Ascension Health RN Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health in Westport, Connecticut
We Are Hiring
Title:Registered Nurse BehHlthUnion
City, State: Westport,CT
Department: Adlt Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 002
Additional Job Details:Part-Time,Evening,24 hours,Weekly
Work Schedule: 330p-1130p shifts or 1130p-730am shifts. Alternating weekends & holidays. Candidate must be willing to work primary evenings, although schedule can provide some flexing to nights or days at times and dependent on patient care & departmental needs.
Why Join Ascension?
St. Vincent’s Health Services, part of Ascension, operates St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport and a number of other sites of care. Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional healthcare for all with special consideration for the poor and underserved.
What You Will Do
TheRN Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.
Performs initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessments according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Develops a nursing plan of care consistent with the master treatment plan.
Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.
Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed. Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.
Performs appropriate assessments of patients per hospital policy and identifies physical, psychosocial, cultural spiritual and age-related needs in order to provide individualized care of the patient.
Develops and documents a comprehensive plan of nursing care in collaboration with the patient and family to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and age-related needs of patients in order to facilitate the delivery of care.
Provides direct patient care according to physician's order and appropriate protocols as evidenced by documentation in patient's medical record and direct supervisor or peer observation.
Evaluates and recognizes changes in patients' physical and psychosocial status and revises the plan of care as necessary.
Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel, consistent with their level of education and expertise in order to meet patients' needs and to maximize staff performance.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to behavioral health patients and to interact with the interdisciplinary team in order to achieve the desired outcomes for patients.
Other Duties as assigned
Reflects ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice (2015), ANA Code of Ethics (2015), and ANA Social Policy Statement (2015).
LicensedRegistered Nursecredentialed from theConnecticut Department of Public Healthobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
One or more of the following:
CertifiedBLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within2 Months (60 days)of hire date or job transfer date.
CertifiedBLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Red Crossobtained within2 Months (60 days)of hire date or job transfer date.
Education and Work Schedule:
- Associate Degree required, Bachelor Degree preferred and Experience in an acute care psychiatric setting is preferred. Evidence of leadership ability. Must be able to both individually and as a team member successfully manage out of control patients using the methods outlined in the MOAB training.
Equal Employment Opportunity
St. Vincent’s Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, or any other employment decision made by St. Vincent’s Health Services based on the needs of St. Vincent’s Health Services and the job related qualifications and abilities of the candidates, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, union affiliation, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, job assignments, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
St. Vincent’s Health Services is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.
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To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9). This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees, volunteers and students.Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process. The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.