Registered Nurse- Geropsych Unit NOC (.9FTE)
Company: Watertown Regional Medical Center
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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.
Minimum of Bachelors of Science Degree in Therapeutic
Certification by National Counsel of Therapeutic Recreation
Certification (NCTRC) required.
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
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
Initiates work assignments independently without specific
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability according to legal,
ethical, professional, educational, and personal development
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
Knowledge of blood borne pathogens.
Knowledge of departmental sanitary practices.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking
for diversity in candidates for employment:
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