Psychiatric RN in Lancaster

Full-time @Kaiser Permanente in Healthcare
  • Lancaster, California View on Map
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2022

Job Description

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Position : Psychiatric RN

Location :  Lancaster, California

Job Type : Full-time

Job details:

Description: Responsible for the delivery of psychiatric nursing care/services to members being treated in the behavioral health service departments. Positions assigned to this classification are characterized by providing interventions that: promote and foster health; assess dysfuntion; assist patients to regain or improve their coping abilities; maximize patient strengths and prevent further disability. These interventions focus on the psychiatric-mental health patient and include: health promotion and health maintenance; monitoring patients and assisting them with self-care activities; monitoring psycho-biological treatment regimens; providing triage decisions and facilitating patient movement into appropriate services.

Essential Responsibilities:

Coordinates with pharmacy regarding approved medications.
Provides information and education to members in a variety of forums.
Documents Services rendered utilizing standard nursing procedures in member chart.
Triage phone calls and refer to appropriate staff or community resources.
Assist Psychiatrists with coordinating internal and external hospitalizations of members.
Performs basic physical assessments of patients including vital signs and monitoring for side effects of psychiatric active medications and referring information to physicians as appropriate.
Provides prescribed medications to patients per physicians orders following appropriate protocol.
Utilizes electronic medical record for medication refills.
Reviews lab results and refers to physician within protocols and guidelines.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Department Administrator and/or Chief of Psychiatry.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

Minimum one (1) year recent (within the last three (3) years) RN Psychiatric experience.

 

Education

Graduate from an accredited Nursing School.

 

License, Certification, Registration

Registered Nurse License (California)

Basic Life Support

 

Additional Requirements:

Psychiatric and chemical dependency knowledge.
Able to triage and evaluate various aspects of the psychiatric population.
Group leadership skills.
Excellent verbal & written communication skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Telephone triage experience.
BSN preferred.

 

Notes:

Rotating weekends.

 

Other Details

Primary Location: California,Lancaster,Lancaster Mental Health

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1

Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM

Working Hours End: 08:00 PM

Job Schedule: Per Diem

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B11-PSC|NUHW|NUHW Psych Social Chapter

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: 20Th St./Antelope Valley MOB – Mental Hlth/Psychiatry-RegClin – 0806

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

 

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