Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the registered nurse will provide acute nursing care to the behavioral health care patient utilizing the Robert Young Center principles of Trauma Informed Care. The behavioral health nurse promotes mental health through the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health problems, mental disorders and comorbid conditions across the lifespan. The behavioral health nurse will facilitate coordination of care with multidisciplinary groups to optimize care plans, individual treatment plans and safe discharge. Registered nurse will demonstrate Trinity’s principles and values when interacting with patients, families, visitors, providers and co-workers.
Standards of Practice
· Uses the nursing process to deliver high quality care appropriate to the age and educational level of the patient.
· Collects and synthesizes comprehensive health data that are pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health and/or situation.
· Develops a plan to attain expected outcomes.
· Analyzes the assessment data to determine diagnoses, problems, and areas of focus for care and treatment, including level of risk.
· Implements a specified plan: Coordinates care delivery, employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment; uses knowledge of pharmacological, biological and complimentary interventions to restore health and prevent further disability; provides structure and maintains a safe therapeutic recovery oriented environment; uses the therapeutic relationship and counseling interventions to assist health care consumers.
· Evaluates progress towards attainment of expected outcomes.
Standards of Professional Performance
· Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice.
· Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
· Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
· Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
· Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
· Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting.
· Collaborates with the health care consumer, family, interprofessional health team, and others.
· Evaluates all nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
· Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice.
· Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria
· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.
Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
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Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Graduate of accredited nursing program.
Bachelors degree in Nursing
Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.
Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Illinois and Iowa.
Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BSL) certification as outlined per policy.
Must possess and maintain Crisis Intervention Prevention training or obtain within six (6) months from date of hire.
Must possess and maintain Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization training or obtain within six (6) months from date of hire.
Knowledge of the nursing care required for patients throughout the age continuum.
Ability to use the nursing process.
Knowledge of teaching/learning theories.
Ability to critically think, problem solve; plan, organize, and coordinate patient care activities.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and web browser.
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
Level 3; Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.