Posted on: November 21, 2022
Responsible for the delivery of psychiatric nursing
care/services to members being treated in the behavioral health
service departments. Positions assigned to this classification are
characterized by providing interventions that: promote and foster
health; assess dysfuntion; assist patients to regain or improve
their coping abilities; maximize patient strengths and prevent
further disability. These interventions focus on the
psychiatric-mental health patient and include: health promotion and
health maintenance; monitoring patients and assisting them with
self-care activities; monitoring psycho-biological treatment
regimens; providing triage decisions and facilitating patient
movement into appropriate services.
Coordinates with pharmacy regarding approved medications.
Provides information and education to members in a variety of
Documents Services rendered utilizing standard nursing procedures
in member chart.
Triage phone calls and refer to appropriate staff or community
Assist Psychiatrists with coordinating internal and external
hospitalizations of members.
Performs basic physical assessments of patients including vital
signs and monitoring for side effects of psychiatric active
medications and referring information to physicians as
Provides prescribed medications to patients per physicians orders
following appropriate protocol.
Utilizes electronic medical record for medication refills.
Reviews lab results and refers to physician within protocols and
Performs other duties as assigned by the Department Administrator
and/or Chief of Psychiatry.
Minimum one (1) year recent (within the last three (3) years) RN
Graduate from an accredited Nursing School.
License, Certification, Registration
Registered Nurse License (California)
Basic Life Support
Psychiatric and chemical dependency knowledge.
Able to triage and evaluate various aspects of the psychiatric
Group leadership skills.
Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
Telephone triage experience.
Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
Keywords: Kaiser, Lancaster , Psychiatric RN, Healthcare , Lancaster, California
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