Staff RN - Per Diem - Borden Cottage 7/2/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
Utilizing the nursing process, candidate has responsibility for providing for immediate and long-term nursing care needs of patients within the standards of the department, hospital and regulatory agencies. Accurately assesses patients needs, identifies patient behaviors that contribute to the development of a crisis, utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate crisis situation. Accurately plans nursing interventions for assigned patients. Establishes a therapeutic alliance with assigned patients. Demonstrates safe, accurate and timely medication administration. Participates in leading patient groups and provides a leadership role in organizing and providing patient care. Will provide direction and supervision of Mental Health Workers. Provides for teaching needs of patient and significant others.
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
Utilizing the nursing process, responsibility for providing for immediate and long-term nursing care needs of patients within the standards of the department, hospital and regulatory agencies.
II. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
Accurately assesses patients needs
Utilizes multiple data sources to determine actual/potential health problems and functional status
Provides verbal communication to other health care providers
Documentation reflects on-going assessment of patients biopsychosocial status on Assessment Flowsheet
Identifies patient behaviors that contribute to the development of a crisis, utilizes non-verbal and verbal techniques to de-escalate crisis situation
Remains awake and alert at all times while on the job
Accurately plans nursing interventions for assigned patients.
Modifies and individualizes Standard of Care and protocols
Participates in the development of the multidisciplinary treatment plan
Initiates discharge plans at time of admission
Demonstrates ability to prioritize patient care needs
Provides and implements nursing care interventions.
Establishes a therapeutic alliance with assigned patients
Demonstrates safe, accurate and timely medication administration
Demonstrates safe, accurate and timely transcription of physician orders
Promotes interventions that provide the least-restrictive alternatives
Participates in leading patient groups
Accurately evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care interventions.
Documentation on the Standard of Care, protocols, and Assessment Flowsheet reflects response to intervention, demonstrates an understanding of patients response to treatment interventions
Accurately communicates patients clinical status at patient rounds and change of shift reports
Participates in unit/program Quality Improvement activities
Provides a leadership role in organizing and providing patient care.
Provides direction and supervision of MHSs
Assumes a leadership role in medical and psychiatric emergencies
Promotes/provides for critical incident de-briefing following emergency event
Anticipates acute milieu problems and delegates staff appropriately
Participates in the training and education of RNs, MHSs, and other healthcare providers
Provides for teaching needs of patient and significant others.
Documents teaching in the patients record
Informs treatment team of patient and significant others learning needs
Maintains a commitment to professional growth and competency.
Completes mandatory in service requirements
Maintains competency for treating age-specific patient population
Seeks constructive feedback regarding work performance from peers and professional colleagues
Identifies strengths and areas for professional/practice development with supervisor
Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication.
Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality
Communicates positively, supportively, and with courtesy to the patients and staff
Presents self in a positive and professional manner
Contributes to the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the hospital, department, and unit.
DEMONSTRATES EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT
DEMONSTRATES ECONOMICAL MANAGEMENT OF SERVICES AND SUPPLIES
Notifies shift coordinator/charge nurse of availability for additional assignments
III. JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred.
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Maine
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, ability to utilize the nursing process and to work collaboratively
No experience required, one year medical/psychiatric experience preferred
Works in a typical acute psychiatric setting with patients who are experiencing a wide range of acute psychiatric conditions. Requires working a rotating schedule, including weekends and holidays.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT:
Moderate amount of walking. Ability to perform skills necessary to turn patients, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and to participate in restraint of potentially restive patients. Significant mental effort involved in working with and organizing care for a diverse patient population.
* Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
* Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Maine
* BSN preferred.
* Requires demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to utilize the nursing process and to work collaboratively.
* No experience required, one year medical/psychiatric experience preferred.
EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AWAKE AND ALERT AT ALL TIMES ON ALL SHIFTS.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.
Required to complete electronic medical records training, and demonstrate 80% accuracy on competency test within 30 days of hire.
It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.