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Registered Nurse (RN), Behavioral Health Unit -PRN

Company: Rutherford Regional Health System
Location: Rutherfordton
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe responsibility of the Registered Nurse in the Behavioral Health Unit is to render professional nursing care to a group of assigned patients within the hospital. They collaborate with the medical staff and other members of the health care team to provide quality patient care. Performs all activities in accordance with approved policies and guides. They supervise and delegate appropriate duties to ancillary personnel. Essential Functions:

  • Completes initial and ongoing assessments. Assessments include physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care abilities, educational, age appropriate, cultural and discharge planning needs.
  • Performs plan of care intervention, including medication administration, specimen collection, clinical treatments, as well as other medical care treatment.
  • Discusses assessment parameters and scoring for CIWA. Defines treatment guidelines based on assessment findings/scores for CIWA.
  • Documents patient care given.
  • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate to care team, physician, patient, and family.
  • Assists patients with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and ambulation.
  • Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
  • Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
  • Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient.
  • Employee supervises others.
  • Assists with orientation and training of others as directed.Minimum Education:
    • Associate's degree in nursing required
    • Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred Required Skills:
      • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Certifications:
        • Basic Life Support (BLS)
        • Handle with care within 4 months of hire
        • Licenses: Current RN license to practice in NC (NC licensure or multi-state (compact) license). Minimum Work Experience:
          • 1-3 years, Recent acute care experience within past 3 years preferred. Company Description:Rutherford Regional Health System is a 143-bed acute care facility that offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs. We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees.Rutherford Regional Health System's partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare is bringing the pieces together to transform healthcare in Rutherford County. Duke LifePoint Healthcare is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, one of the country's leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. These two forces joined because of the shared interest in collaborating with hospitals, healthcare providers and patients to bring high quality, innovative healthcare services to communities. Duke LifePoint combines Duke's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint's extensive resources and knowledge and experience operating community hospitals and healthcare organizations. Why join our team?We are dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs, and we believe our employees are our most valuable assets in accomplishing this goal. Rutherford Regional is growing its team of dedicated health care professionals. If you are looking to start a career that cares, are passionate about changing lives, and ready to work in a supportive environment in a close-knit community, apply today!Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Keywords: Rutherford Regional Health System, Spartanburg , Registered Nurse (RN), Behavioral Health Unit -PRN, Healthcare , Rutherfordton, South Carolina

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