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Registered Nurse

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesWelcome and thank you in your interest for employment opportunities at Del Amo Behavioral Health Systems of Southern California!Del Amo Hospital currently has Full Time positions available for Staff and Charge Nurses (Registered Nurse's) in our Nursing Services Department for Nights - 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Includes weekends, may include holidays.Full and Part Time positions are benefitted positions that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k/Stock programs through Fidelity Investments, PTO, Sick Pay, as well as other flexible options.The Staff Nurse and the Charge Nurse (Registered Nurse's) provide safe and effective nursing care in the assigned area(s) in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the Hospital and within the framework of established policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing Services. As a key team member in the clinical area, the Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse promote a climate of effective performance and learning through role modeling, willingness to learn and teach, and availability to patients and staff. The Charge Nurse organizes, manages and coordinates unit nursing services on assigned shift as delegated by Nursing Administration. Duties include but are not limited to:LEADERSHIPOrganize and direct care of patients, setting priorities and formulating assignments to include the most skilled staff to care for the most acutely ill patients. Ensure staff complete assigned duties and patient care responsibilities during assigned shift. Act as a role model in demonstrating nursing practice and procedures. Utilize good nursing judgment with minimal supervision. Continuously monitor acuity of unit. Staff Nurse functions as Charge Nurse when assigned.SAFETY AND ASSESSMENTAssess each patient by performing a thorough mental, physical, nutritional, and functional assessment upon admission, and, more frequently, as needed based on patient's condition. Complete plan of care; formulate a nursing diagnosis based upon assessment findings. Document patient behavior, condition, and care in an accurate, timely and legible manner on all assigned patients, including in RN progress notes and pertinent graphics every shift. Provide shift report using concise, meaningful language with all pertinent information. Follow safety procedures. Utilize appropriate observation level for patient. PATIENT CARE / SKILLS / TASKSProvide nursing care, within the scope of practice, to meet the unique needs of each patient.Assist in the delivery of patient care in an acute psychiatric setting for patients experiencing a wide range of psychiatric and medical conditions.Appropriately prioritize utilizing data from Nursing Assessment. Provide/coordinate education of patients based upon learning needs and readiness.MILIEU MANAGEMENT Establish and maintain a therapeutic alliance with patients by assisting the patient to use the therapeutic milieu. Anticipate emergent situations; intervene early and appropriately. Intervene in managing complex patient care situations, utilizing departmental policies and procedures that promote the most therapeutic alternatives. MEDICATION MANAGEMENTTranscribe and administer medications and treatments accurately and in a timely manner. Know side effects, normal dosage, and contraindications of medications given. Initiate appropriate infection control interventions and add to the treatment plan when medications are ordered to treat a medical issue. Knowledge/Skills:Must be able to interact positively with patients on a daily basis whose behavior may be difficult, uncooperative or aggressive;Must be able to demonstrate leadership ability and provide appropriate supervision/oversight of staff;Must be able to perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations;Must be able to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;Must be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures;Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion;Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis;Must have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal.Must have math skills to enable calculation of drug dosages and infusion rates.Del Amo Behavioral Health Systems is a 166-Bed behavioral and mental health hospital that provides comprehensive treatment for children, adolescents, adults, seniors and the military. Our multidisciplinary team provides customized treatment programs and mental health evaluations for individualized Care. For additional information, please visit our website at https://delamohospital.com/QualificationsEducation: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) required.Credentials: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse with the California Board of Registered Nurses required.Experience: Previous experience in a clinical department of a psychiatric hospital/behavioral health facility and previous clinical experience with psychiatric patients required.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Torrance , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Torrance, California

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