Professional Registered Nurse working in the Mental Health Department will be oriented to the Standards of Professional Practice during the initial orientation phase.
Under the direction of the Director of Mental Health Services, is accountable and responsible for the psychiatric nursing care of patients within the department, guided by policies and procedures of the hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Mental Health Registered Nurse is expected to provide a safe environment and will protect the patient from untoward events and works as part of Nursing Services:
Quality OF Care
Individual Practice Evaluation:
The nurse practice reflects knowledge of current professional standards, laws, and regulations.
The nurse caring for mental health patients interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and other healthcare provider as colleagues.
The nurse contributes to an effective team environment by working with others in a way that promotes and encourages each person’s contribution.
The nurse’s decisions and actions on behalf of mental health patients are conducted in an ethical manner.
The nurse caring for mental health patients collaborates with the team, consisting of patient, family, and healthcare providers, in providing patient care in a healing, humane, and caring environment.
a. The nurse assigns or delegates aspects of care, the decision is based upon an assessment of the needs and condition of the patient, the potential for harm, the stability of the patient’s condition, the predictability of the outcome, and the competencies of the healthcare provider.
BACK-UP/RELIEF CHARGE NURSE:
Has a thorough knowledge of mental disorders and demonstrates the ability to care for the psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and learning needs of the patients and their families. Serves as a role model for the staff. Demonstrates effective interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Works closely with, and keeps, the Director of Mental Health Services, or designee, aware of pertinent information regarding the department. Actively supports AVH mission, vision and values.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:
Critical thinking Skills
Ethics & Values
Integrity & Trust
Education and Experience:
Required Experience for part-time and full time nurses:
Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Work is performed in the sometimes hectic and changeable atmosphere of the MHS Department. On occasion, the RN will be called upon to assist in the physical management of assaultive behavior.
A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.
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Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.
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