RN-Behavioral Health at SSM Health Care St. Louis

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri





Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

MO-SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis



Worker Type:

Regular



Job Summary:

Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.



Job Responsibilities and Requirements:



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Completes admitting and shift assessments on assigned patients including behaviors; accurately and within time-frame set in policy and procedures.

  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and judgement to analyze patient assessment data and notify physician of changes in condition.

  • Participates in the development, review and evaluation of multidisciplinary treatment plans as per policies and procedures.

  • Documents all nursing care given and adheres to nursing standards and ministry policies and procedures.

  • Consistently and accurately implements and records physicians orders.

  • Assesses and monitors patients and environment for safety within the unit.

  • Serves as a clinical resource and supervises care delivered by LPN's and techs.

  • Educates patients and families based on assessed needs and documents education provided in the Electronic Health Record.

  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.

  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model. Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing



EXPERIENCE


  • No experience required



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.




Licenses / Certifications:



Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License



Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)



Job Type:



Employee



Department:

12010128 BHS Adult South



Scheduled Weekly Hours:

36


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.


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