Psychiatric RN - Part Time

Perform the duties of a psychiatric registered nurse under the direction of the Nurse Manager or designee. This is a part time 20 - 24 hours per week position eligible for some prorated benefits. 

Compensation: $26.62- $46.97 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.


RESPONSIBLE TO:  Nurse Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington, with current CPR certification.
  • A BSN with two years minimum experience working with acute mental illness OR
  • RN with three years minimum experience working with acute mental illness.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Able to prioritize and remain flexible under stressful conditions.

TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment and Planning:

  • Completes initial assessment and nursing history.
  • Establishes initial treatment plan.
  • Contributes to ongoing treatment plan.
  • Seeks contribution of other health professionals.
  • Assesses patient education needs and readiness for learning.
  • Evaluates lab values - correlates with pt. symptoms.
  • Assesses patient communication/cultural needs.

Delivery of Care:

  • Delivers nursing care based on the treatment plan.
  • Recognizes and reports all physiological and behavioral changes in patients.
  • Selects intervention which demonstrates an understanding of cause and effect.
  • Is flexible to the changing needs of the patient.
  • Administers medication according to medical orders.
  • Provides 1:1 patient education.


Documentation:

  • Accurately transcribes medical staff orders in a timely manner.
  • Treats medical record as a confidential and legal document.
  • Documentation of patient progress is accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • Documents accurately on MAR
  • Documents patient teaching and nursing interventions.
  • Completes ITA documentation (med rights, less restrictive)
  • Collects data, completes quality monitors.