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Registered Nurse- Geropsych Unit NOC (.9FTE)

Company: Watertown Regional Medical Center
Location: Watertown
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Watertown Regional Medical Center

The Senior Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides individualized psychiatric nursing care in a professional, competent, efficient, safe, compassionate and caring manner. The RN assesses the patients' needs, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of patient care. This position carries out these responsibilities independently with the guidance of accepted nursing and department practice as well as directed by medical staff. This position provides the knowledge and skills to meet physician, patient, staff, and/or WRMC needs and performs in accordance with WRMC standards and policies. The Registered Nurse directs the nursing care activities of paraprofessionals or other nursing team members and provides nursing leadership. The RN is responsible for assuring patient safety at all times and facilitates effective communication with patients, support personnel and member of the healthcare team. This position provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Job Requirements:
Minimum of Bachelors of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation
Certification by National Counsel of Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) required.
CPR Certification

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Must be able to work with several distractions including light conversations.
Relates to patients, physicians and peers to develop and maintain effective work/patient relationships.
Must be able to deal with aggressive, hostile and irrational behaviors of patients.
Applies critical thinking, analytical and participative behavior to solving techniques and decision making in evaluation, treatment and decision making.
Initiates work assignments independently without specific direction.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability according to legal, ethical, professional, educational, and personal development goals.
Must be able to respond immediately in crisis situations concerning patients and/or family members.
Operates mechanical equipment and expands knowledge through keeping up with advanced technology.
Prioritizes work and meets changing demands and deadlines.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills and behaviors.
Follow procedures related to position competencies.
Knowledge of safety and infection control WRMC procedures.
Knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the ages of patients served and in accordance with their developmental needs.
Knowledge of blood borne pathogens.
Knowledge of departmental sanitary practices.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Watertown Regional Medical Center, Madison , Registered Nurse- Geropsych Unit NOC (.9FTE), Healthcare , Watertown, Wisconsin

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