RN GeroPsych in Mayfield, KY at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 6/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Nursing staff will be responsible for the care of Geriatric patients in the Psychiatric Unit.
  • Conduct admissions in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and hospital protocol.
  • Complete physical and mental health assessments
  • Supervise and assign areas of responsibility for LPN’s, MHAs, CNAs and unit secretaries during shift.
  • Collect and analyze data regarding the patient’s physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and anticipated discharge planning needs.
  • Determine patients’ alcohol or drug toxicity and identify signs of withdrawal.
  • Develop a comprehensive outline of care and specific goals and interventions to be included in treatment planning.
  • Monitor patients following nursing unit policies and procedures.
  • Communicate changes in patient’s status (legal, psychiatric, physical) with attending physician.
  • Inform incoming shift of any changes or problems with patients to promote continuity of care.
  • Participate in hospital emergency codes necessary to the unit’s and the hospital’s safe operation.
  • Review patient’s records for accuracy and ensure that treatment plan and progress notes clearly reflect progress of patient and family.
  • Comply with safety and security policies and procedures, including those regarding incidents and injuries.
  • Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Support facility internal and external customer service standards.
  • Follow Psychiatric Resource Partners’ Time and Attendance policy.
  • Responsible for the delivery of safe and quality care.
  • Maintains professional competency in medical and psychiatric aspects of care.
  • Safe monitoring and observation of patients

Job Requirements

Associates degree in nursing required, Bachelor’s Degree in nursing preferred. Must be a Kentucky State Registered Nurse with BLS certification. Previous experience with geriatric care preferred.
Basic required skills include organizational, customer relations, math, grammar/spelling, computer training, the ability to follow written and oral direction, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

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