Psychiatric RN, Treatment & Recovery Center, PRN

Nursing Lawrence, Kansas


Description

Take Your Career to the Next Level with LMH Health!

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization, while complying with laws and regulations in maintaining patient information. This position leads the coordination of care for patients by applying effective decision making skills based on patient/family healthcare needs and priorities. This is a per diem position. 

Demonstrates knowledge of Crisis Intervention and the ability to de-escalate potentially aggressive situations and will provide education to patients and their families regarding Behavioral Health diagnosis, medications, and treatments.

Top Reasons to work at LMH Health

  • Join a Team That Cares About the Community
  • Tuition Reimbursement to Support Continuing Education
  • Professional Development and Recognition
  • Excellent Benefits

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Develop therapeutic relationships with patients and families promoting decision making based on the assessment of patient medical histories, symptoms, examinations, diagnosis, conditions and treatment.
- Assess patients and documents pertinent information including Triage, Medical/Behavioral Health assessments and medication administration utilizing appropriate assessment tools.
- Provides education concerning Psychiatric diagnosis, treatment options and psychopharmacology to patients, families and all others involved in the consumer’s care.
-Intervenes with appropriate verbal interventions to diffuse out of control or potentially dangerous behaviors. Demonstrates ability to effectively use de-escalation techniques and can describe and demonstrate their roles and responsibilities.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Seclusion/Restraint standards, guidelines, techniques; Initiate documentation and debriefing with patients for any seclusion/restraint incidents as required.
- Communicate and collaborate concisely and continuously among clinical team, including physicians, both verbally and in documentation focusing on patients identified problems and needs by implementing and monitoring patient care plans, as well as recording and communicating patient conditions as appropriate, to optimize their health outcomes.
- Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
- Exemplifies professionalism: applies lifelong learning; contributes to the science of nursing; participates in governance; shares knowledge to expand the scale and scope of best practices with others; builds the ethical, moral and regulatory base for best practices and processes of patient and unit care.
- Performs nursing care according to the population served on the unit as referenced in the Administrative, Scope of Services Policy.
- Performs other duties as assigned in line with current nursing scope.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Associates in Nursing or diploma.
  • Current Basic life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Current Registered Nurse license to practice in Kansas.         

Preferred

  • Bachelors in Nursing.
  • Previous emergency room or psychiatric, behavioral health, or relevant experience.
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (common to all positions)
  • Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.
  • Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.
  • Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.
  • Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.
  • Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.
  • In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.