RN Psychiatric Staff 0.9 6100 Nights
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Posted on: June 23, 2022
+ ASSESSMENTS: Completes ongoing assessments.
+ Recognizes significant changes in patients condition and responds
+ PLANNING: Develops measurable goals for identified problems.
+ Updates goals for identified problems.
+ Involves the patient/family (or designee) in developing a plan of
care individualized to patient cultural, religious and educational
+ Coordinates the interdisciplinary plan of care.
+ Serves as a patient advocate.
+ Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to formulate an
individualized plan of care.
+ IMPLEMENTATION: Provides nursing care based on patient-centered
outcomes and standards of care that are based on current research
and evidence-based practice.
+ Safely administers patient care and treatments in accordance with
the Standards of Safe Nursing Practice and institutional
+ Documents legibly using concise terms, correct terminology and
+ EVALUATION: Participates in on-going interdisciplinary evaluation
of patient/family outcomes and contributes to the improvement of
+ Participates in the quality improvement processes.
+ LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Delegates tasks/assignments
to employees according to their ability and within the scope of
their job descriptions and according to the Delegation by Licensed
Nurses, Ohio Administrative Code.
+ Serves as a resource person sharing knowledge/skills.
+ Acts as a role model/mentor.
+ Recognizes and acknowledges peer accomplishments.
+ Accepts/gives constructive criticism.
+ Participates in the Peer and Self-Review process.
+ Pursues on-going education and/or certification in specialty.
+ Maintains membership in professional organizations.
+ Involves self in professional development opportunities including
+ Adheres to values/guest service standards and Guiding
+ Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain
organization and department specific competencies and
+ Maintains applicable certification/licensure. Maintains BLS.
Completes psychiatric core curriculum and managing disruptive
behavior training with 6 months of appointment.
+ Follows hospital and department policies and procedures with
special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality,
dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
+ DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES: Provides individualized and timely
interventions in accordance with age specific needs and Department
of Nursing/hospital policy including establishing priorities for
delivery of patient care to individual patients and for assigned
group of patients. This also includes remaining calm and
professional during crises or emergency situations.
+ Accurately documents nursing interventions and patient's
responses, in accordance with policy.
+ Participates in and documents patient care and discharge planning
(including progress toward goals) including working with care
management staff to facilitate quality patient care with effective
use of resources throughout the continuum.
+ Demonstrates familiarity of unit-based and hospital QI activities
and participates in QI data collection.
+ Communicates information regarding patient's plan of care,
current outcomes, and acuity at shift report to oncoming nurses and
+ Using appropriate chain of command, communicates information in a
timely fashion to Director, physician, or Nursing Coordinator
regarding changes in patient's condition and patient care/unit
+ Demonstrates ability to perform unit coordinator responsibilities
+ Participates in clinical instruction programs to provide learning
experiences for students and participates in orientation of new
+ PSYCHIATRIC TRIAGE NURSE DUTIES: *ED triage nurse may work as a
psych staff RN when needed - (Director/Manager discretion).
+ Triages psychiatric patients that present to the ED, and
completes the "Medical Screening Examination" form. Initiates
admission paperwork, assists with insurance/pre-certification,
communicates with attending physician and obtains orders, gives
report to the floor, documents all pertinent clinical information,
and assists with transporting the patient.
+ Assists with assessment and treatment of psychiatric nursing
issues in the ED, including consultation on managing disruptive
behavior and restraint issues. This includes assessing the patient
for suicide and elopement risk and recommends proper level of
patient observation. May perform nursing consultation in inpatient
+ Reviews the case with the patient's psychiatrist or appropriate
psychiatrist on call as well as the ED physician and collaborates
with the Psychiatric Admission Coordinator and Urgent Behavioral
Evaluation Team as appropriate
+ Provides discharge instructions for those who are treated and
+ Serves as a resource/liaison for referrals for admission to
psychiatry who are not in the emergency department such as
community mental health centers, other hospitals, or
+ Other duties as assigned
+ Graduate from an accredited school of nursing BSN preferred.
+ Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of
+ BLS required
**Complexity of Work:**
+ Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
+ Satisfactorily completes psychiatric core curriculum and
disruptive behavior training within six months of appointment.
+ If assigned to ED Triage primarily must have five years nursing
experience with three years in inpatient psych.
+ Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting
patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand
+ Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
+ Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
+ Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular
+ Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
+ Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
+ Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light
**Personal Protective Equipment:**
+ Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment
Under the direction of the Director, the RN Psychiatry is
accountable for providing nursing care in accordance with the
Standards of Safe Nursing Practice/Ohio Administrative Code and
Understanding Scopes of Practice/Ohio Board of Nursing and ANA
Scope and Standards of Care. The staff RN is responsible for
assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for a given
patient population within the established standards and practices
Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment
employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with
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