Lebanon, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 78039

Psychiatric Nurse - Lebanon ACT - days

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Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
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Full time (80 hours biweekly)

Weekdays, daytime hours and no holidays

On-call every 6th weekend

 

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides and coordinates treatment and services to psychiatric patients. Functions as a member of the health care team at an intermediate nursing level to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. In addition, serves as a nursing resource for clinical staff and may serve as the key clinical contact in the absence of the Nursing Supervisor or Clinical Team Lead by providing support for clinical staff scheduling and competency oversight of clinicians.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
  2. Administers medications as prescribed.
  3. Coordinates care of assigned patients.
  4. Conducts individual or group therapy sessions. Assesses patients' progress and modifies or extends treatment program accordingly.
  5. Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
  6. Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
  7. Provides medication checks.
  8. Provides support to nurse triage phone calls when appropriate.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 2 - 3 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate’s Degree from an accredited RN program
  • Preferred Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited RN program
  • Required Certification:
    • Registered RN in Pennsylvania

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