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Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager, assists the professional staff in the care of psychiatric patients.
Facilitates the maintenance of the therapeutic environment in the psychiatric unit.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Provides care to patients in a manner that considers safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
2 Assists the team members in the care and evaluation of patients.
3 Assists patients with activities of daily living.
4 Checks patient's vital signs.
5 Charts observations on assigned patients' vital signs in legible, accurate and appropriate format following hospital and unit procedures.
6 May apply physical restraints or assist with placing a patient in seclusion under the direct supervision of the physician or
7 Facilitates educational groups and supervises recreational activities as directed by the RN.
Inpatient Behavioral Health (BHS) at York Hospital is a very diverse 63 bed acute care unit, serving patients 18 and older with a variety of mental health diagnoses and medical comorbidities with a primary focus on crisis stabilization. We are one department that has 4 units (A, B, C and D), each having a different level of care and acuity. Patients are admitted as either a 201 (Voluntary) or 302 (Involuntary) with an average length of stay of 7 days, with some patients staying longer and others staying fewer days. BHS has a strong collaborative team made up of Psychiatrists, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists, Psychiatric Technicians and Unit Secretaries that work as a team to provide exceptional patient care, along with our consult team which provides support services for all of York Hospital. If your passion is Psychiatric nursing, come join our team!
York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.