SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
Registered Nurse (RN) Psychiatric Services-Psych Respond
PRN FTE 0.001University Hospital and Medical Center Tamarac, FL
University Hospital and Medical Center is a 317-bed acute care hospital offering a wide range of surgical and medical services Since opening in 1974, we have distinguished ourselves as a leader in breakthroughs in orthopedic care as well as joint replacement. We continue to build on this tradition in our Orthopedic and Spine Institute. Our Center for Behavioral Health offers inpatient child, adolescent, adult and geriatric services while our outpatient services include a Partial hospitalization program (PHP), Intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a 24 hour behavioral health support hotline. They are also a certified Baker Act receiving facility. University is licensed by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Our family-friendly ER provides expert, compassionate care for patients of all ages and special accommodations for seniors. Other specialty services include a wound care center as well as comprehensive diagnostic services accredited in multiple modalities including pediatric CT imaging by the American College of Radiology.
We continue a proud tradition of providing high quality personalized care in our local community. Explore possibilities to join our team where colleagues are valued and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.
We are looking to hire a passionate dedicated Psychiatric RN to work on our Psych Respond Unit. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational needs, safety needs and related criteria appropriate to the age(s) of the patients served in the assigned position. As a Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) some of your primary responsibilities will be to:
Demonstrate awareness of and respect for patient/family/SO needs in relation to confidentiality, privacy, security, complaint resolution and spiritual and cultural needs.
Understand the process for resolution of ethical issues and how to initiate an ethics consult and implements as needed.
Evaluate behavioral observations/changes in patient status and coordinates and implements interventions with treatment team.
Demonstrate responsibility of assessment and implementing Plan of Care based on assessments and patient care needs.
Analyze information from initial assessments to identify discharge planning needs and incorporates into Care Plan.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the performance of patient monitoring responsibilities in accordance with Department/Unit Standards and patient's orders.
Assess patients for fall and/or injury risk and implements appropriate safety precautions.
Demonstrate an ability to exercise independent judgment in time of need and emergency situations.
Administer medication as per Hospital Policy and Procedures.
Demonstrate knowledge of specific behavioral health disorders and treatment modalities for the specific patient population of the Department/Unit.
Follow all Hospital Policies and Procedures related to the use of seclusion and/or restraint.
Ensure continuity of care through accurate and consistent communication of patient information with other departments/staff.
- Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Florida or Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions).
- American Red Cross or American Heart Association Advanced Life Support Course (ALS or ACLS) and certification.
- American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and certification.
- American Red Cross or American Heart Association Pediatric Life Support Course (PALS) and certification preferred.
- Two (2) years Associate Degree in Nursing (ASN) required.
- Four (4) years Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
- Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification required.
- Registered Nurse Certified (RN-C) preferred.
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