RN Senior Behavioral Health

LifePoint Health Watertown, WI
Job Description Watertown Regional Medical Center

The Senior Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides individualized psychiatric nursing care in a professional, competent, efficient, safe, compassionate and caring manner. The RN assesses the patients' needs, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of patient care. This position carries out these responsibilities independently with the guidance of accepted nursing and department practice as well as directed by medical staff. This position provides the knowledge and skills to meet physician, patient, staff, and/or WRMC needs and performs in accordance with WRMC standards and policies. The Registered Nurse directs the nursing care activities of paraprofessionals or other nursing team members and provides nursing leadership. The RN is responsible for assuring patient safety at all times and facilitates effective communication with patients, support personnel and member of the healthcare team. This position provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Job Requirements

Associate's degree in Nursing Required

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred

Currently licensed by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse

Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Required Skills

* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

* Applies analytical and participative behavior to problem solving techniques and decision making.

* Must be able to deal with aggressive, hostile and irrational behaviors of patients.

* Must be able to respond immediately in crisis situations concerning patients and/or family members.

* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

* Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and its impact on clinical practice.

* Knowledge of the interface effects with other healthcare disciplines and systems.

* Provides, manages, integrates, and coordinates health prevention, protection, illness prevention, restoration, rehabilitation, and palliative care for patients.

* Relates to patients, Physicians and peers to develop and maintain effective work/patient relationships.

* Operates mechanical equipment and expands knowledge through keeping up with advanced technology.

* Initiates work assignments independently without specific direction.

* Demonstrates responsibility and accountability according to legal, ethical, professional, educational, and personal development goals.

* Prioritizes work and meets changing demands and deadlines.

* Updates and develops continuous skills to provide care to the changing patient population providing for their growth and developmental needs.

* Knowledge of safety and infection control hospital procedures.

* Knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the ages and developmental needs of patients served.

* Knowledge of basic aseptic techniques.

* Knowledge of blood borne pathogens.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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