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Behavioral Health RN

Job Description

The Staff Nurse (RN) is a registered nurse who prescribes, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices.


  • Document patient information and nursing care in the provision of nursing services.

  • Document and reassess any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with facility policy.

  • Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.

  • Verify the accuracy of patient records.

  • Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.

  • Intervention is based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.

  • Accurately administer medication to patients.

  • Transcribe and carry out physician's/licensed practitioner's treatment orders accurately.

  • Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.

  • Prioritize and formulate a plan of care based on patient assessment and according to policy.

  • Participate in the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan with specific and measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.

  • Update and revise the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.

  • Document both the nursing interventions on the treatment plan and the patient's response to the intervention.

  • Assure patients are adequately oriented to the program.

  • Monitor program activity and encourage patient participation.

  • Prescribe and coordinate nursing care to patients, during episode of care.

  • 4 Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.

  • Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

  • Conduct structured didactic groups with patients and families.

  • Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.

  • Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such as, communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.

  • Provides and documents discharge instructions including food and drug interactions, diets and activities as appropriate.

  • Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.

  • Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.

  • Participate in quality assurance programs.

  • Collaborate with other team members.

  • Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and risk management.

  • Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians/licensed practitioners, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.

  • Follow facility, departmental and personnel policies and procedures

  • Comply with the employee Code of Ethics.

  • Works overtime in a case of emergency or as deemed necessary by supervisor.

  • Attends mandatory educational programs and annual in-services.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

  • Will notify Nursing Supervisor if issues arise around patient rights.

  • Facilitates the patient to contact the Patient Advocate to issue complaints/grievances, as appropriate.

Job Requirements

Education: Graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing required; Bachelor's Degree required.


Experience: Some experience in a psychiatric health

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Des Plaines
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Chicago Behavioral Hospital

Chicago Behavioral Hospital is a private freestanding psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and Chemical Dependency care. Serving North Chicago and surrounding areas, CBH provides a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and day hospital services offer supportive and compassionate care for children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults through specialty programs that meet the needs of our patients. Learn More

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US-IL-Des Plaines
Snapshot
Chicago Behavioral Hospital
Company:
US-IL-Des Plaines
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

The Staff Nurse (RN) is a registered nurse who prescribes, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices.


  • Document patient information and nursing care in the provision of nursing services.

  • Document and reassess any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with facility policy.

  • Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.

  • Verify the accuracy of patient records.

  • Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.

  • Intervention is based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.

  • Accurately administer medication to patients.

  • Transcribe and carry out physician's/licensed practitioner's treatment orders accurately.

  • Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.

  • Prioritize and formulate a plan of care based on patient assessment and according to policy.

  • Participate in the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan with specific and measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.

  • Update and revise the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.

  • Document both the nursing interventions on the treatment plan and the patient's response to the intervention.

  • Assure patients are adequately oriented to the program.

  • Monitor program activity and encourage patient participation.

  • Prescribe and coordinate nursing care to patients, during episode of care.

  • 4 Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.

  • Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

  • Conduct structured didactic groups with patients and families.

  • Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.

  • Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such as, communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.

  • Provides and documents discharge instructions including food and drug interactions, diets and activities as appropriate.

  • Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.

  • Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.

  • Participate in quality assurance programs.

  • Collaborate with other team members.

  • Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and risk management.

  • Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians/licensed practitioners, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.

  • Follow facility, departmental and personnel policies and procedures

  • Comply with the employee Code of Ethics.

  • Works overtime in a case of emergency or as deemed necessary by supervisor.

  • Attends mandatory educational programs and annual in-services.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

  • Will notify Nursing Supervisor if issues arise around patient rights.

  • Facilitates the patient to contact the Patient Advocate to issue complaints/grievances, as appropriate.

Job Requirements

Education: Graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing required; Bachelor's Degree required.


Experience: Some experience in a psychiatric health

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