Registered Nurse RN Adult Mental Health FT Days Rotating Weekends Medical Center Of McKinney
HCA North Texas - McKinney, TX
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Registered Nurse - RN - Adult Mental Health - FT Days Rotating Weekends-06264-49220 Primary Location: United States-Texas-McKinney Job: Nursing - Professional Schedule: Full-time Description The Mental Health RN manages the nursing care of patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. The tasks and responsibilities include: * Performs initial and on-going physical and psychosocial assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice. * Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs. * Carries out physician orders. * Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors vital signs. * Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient. * Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts andor co-leads group therapy sessions for patients. * Evaluates patient s response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed. * Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status. * Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. * Instructs and educates patients and families. * Assesses and coordinates patient s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. Required Job Qualifications include: * Current licensure as an RN. * Must have a minimum of one recent experience as an RN in Adult Mental Health in a hospital environment * Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider. * Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. * Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. * Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. * Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients andor equipment up to 50 pounds.