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RN - Psychiatric Unit

Job ID: 4109
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Psychiatric Unit for a Part Time, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $34.45, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides professional nursing direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and unit standards. Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs.
  2. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards.
  3. Directs and delegates care to other team members in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence.
  4. Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
  5. Participates in the development of and maintains established hospital policies, procedures and objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection prevention program.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Specialty certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • At least one year RN experience with chronically mentally ill patients required or currently oriented and can provide care independently within the department, preferred.
  • Recent in-patient experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current WA State Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • ACLS certification may be required.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment
  • Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures
  • Basic computer skills

REGION / LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

St. Joseph Medical Center – Psychiatry PPS:

  • In the Psychiatry PPS department RNs will only perform a medical assessment, and will not perform the full assessment/intake on a patient unless the RN has the Mental Health Professional (MHP) certification.

ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 66% of the time
  • Ability to lift, push, pull objects weighing 75 lbs or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. Work may involve exposure to hazardous medication and/or chemicals and sharp instruments.
  • Job duties require intense concentration and attention to detail up to 34-65% of work time.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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