomes in a culturally comfortable way.

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assure personal care, medical care and rehabilitation provide for optimal patient health and well-being.

  • Teaches patient/caregiver in various aspects of health care and disease management appropriate to needs/level of education and understanding and documents continuing needs and levels of patients/caregivers understanding.

  • Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.

  • Provides nursing services within the scope of practice authorized by the license issued by the state for a registered nurse.

  • Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment, including implementation of infection control and safety policies.

  • Evaluates progress toward the attainment of outcomes/goals and modification of plan as needed.

  • Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.

  • Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis.

  • Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.

  • Teaches, supports, and supervises Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides.

  • Serves on committees as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the DON/Administrator/Director of Services.

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