RN - Behavioral Health*
Company: Southern California Hospitals
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: January 17, 2020
RN - Behavioral Health*
Southern California Healthcare System, Inc.
RN - Behavioral HealthWe are hospitals and affiliated medical
groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person
who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of
quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients
highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier
lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our
patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable
healthcare they need and deserve.
The Behavioral Health Registered Nurse is specially trained to
monitor and utilize therapeutic equipment necessary to provide
specialized nursing care to patients with behavioral and/or mental
disorders. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to develop and
implement a plan of care for a specific group of assigned patients,
ensuring the coordination of care between other disciplines,
physicians, and support staff. Performs professional nursing duties
that incorporate the psychosocial, psychomotor and age appropriate
cognitive skills of the patient/family/significant other to assess,
plan, intervene and advocate for the patient on an ongoing basis
throughout the continuum of care. Will reevaluate patient response
and outcomes, effectiveness of plan of care, and readiness for
discharge and revise plan or make referrals as necessary. Acts as a
role model and mentor to a variety of new graduate nurses,
orientees and support staff.Job Responsibilities/Duties
- Provides patient care, reviews and administers patient
medications, treatments and procedures in a safe, effective and age
appropriate manner that meets scope of practice and standards of
nursing practice. Recognizes change in patient's clinical
conditions, taking appropriate action and documenting intervention.
Effectively collaborates with the health care team to intervene,
and advocate as necessary. Intervenes appropriately in instances of
abuse, assault or neglect, or when adequate financial or social
resources are not available. Makes appropriate referrals to resolve
patient issues effectively.
- Develops long and short-term goals consistent with treatment
plans, standards of practice, and the plan of care, incorporating
patient preference and discussing plan of care with patient.
Appropriately utilizes pain management resources and other
interventions to provide pain relief. Provides ongoing assessments
and documents the patient's physical and psychosocial condition, as
well as response to care. Reviews patient test results, identifies
critical results, and communicates in a timely manner consistent
with the condition of the patient and correlates information into
the plan of care. Consistently ensures nursing practice is evidence
based, within scope of licensure and compliant with hospital wide
standards of nursing care, including core measures. Ensures
Infection Control procedures and HIPAA compliance.
- Collaborates with staff, physicians and members of the
healthcare team, ensuring the coordination of care between other
disciplines and support staff. Supervises, monitors and delegates
patient care activities to appropriate members of the health care
team, provides effective leadership and ensures that care is safe
and of high quality. Acts as a source of information and
articulately responds to questions, providing resources, guidance,
and education about treatment plan, plan of care, and medications.
Develops and implements accurate teaching and ongoing discharge
- Empathizes with patient and patient support systems, expresses
compassion and understanding for the situation and demonstrates
care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious,
gender identity, or ethnic background. Engages in caring behaviors,
taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful
actions regarding how to best carry out interactions with the
patient, families, physicians, and co-workers.
QualificationsMinimum Education: Graduate of an Accredited School
of Nursing required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Minimum Experience: Ability to read, write and communicate
effectively in English. Ability to work variable shifts including
evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to maintain
flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment.
Recent behavioral health experience in an Acute Psychiatric setting
preferred. Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with
patients and families preferred.
Req. Certification/Licensure: Active, current, and unencumbered
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
required. AHA Basic Life Support required. Current Management of
Assaultive Behavior Certification required. Hospital Fire and Life
Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only) required.
De-escalation certification upon hire; Upon recertification, SAMA
Certification required. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Certification (RN-BC) preferred. SAMA Certification upon hire
preferred.Employee Value PropositionProspect Medical Holdings,
Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership
core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a
needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and
many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of
our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:
- Company 401K
- Medical, dental, vision insurance
- Paid time-off
- Life insurance
How to ApplyTo apply for this role, or search our other openings,
please visit http://pmh.com/careers/ and click on a location to
begin your journey to a new career with us!
We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not
discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability,
race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other
protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for
the application process, please contact Human Resources.
EEOC is the Law: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm
Keywords: BHU, Psych, Acute Psych, RN, Registered Nurse, Behavioral
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