RN - Psychiatric Nurse

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  • Norfolk, VA
  • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters - Main Hospital
  • Mental Health Resource Pool
  • PRN (<16hrs/week) - Nights
  • 31995
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    • Plans, provides, and monitors individualized psychiatric and medical nursing care in response to specific patient needs. Provides developmentally appropriate psychosocial and clinical care respective to the assigned patient population. Reports to the Director of Patient Care Services - Mental Health and Psych Services.
    • Plans, provides, and monitors individualized psychiatric and medical nursing care following established policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Performs therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the preschool, school age or adolescent patient and his/her family.
    • Provides developmentally appropriate psychosocial and clinical care.
    • Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Core competencies:
      • Adept in conflict resolution
      • Skilled in intake interviewing
      • Culturally sensitive expertise in crisis intervention techniques
      • Exceptional interpersonal communication
      • Psychiatric population familiarity
      • Psychotropic medication knowledge
      • Understands and evaluates data related to psychiatric emergency: Vital signs/LOC Glasgow coma scale; Lab tests (routine bloodwork, urine toxicology screen)
      • Demonstrated understanding of the Emergency Mental Health Nurse and their role within the ED
      • Demonstrated ability to provide a safe environment and interventions to manage alterations in mental/behavioral health and ensure patient and staff safety
    • Current Virginia state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse holding a valid Compact State license. 
    • CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire.
    • PALS preferred.
    • RN certification preferred.
    • Must have an Associates in Nursing/Diploma in Nursing with applicable experience, however a BSN is preferred. If hired with an ADN, the candidate must complete a BSN program within three years from their date of hire.
    • Minimum of one year of experience in a psychiatric inpatient or emergency room setting required.
    • Experience in both pediatric medical and psychiatric settings preferred.
    • Pediatric experience preferred. 
    • Expected to work in a patient care environment with minimal exposure to environmental hazards such as, but not limited to, excessive noise, dust, or extremes in temperatures. Exposure to communicable diseases and moderately adverse working conditions due to the need to perform certain patient care activities can be expected.

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