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Psychiatric RN

Company: Kaiser
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with pharmacy regarding approved medications.
  • Provides information and education to members in a variety of forums.
  • Documents Services rendered utilizing standard nursing procedures in member chart.
  • Triage phone calls and refer to appropriate staff or community resources.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • 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 guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Department Administrator and/or Chief of Psychiatry.Basic Qualifications:Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year recent (within the last three (3) years) RN Psychiatric experience. -Education
  • Graduate from an accredited Nursing School. -License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered Nurse License (California)
  • Basic Life Support -Additional Requirements:
  • Psychiatric and chemical dependency knowledge.
  • Able to triage and evaluate various aspects of the psychiatric population.
  • Group leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills. -Preferred Qualifications:
  • Telephone triage experience.
  • BSN preferred. -Notes:
  • Rotating weekends.Job Schedule: Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners

Keywords: Kaiser, Lancaster , Psychiatric RN, Other , Lancaster, California

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