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Holyoke Medical Center Registred Nurse in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Registered Nurse Holyoke Medical Center ? Geriatric Behavioral Health - S1 Holyoke, MA NursingPart Time, 32, day shift, 7am-3:30pm EOW EOH Req # 6825 SIGN ON BONUS - Up to $20,000 with Experience Holyoke Medical Center is a proud 198-bed community hospital that has served the healthcare needs of the pioneer valley for over 125 years. We continue to grow and address the needs of our community through quality and patient centered care. We are currently expanding our inpatient behavioral health unit. We are in need of experienced RNs to perform the following duties: * To perform the range of psychiatric nursing duties required to care for primarily high risk, mentally ill patients in a locked setting. * Work assignments require a thorough knowledge of mental health practices and procedures, laws and regulations, the ability to work independently * Observes assigned patients on a daily basis to identify, interpret, and document physical and emotional status and/or patterns, such as assaultive or suicidal behavior, and response to treatment or medication; as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assists in formulating a diagnosis and developing and implementing individualized patient treatment plans based on observations; provides crisis intervention to those individuals experiencing acute episodes. * Administers medications to patients, monitors use, and documents reactions; instructs patients on the purpose, dosage, and side effects of medication. Applicants must have: A passion for caring about a community through quality work in a stand alone hospital A drive for learning new practices to be able to adapt to our rapidly changing environment. A willingness to offer new ideas to the team to help with our culture of continuous improvement. The ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time. A TEAMWORK MENTALITY Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; current Massachusetts RN Licensure; CPR Certification; ACLS Certification or obtain certification within one year of hire.