Mental Health RN

Location: Carroll, IA
SUMMARY Provides nursing care to patients in a medical facility by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties may be assigned.
  • Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding and allay apprehension.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments according to policy.
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment and examination of patient.
  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
  • Observes patient records significant conditions and reactions and notifies supervisor or physician of patient's condition.
  • Takes vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assesses the condition of the patient.
  • Responds to life-saving situation based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.
  • Initiates patient education and treatment care plan according to the individualized needs of the patients.
  • Conducts groups on anxiety, grief, stress, etc.
  • Uses restraints safely and according to Hospital policy.
  • Records, transcribes, and checks all physician order on patient's chart.
  • Participates in unit performance improvement activities.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
  • Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate of a school of nursing.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, patients, families and the general public.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Current licensed as a professional nurse in the State of Iowa.
  • BCLS certification upon hire.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Previous psychiatric nursing experience or one year or more previous med/surg nursing experience, or psychiatric nurse certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, the risk of electrical shock, combative patients, and blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
April A. Estes
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