Nov 11, 2020

RN - Outpatient Behavioral Health Center

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

Description:

Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) - Outpatient Behavioral Health Center (Full time/Night shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) - Outpatient Behavioral Health Center who will be responsible for the delivery of coordinated clinical nursing care on a Laterman - Petris-Short Act (LPS) designated outpatient psychiatric receiving unit and crisis stabilization unit. Provide nursing care to the mental health client whose condition may be unstable and ever changing. In collaboration with the physician, evaluates for suicidal or homicidal tendencies and inappropriate responses indicating psychosis, anxiety and/or depression in order to determine if the patient's condition is severe enough to be admitted to a higher level of care. Oversee direct patient care, performs patient assessments, Behavioral Health assessments, eligibility for 5150 designation and is responsible to ensure safety at all times. Other duties include patient and family education, health and medication education, treatment and discharge planning. The crisis stabilization RN will provide treatment and discharge planning by interfacing with physicians, providers, families, and all relevant internal and external resources. Responsible for the management of the Crisis Stabilization unit clinical activities and will coordinate the plan of care with the patient, their family and the interdisciplinary team. Emphasis is placed upon the effective assessment of the client's needs, safety, effective available resources and delivery of mental health services to include: crisis intervention, medication support and potential admission to a Behavioral Health Unit. Also responsible for supervising and responsibly directing the activities of various levels of assigned nursing and ancillary personnel, utilizing both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Formulate a nursing diagnosis through observation of the patient's physical condition and behavior, and through interpretation of information obtained from the patient and others, including the health team
  • Formulate a care plan, in collaboration with the patient, which ensures that direct and indirect nursing care services provide for the patient's safety, comfort, hygiene, and protection, and for disease prevention and restorative measures
  • Perform skills essential to the kind of nursing action to be taken. Identify patient/family readiness to learn. Teach the patient/family how to care for the patient's health needs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the care plan in progressing patient towards desired outcomes through observation of the patient's physical condition and behavior, signs and symptoms of illness, and reactions to treatment and through communication with the patient and health team members and modifies the plan as needed
  • Utilize critical thinking/comparative thinking skills in decision making, establishing priorities, strategic, comparative and contextual thinking, and systems analysis and issues analysis
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in conflict management, delegation and supervision, negotiation, and interpersonal relationship enhancement
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members when advocating for patients and families, partnering with providers, and managing resources
  • Coordinate patient care across the continuum including planning for discharge
  • Demonstrate competency in selected technical and psychomotor skills
  • Perform or oversee direct patient care including but not limited to:
  • Administration of patient medications. Administration of I.V. medications
  • Administration of blood. Complex patient care treatments and procedures
  • Administration of meter dose inhalers
  • Collaborate with Medical Staff members to ensure effective communication and coordination of patient care
  • Documentation/Information Management:
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information
  • Perform documentation on unit and in patient's record, which is timely, accurate, and concise
  • Utilize and document on patient on patient data base patient monitoring systems (e.g. EKG, Pulse Ox, Hemodynamic monitoring)
  • Initiate and contribute to Interdisciplinary Plan of Care daily by incorporating problem and outcome identification, and evaluating effectiveness of the plan of care
  • Ensure that required written consents are executed timely and completely in compliance with hospital policies and outside legal requirements
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Hospital Information system
  • Enter MD orders accurately
  • Obtain results on diagnostic data and communicates and files
  • Leadership and Supervision:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Nurse Practice Act to include concepts and legalities related to supervision and delegation of subordinates
  • Delegate tasks to subordinate based on their legal scopes of practice and on the preparation and capability needed in the tasks to be delegated Effectively supervise nursing care being given by subordinates. (Nurse Practice Act)
  • As patient team leader:
  • Perform as clinical and performance improvement coach and role model
  • Serve as team problem solver and seeks appropriate leadership support to deal with performance issues of subordinates
  • Coordinate support, clerical and technical team staff
  • Actively support the development of team members
  • Participate in or conducts performance evaluation of self and team members, as assigned
  • Act as a change agent and demonstrates appropriate risk taking skills
  • Assist with orientation and preceptorship of new staff and students
  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues in respect to patient care and seeks guidance to handle all situations in a reduced risk manner
  • Demonstrate flexibility in resolving staffing issues and participates in temporary re-assignment measures
  • May perform as Charge Nurse and demonstrate appropriate leadership skills in assignment, problem solving and communication

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of basic medication administration exam prior to hire
  • Requires current California State Registered Nurse License
  • American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
  • Crisis Prevention (CPI) within 6 months of hire
  • BCLS Certification
  • 2 years as RN in acute adult outpatient or inpatient psychiatric unit, background in psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments
  • Requires good working knowledge of general nursing care equipment (stethoscope, thermometer, etc.), specialized equipment for individual units, and hospital computer system
  • Requires ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks
  • Requires ability to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks
  • Requires ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers
  • Successful completion of basic medication administration exam prior to hire.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • 3 years directly related RN experience in area of specialty
  • 1 year recent hospital direct patient care experience in an acute care facility

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Critical Care Nursing

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 267737