RN, FT- Behavioral Medicine Building; $ 10,000 Sign-On Bonus- (7a-7p (Days) or 7p-7a; (Night) Shift
Please indicate if you are interested in 7a-7p (Days) or 7p-7a (Night) Shift.
Also specify what department in Behavioral Health you were interested.
2nd Floor - Adult Psychiatric Unit (APU)
The APU unit will be a 36-bed secured unit that offers psychiatric stabilization through medication management, group and individual therapy, and referral services. Lengths of stay will remain relatively brief, normally a few days. Patients will be voluntary, lower acuity and lower risk. Accordingly, they will be very treatment-engaged. To meet their needs, we are looking for service-oriented staff who exhibit exceptional customer service. This unit offers a unique opportunity for staff to treat patients with psychiatric diagnoses who are motivated to find long-term solutions.
3rd Floor- Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The PICU unit is a 36-bed secured unit that offers acute psychiatric stabilization through medication management, group and individual therapy, and referral services. Typically, there is a 1:9 nurse to patient ratio, with a majority of patients admitted involuntarily (brought in with a detention warrant order for danger to self and others). We serve patients in acute psychosis, suffering from a sudden and severe psychiatric crisis that leaves them a danger to themselves or others, as well as patients suffering from hallucinations, extreme feelings of anxiety, paranoia or depression,aggressive or violent behavior, and suicidal ideation. Our primary goal is to keep patients safe while promptly decreasing the disturbing symptoms.
4th Floor- Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (IPU)
The IPU unit is a 34-bed secured unit that offers stabilization through medication management, group and individual therapy, and referral services. Typically there is a 1:9 or 1:10 nurse to patient ratio.
We serve patients with no acute behavioral symptoms, often suffering from depression, suicidal ideation, and audio & visual hallucinations. For the most part patients are voluntary or have arrived following the resolution of their acute psychiatric symptoms. This unit offers staff an excellent opportunity to take part in the treatment and care of engaged patients who have already begun responding to treatment.
8th Floor- Medi-Psych
The Medi-Psych unit is a 13-bed locked unit designed to address patients with a primary psychiatric diagnosis as well as medical complications. In summary, the unit is a med-surge environ with a Behavioral Health population. In addition to medication management, nurses hang IV fluids and antibiotics, push IV meds, and perform pre and post ECT treatment and Dialysis care. This unit provides a great opportunity for nurses interested in treating the entire patient, both mind and body.
With the consultation of physicians, our Intake staff determine whether patients qualify for admission, observation, or DC. The primary focus of the unit is to ensure the admission process flows well for our patients—that they remain comfortable and knowledgeable with the hospitalization process. Intake staff have the opportunity to treat a variety of patients, including those appropriate for intensive and intermediate care, as well as refer others to outside facilities for follow-up and continuity of care. With such a diversity of patients, we’re looking for staff who can provide the best quality of care at all levels.
Summary Accountable for the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, or health teachings of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or experiencing a change in normal health processes; the maintenance of health or prevention of illness; the administration of a medication or treatment as ordered by a physician, the supervision or teaching of nursing; the administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and procedures; the performance of an act delegated by a physician and the development of the nursing care plan.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies on Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance. Directs support personnel in implementing patient’s plan of care, provides supervision and guidance, and evaluates effectiveness of the delegated tasks. Collaborates with inter and intra professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.
Completes annual education requirements. Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency validation requirements. Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices. .Uses nursing process to provide all levels of patient care. Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional standards of care. Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogen and communicable conditions. .Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm. Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choice. .Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care. Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful. Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information to effectively participate in care and decision making. Encourage and support patients and families in participating in care and decision making at the level they choose. Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional education, as well as delivery of care. Understands that a solution may create a “new way of doing things” that is not how it has always been done, but is the right thing to do. Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention. Affirms that decisions made that will impact families and direct patient care requires patient and family representation as part of the multidisciplinary approach. Encourage the concept that “just culture” should prevail.
Other duties as assigned.
Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments. Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.
Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.
Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.
Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
PREFERRED Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.
National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing
Bi or Multilingual.