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Psychiatric Nurse (Per Diem)

Company: University of New Mexico
Location: Rio Rancho
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Department: CPC Acute Services Position Summary: Provide direct nursing care for patients in a psychiatric setting as per the nursing process. Ensure compliance with departmental and hospital policies and be a role model for positive work and patient care environments. Patient care assignment may include Neonates, Pediatric, Adolescents, Adults, and Geriatrics.

  • Patient Safety: Follow patient safety policies and procedures and enhance best practices in patient safety
  • Professional Development: Continuously develop professionally via education programs, workshops, in-service, literature, and meetings
  • Environment: Maintain a safe, therapeutic and comfortable environment for patients/families compliant with hospital standards
  • Policies: Adhere to hospital policies and procedures
  • Care Plans: Collaborate with healthcare team and implement individualized care plans with age consideration, discharge planning, and patient/family education
  • Medication: Administer medication, document and communicate clinical findings appropriately
  • Tests and Procedures: Assist with special tests and procedures ensuring proper consent
  • Emergency Measures: Institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients and assist in such situations
  • Patient Care: Deliver direct care safely to assigned group of patients
  • Medical Records: Ensure patient medical records have necessary information
  • Telephone Inquiries: Triaging calls as per hospital policy
  • Participation: Participate in orientation, precept and evaluate new personnel as required
  • Patient Safety Concerns: Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses promptly
  • Patient Education: Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they do not understand or seem wrong Qualifications:
    • Education: Program Graduate (Nationally Accredited Nursing Graduate, Bachelor's Degree preferred)
    • Experience: No preferred experience
    • Credentials: RN in New Mexico, or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM; CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers within 30 days (Nationally Certified in area of specialty, PALS, TNCC and/or ENPC preferred)
    • Physical Conditions: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
    • Working Conditions: Significant Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials requiring Personal Protective Equipment

Keywords: University of New Mexico, Rio Rancho , Psychiatric Nurse (Per Diem), Healthcare , Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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