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RN - Behavioral Health

Company: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:

Role Purpose The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care and is accountable for the outcome of such care. Directs/oversees other licensed and unlicensed staff in the provision of patient care. This position will be a Behavioral Health Nurse position that will work with patients in the Emergency Room. Responsibilities Completes and documents a thorough and accurate assessment within two hours of admission performs reassessments per unit standards and patient status. Ensures that patient learning barriers and needs are assessed and incorporated into the plan of care developed for each patient including participating in multidisciplinary discharge planning. Demonstrates consistent use and compliance of written protocols and procedures to include medication administration, documentation, pain, restraint, etc. Demonstrates sound judgment in situations and effectively communicates with physicians and other disciplines. Meets discharge and ongoing patient educational needs related to treatment, procedures, disease process and medication follow up. Evaluates and documents patients’ progress for achievement of outcomes and effectively communicates this progress to appropriate caregivers. Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current Missouri license as a Registered Nurse or Graduate Nurse eligible to take State Board exam for first time. BLS/ACLS certification within 6 months of hire. 1 year experience as a staff nurse on ICU or Cardiac Stepdown Unit. Knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the specific department. Ability to function effectively in stressful situations. Awareness of changing trends in nursing practice and ability to adapt, including knowledge of Missouri Nurse Practice Act. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability and willingness to rotate shifts and adjust to necessary schedule changes. Ability to work under supervision as well as ability to oversee others. Physical Requirements: Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to up to or more than 101 lbs. Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily Standing or walking more than 6  hours a day Running to respond to patient emergencies Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc. Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds). Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

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