Are you passionate about changing the lives of others, yet also looking to make an incredible difference within the healthcare industry? If so, this may be a rewarding opportunity for you.
Psychiatric Nurses participate in providing exceptional behavioral health care through demonstrating compassion, empathy and perseverance for our patients and their entrusting families. Committed to providing psychiatric excellence, we seek experienced psychiatric nurses with a professional passion to complement our current team. Our nurses are engaged, lifelong learners who believe in a culture of collaboration, communication and a team approach to quality patient care. This is a unique environment for learning and implementing a diverse set of nursing skills.
The Psychiatric Nurse facilitates optimal health care for clients in conjunction with and under the license of prescribers by providing skilled health care to clients while addressing, referring and clarifying medical concerns including administration and education regarding medication and a range of health issues. This position will triage and collaborate with outside healthcare providers and staff.
Additional Responsibilities May Include:
•Ensures continuity of psychiatric care through provisions of services including discharge and referral
•Triages healthcare situations to determine needed level of intervention in crisis situations •Verifies and carries out prescriber orders
•Records changes in medications, laboratory tests and prescriber recommendations
•Communicates current psychiatric medication orders, missed medications or other pertinent psychiatric information with clients, prescribers and nursing staff, clinicians, and family members as appropriate
•Administers medications, including injections, and educates clients regarding medications (risks, benefits and side effects and medication compliance)
•Maintains thorough, accurate and timely documentation of the provision of services, assessments, evaluations, and progress toward the completion of clients’ treatment goals consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
•Facilitates the completion of medical tests or re-tests as referred or ordered, including drawing blood, obtaining urine and running basic lab tests on portable lab devices
•Acts as liaison between the prescribers and outside healthcare providers, including transfer of ongoing medical or psychiatric care to PCP’s
*At least 1 year relevant work experience as an RN/LVN and/or LPT required
*Minimum of one (1) year experience in psychiatric nursing required
*Excellent knowledge and skills in current psycho-pharmacology, psychiatric diagnosis, recovery principles, motivational interviewing, and psychiatric intervention preferred
*Experience in a psychiatric, detox, or emergency setting is highly desirable.
*Valid Professional Assault Crisis and Restraint Certification Training certification is highly desirable. New incumbents must complete this training during orientation and prior to working with patients.
*A valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI) is required at time of appointment.
LVN/LPT: $25.00 (Base) $29.17 (Blended 12 HR shift)
RN: $35.00 (Base) $40.83 (Blended 12 HR Shift)
San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital
3853 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, Ca.
Benefits and Perks for UNI Nurses :
Weekly Pay - We manage payroll in-house meaning fast turn-around and easy access to your earnings, as well as payroll support at your finger tips
Same day pay- available for all UNI Licensed Nurses Paid training and orientations offered to all new hires - feel confident with starting something new and certain of your new position
Flexible scheduling - part-time or full-time; AM, PM and NOC shifts currently available, as well as per diem scheduling options
Masterbooking - Know you're schedule for one month + in advance as a UNI per diem nurse
Ongoing training and development- to assure UNI staff are equipped with the necessary tools to be successful at every healthcare facility staffed at - We assist our staff with managing credentials and keeping compliance at all times through automated reminders, clinic referrals and courses as necessary
Accredited by The Joint Commission - UNI upholds its employees' to the highest standards of ethics and patient care -- Be a part of a team that truly cares and emphasizes the importance of care and treatment of our patients!
If you are devoted to making a tremendous difference in someone's life and are truly passionate about nursing, we welcome you to apply.
We look forward to working with you!