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UPMC Psychiatric Nurse - Transitional Recovery Unit/Comprehensive Recovery Unit (CRU/TRU, 8th Floor) Day/Evening, 8/12 Hours in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

All inexperienced or experienced Registered Nurses are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

• $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?

For more than 70 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan. In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the nation’s foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities and remain dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is seeking a dedicated full-time psychiatric nurse to help support the Transitional Recovery Unit / Comprehensive Recovery Unit (TRU/CRU 8th Floor) Department for its Oakland location. This position will work day/evening rotation, with 8 and 12-hour shifts.

GN level candidate starting rate $27.14 (BSN $28.14).

Starting rate may be increased commensurate with previous nursing experience.

Responsibilities:

Performs a nursing assessment and initial plan of care within 8 hours of patient's admission.

Orients/educates patient regarding hospitalization.

Documents in the medical record according to established policies.

Maintains current knowledge of medication policies and practices, including side effects, dosage and patient response.

Completes medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, administration and documentation according to established policies.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of DSM IV diagnosis as evidenced by individual, group and milieu therapeutic interventions.

Manages crisis situations effectively using positive approaches. Adheres to Nursing Standards and Policies including ANA Standards for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Professional Code for Nurses, the WPIC policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act.

Performs point of care testing per unit (i.e., glucose monitoring, urinalysis, Hemocults.)

Performs charge RN responsibilities competently and effectively.

Participates with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.

Maintains competency requirements. Attends two unit-based or institute-wide in-services yearly.

Serves as mentor to students and new employees. Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology in delivery of patients care.

Participates in interdisciplinary activities including, treatment team, staff meeting, co-worker feedback process and other committees as assigned.

Follows research protocols as required.

Qualifications

Performs a nursing assessment and initial plan of care within 8 hours of patient's admission.

Orients/educates patient regarding hospitalization.

Documents in the medical record according to established policies.

Maintains current knowledge of medication policies and practices, including side effects, dosage and patient response.

Completes medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, administration and documentation according to established policies.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of DSM IV diagnosis as evidenced by individual, group and milieu therapeutic interventions.

Manages crisis situations effectively using positive approaches. Adheres to Nursing Standards and Policies including ANA Standards for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Professional Code for Nurses, the WPIC policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act.

Performs point of care testing per unit (i.e., glucose monitoring, urinalysis, Hemocults.)

Performs charge RN responsibilities competently and effectively.

Participates with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.

Maintains competency requirements. Attends two unit-based or institute-wide in-services yearly.

Serves as mentor to students and new employees. Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology in delivery of patients care.

Participates in interdisciplinary activities including, treatment team, staff meeting, co-worker feedback process and other committees as assigned.

Follows research protocols as required.

REQNUMBER: 776518431

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