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Jordan Hospital RN - Senior Behavioral Health Center in Plymouth, Massachusetts

UNIT DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Behavioral Health Center (SBHC) is a geriatric psychiatric/behavioral unit. Registered and licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, unit coordinators, nurse practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists, activity coordinators, dietitians and a physician medical director staff the unit.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides direct nursing care to geriatric population that suffers both significant psychiatric and physical co-morbidities.

  • Ensuring that a safe and therapeutic environment exists and is maintained for this population.

  • Safe administration of medication, including a thorough knowledge of psychiatric medications.

  • Collaboration with all members of the interdisciplinary team in order to provide comprehensive psychiatric and medical care to both patients and their families.

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Massachusetts RN License

  • Evidence of Continuing Education

  • Previous experience working as a RN required, Med/Surg Nursing Experience preferred

  • AHA BLS required.

    Recommended Requirements:

  • Documented Professional Development Activities

  • 6-12 Months Charge Nurse Experience

  • Experience with Geriatric Psych Population.

    As with all job assignments, staff may be floated to areas where they are needed.

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