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Registered Nurse- Senior Behavioral Health Unit PRN

Job Description

Watertown Regional Medical Center

The Senior Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides individualized psychiatric nursing care in a professional, competent, efficient, safe, compassionate and caring manner. The RN assesses the patients’ needs, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of patient care. This position carries out these responsibilities independently with the guidance of accepted nursing and department practice as well as directed by medical staff. This position provides the knowledge and skills to meet physician, patient, staff, and/or WRMC needs and performs in accordance with WRMC standards and policies. The Registered Nurse directs the nursing care activities of paraprofessionals or other nursing team members and provides nursing leadership. The RN is responsible for assuring patient safety at all times and facilitates effective communication with patients, support personnel and member of the healthcare team. This position provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Job Requirements

Associate’s degree in Nursing Required
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
Currently licensed by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Required Skills
•Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
•Applies analytical and participative behavior to problem solving techniques and decision making.
•Must be able to deal with aggressive, hostile and irrational behaviors of patients.
•Must be able to respond immediately in crisis situations concerning patients and/or family members.
•Knowledge of Memory care and falls risks
•Ability and comfortability to work with Geriatric and all populations
•Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
•Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and its impact on clinical practice.
•Knowledge of the interface effects with other healthcare disciplines and systems.
•Provides, manages, integrates, and coordinates health prevention, protection, illness prevention, restoration, rehabilitation, and palliative care for patients.
•Relates to patients, Physicians and peers to develop and maintain effective work/patient relationships.
•Operates mechanical equipment and expands knowledge through keeping up with advanced technology.
•Initiates work assignments independently without specific direction.
•Demonstrates responsibility and accountability according to legal, ethical, professional, educational, and personal development goals.
•Prioritizes work and meets changing demands and deadlines.
•Updates and develops continuous skills to provide care to the changing patient population providing for their growth and developmental needs.
•Knowledge of safety and infection control hospital procedures.
•Knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the ages and developmental needs of patients served.
•Knowledge of basic aseptic techniques.
•Knowledge of blood borne pathogens.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Job Snapshot

Location US-WI-Watertown
Employment Type Per Diem
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Watertown Regional Medical Center

What began as a 16-bed hospital on Main Street has transformed into a comprehensive health system, providing state-of-the-art facilities, world class technology and advanced clinical programming to residents of Dodge and Jefferson counties in Wisconsin. Our network includes primary care and specialty clinics throughout the region, delivering a full range of high-quality outpatient and inpatient services. We are committed to keeping quality healthcare close to home, with a focus on maintaining and growing local primary and specialty care services. As we move forward on a partnership with LifePoint Health, we are more excited about the future than ever. We believe local communities should be involved in decision making about their healthcare. LifePoint shares our commitment to Watertown, and our joint venture preserves a strong local voice in the strategic direction of WRMC. Learn More

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US-WI-Watertown
Snapshot
Watertown Regional Medical Center
Company:
US-WI-Watertown
Location:
Per Diem
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Watertown Regional Medical Center

The Senior Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides individualized psychiatric nursing care in a professional, competent, efficient, safe, compassionate and caring manner. The RN assesses the patients’ needs, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of patient care. This position carries out these responsibilities independently with the guidance of accepted nursing and department practice as well as directed by medical staff. This position provides the knowledge and skills to meet physician, patient, staff, and/or WRMC needs and performs in accordance with WRMC standards and policies. The Registered Nurse directs the nursing care activities of paraprofessionals or other nursing team members and provides nursing leadership. The RN is responsible for assuring patient safety at all times and facilitates effective communication with patients, support personnel and member of the healthcare team. This position provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Job Requirements

Associate’s degree in Nursing Required
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
Currently licensed by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Required Skills
•Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
•Applies analytical and participative behavior to problem solving techniques and decision making.
•Must be able to deal with aggressive, hostile and irrational behaviors of patients.
•Must be able to respond immediately in crisis situations concerning patients and/or family members.
•Knowledge of Memory care and falls risks
•Ability and comfortability to work with Geriatric and all populations
•Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
•Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and its impact on clinical practice.
•Knowledge of the interface effects with other healthcare disciplines and systems.
•Provides, manages, integrates, and coordinates health prevention, protection, illness prevention, restoration, rehabilitation, and palliative care for patients.
•Relates to patients, Physicians and peers to develop and maintain effective work/patient relationships.
•Operates mechanical equipment and expands knowledge through keeping up with advanced technology.
•Initiates work assignments independently without specific direction.
•Demonstrates responsibility and accountability according to legal, ethical, professional, educational, and personal development goals.
•Prioritizes work and meets changing demands and deadlines.
•Updates and develops continuous skills to provide care to the changing patient population providing for their growth and developmental needs.
•Knowledge of safety and infection control hospital procedures.
•Knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the ages and developmental needs of patients served.
•Knowledge of basic aseptic techniques.
•Knowledge of blood borne pathogens.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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