RN PRN in Dennison, OH at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/3/2018

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  • Location:
    Dennison, OH
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Job Description

The primary responsibility of the psychiatric nurse is to provide quality nursing care to individuals experiencing behavioral health illnesses requiring treatment.  The psychiatric nurse functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team, which is responsible for the implementation of the mission, values, and goals of Acadia Healthcare and Ten Lakes Center. The psychiatric nurse delivers medical and psychotherapeutic care through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation, and serves as a role model to patients, their families and team members.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of mental illnesses, their developmental

progression and associated nursing clinical interventions.

  • Utilizes this knowledge to implement age specific/developmentally appropriate nursing interventions for all patients.
  • Completes initial and ongoing assessments, communicates results, and utilizes information in formulation of Initial/Master Treatment Plan and subsequent reviews.
  • Completes documentation to reflect ongoing implementation of treatment plans.
  • Participates in family education as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  Acts as a resource to families during visiting and telephone contacts.
  • Implements discharge planning to include discharge education, instructions, and follow-up care to patients, families and/or appropriate agencies.
  • Identifies and initials appropriate levels of clinical observation and medical interventions to  provide patient safety.
  • Identifies, demonstrates and utilizes appropriate interventions in potential and/or actual crisis situations
  • Determines immediate and shift to shift nursing care needs. Communicates this information to other interdisciplinary team members and delegates responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Assumes primary nurse responsibilities for assigned patients.
  • Evaluates nursing care on an ongoing basis as a component of the quality improvement process.
  • Adheres to policy, procedures and established practices in the medication administration process.
  • Participates in own performance process.
  • Maintains competence in identified universal, core and critical competencies.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

  1. Registered Professional Nurse
  2. Current State Nursing Licensure
  3. One-year psychiatric nursing experience preferred
  4. Combination of nursing education and life experience considered. 
  5. Knowledge of group dynamics preferred.
  6. Crisis Intervention certification to be maintained according to standards.
  7. CPR certification renewed bi-annually or upon expiration of certification
  8. Maintains competence in identified universal, core and critical competencies.
  9. Must meet job competencies within 90 days of hire.


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