Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthRequisition R124345 Market Kilmarnock, Virginia Department Adult Behavioral Health Unit - Rappahannock Shift Evenings/Nights Schedule Full-time
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Rappahannock General Hospital
Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The Behavioral Health Registered Nurse (RN) functions as a care provider of a multidisciplinary care team responsible for the delivery of comprehensive patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation through evidence-based practices, policies, procedures, guidelines of the organization, and within the State’s Nurse Practice Act. The RN provides a safe and therapeutic environment for patients by managing the milieu and ensures patient care is delivered in an individualized manner, expressing dignity and respect for each patient. The RN collaborates with providers and treatment team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
Essential Job Functions
• In collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams, establishes goals and strategies for meeting the discharge or continuing care needs with the patient.
• Collects and records nursing assessment of the physical and behavioral health status of the patient.
• Effectively communicates assessment information, the nursing component, and all modifications of the plan of care to appropriate members of the treatment team and interdisciplinary team.
• Applies effective interviewing skills to elicit information from patient and/or family/significant other that is necessary to plan and implement the treatment plan.
• Develops, maintains, or modifies the individualized treatment plan of care.
• Executes the treatment plan as developed by the provider and interdisciplinary team members.
• Continuously evaluates the patient’s response to the nursing interventions, quality of patient care and care environment to ensure optimal patient outcomes are met.
• Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who are having coping difficulty, utilizing therapeutic prevention/intervention techniques.
• Acts as the patient advocate.
• BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.
Current RN License in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)
BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (required for Pediatric BH Units)
Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)
1 year of RN experience (required)
Recent Behavioral Health experience (preferred)
De-Escalation Training (preferred)
EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) Training (preferred)
• Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff.
• Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others.
• Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
• Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.
• Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.
• Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
• Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
• Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
• Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.
• Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
• Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.
• Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.
• Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.
• Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.
• Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.
• Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.
• Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
• Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.
• Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.
• Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
• Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
• Knowledge of Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health
• Ability to set clear boundaries
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
May have periods of constant interruptions
General office environment
*Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Use of Latex Gloves
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.
Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status
Scheduled Weekly Hours:36
Department:Adult Behavioral Health Unit - Rappahannock
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at email@example.com.
In some instances, the nurse’s voice and touch is the last thing a patient will hear or feel. This is part of our calling as nurses, to be there for our patients in all stages of life, from the beginning to the very end.Ali L. Registered Nurse
You will have days where you are the sole reason that someone is alive. You won’t find that in any other career.Michael W. Registered Nurse
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