The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care on a designated unit in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Hartgrove Hospital. The Registered Nurse prescribes, coordinates and delegates nursing care utilizing the nursing process which is integrated into the multidisciplinary treatment team plan of care.
The Registered Nurse is accountable for assigned nursing care activities on a shift basis and is responsible for promoting and enhancing professional nursing practice on the unit. The Registered Nurse is authorized to initiate restraints or seclusion and assess continuation. The Registered Nurse also assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities as required.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description.
The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, and adults.
Education: Graduate of nursing program.
Experience: One-year prior psychiatric experience in mental health nursing preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
Must possess knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing processes, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management, restraint and seclusion procedures and criteria and CPR training.
Supervision Received: Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing and Asst. Director of Nursing
Supervision Exercised: MHW, MHS, PS, LPN
Line of Promotion:
From this position: Nursing Supervisor
To this position: Entry Level
Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential
for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Physical agility to manage patients with crisis prevention interventions. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
Job Classification: Non-Exempt; Hours vary based on staffing needs and include day, evening, night and weekend shifts.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Registered Nurse will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by the Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor.
Universal Health Services