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RN-Behavioral Health

SSM Health

Location Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
Department WI-St. Agnes Hospital
Posted 129 days ago -
Type: Full-time Permanent
Reference ID: 12346405

Description

Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completes admitting and shift assessments on assigned patients including behaviors; accurately and within time-frame set in policy and procedures.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and judgement to analyze patient assessment data and notify physician of changes in condition.
  • Participates in the development, review and evaluation of multidisciplinary treatment plans as per policies and procedures.
  • Documents all nursing care given and adheres to nursing standards and ministry policies and procedures.
  • Consistently and accurately implements and records physicians orders.
  • Assesses and monitors patients and environment for safety within the unit.
  • Serves as a clinical resource and supervises care delivered by LPN's and techs.
  • Educates patients and families based on assessed needs and documents education provided in the Electronic Health Record.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model.  Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.
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Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.

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