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Registered Nurse - Legal Department

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital Santa Rosa, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

$3,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Do you love the feeling at the end of the day, knowing you have changed someone's life?

Are you looking to become part of a family, instead of becoming just another employee?

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital is an Acute Psychiatric Hospital that caters to patients who suffer from a wide variety of Mental Health diagnoses. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Centered care while maintaining an engaging environment for our staff. Our Vision Statement "Empowering people to embrace healing for fulfilling and productive lives" pertains not only to our patients but also to our visitors and employees. The Hospital believes in bettering the lives of everyone who walks through our doors.


The Registered Nurses (RN) top priority is to deliver high-quality safe care to psychiatric patients in an acute locked facility. The RN provides direct care and coordinates the care provided by other nursing personnel. The Registered Nurse plans and coordinates each patients multidisciplinary treatment plan (MDTP). The RN embraces Aurora Santa Rosas (ASR) mission, vision and value statements and upholds all the hospital policies. The RN understands the regulations that govern hospital services and provides clear direction to the team to meet all regulatory requirements.


Represents the hospital in court proceedings for involuntarily committed patients.

Assess patient needs, nursing staff resources and complete patient/ unit assignments based on acuity, patient treatment plans goals and unit operations.

Assess all patients status, provide direct care to an assigned group of patients, prepares and administers medications as needed, and ensure necessary documentation is completed at the end of each shift.

Provide clinical summary information to other team members at treatment team meetings, shift reports, and other hand-offs. The RN provides continual oversight of all patients and unit operations.

Work with nursing and other clinical staff to plan and document patient care. Document care plans on the MDTP and include patient problems, goal for hospitalization and short term goals. Include interventions provided by team members to assist the patient in returning to a reasonable mental health status.

Provide patient care by routinely demonstrating knowledge of mental health diagnoses, standards of care, evidence-based practice, medications (including old and new psychotropic medications,) high risks for mental health patients, National Patient Safety Goals, and models of care.

Apply the nursing process/process improvement to all levels of the organization. The scope of this process ranges from patient needs to the hospital needs as a whole. This includes the ability to assess, collect data, define problems, set goals, initiate interventions and evaluate interventions. Complete timely Incident Reports and submits them to the Nurse Manager or House Charge.

Identify staffing needs based on staffing plans and acuity assessments.

Provide direct supervision to nursing staff throughout the shift in conjunction with the Nurse Manager, House Charge or CNO as appropriate.

Coordinate team members immediate response during psychiatric crises and provide effective leadership at all times.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Current California RN License

Current CPR certification (BLS through the American Heart Association)

Knowledge and experience of psychiatric diagnosis and associated risks, medications, biological systems, nursing process, treatment planning, and leadership.

Maintain a working knowledge of commonly used policies, awareness of policy changes and knows where to find additional polices and needed information.

The RN will demonstrate skill in applying knowledge and competency in daily nursing practice.

The RN will pass initial and annual competency evaluations including (not limited to): suicide prevention, safe use of restraints, de-escalation interventions, medication knowledge, code blue/emergency interventions, and infection prevention.


Benefits For Full-Time Employees Include:





3.5 Weeks Paid Time Off

Tuition Reimbursement $3,000 a year and $12,000 Lifetime

CEU's (Continuing Educations Units) are provided at no charge to the employee

$25,000 Life insurance policy is provided at no charge to the employee

Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital


Santa Rosa, CA

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