Melrose-Wakefield Hospital RN Psychiatric Services in Melrose, Massachusetts
RN Psychiatric Services
Department: Psych Triage
Schedule: Part time with benefits
Shift: Evening shift
Req #: 8765
Hours: 24 hrs/week, including e/o/w/e and holiday rotation
A registered nurse holds ultimate responsibility for the provision of nursing care to patients and their families in a variety of settings. These responsibilities include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a complex patient population. The nurse attends to the full range of human experiences and responses to health and illness, without restriction. The nurse utilizes a problem focused orientation; integrates objective data with knowledge gained from an understanding of the patient's or group's subjective experiences; applies scientific knowledge to the process of diagnosis and treatment; and provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing. The Registered Nurse adheres to the Board of Registration in Nursing rules and regulations, ANA scope and standards of nursing, the ANA code of ethics for nursing, Hallmark Health System policies and procedures and other regulatory stipulations. In collaboration with the nurse director, assists in the coordination of patient care services for area(s) of responsibility. The individual hired into this role will be expected to function as a staff nurse both on our 22-bed locked adult psychiatric unit and in our Psych Emergency Department. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Baccalaureate degree in nursing strongly preferred. Candidates who do not have a bachelor's degree in nursing may be considered but must be enrolled in a Baccalaureate program within 1 year of hire. Registration and current RN licensure in the state of MA in good standing required. Professional certification highly encouraged. CPR certification required; Health-care and medical/surgical experience preferred. Acute psychiatric nursing experience preferably on a locked unit strongly preferred. CPI certification preferred. Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work with detailed, confidential material, computer experience required.