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Charge Nurse (RN)

Universal Health Services


Location:
SUMMIT, NJ
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-16
Job Code:
232252
Categories:
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Specialist
  • LPN / LVN
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Risk Mgmt / UR / QA
  • Nurse Practitioner
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Charge Nurse (RN)

Job Code:  232252
Facility: Summit Oaks Hospital
Location: SUMMIT, NJ US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiary acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Summit Oaks Hospital, a 126 bed, private acute care hospital and chemical dependency treatment center, located in a lovely suburban setting, fully accredited (by the Joint Commission), has been providing quality health care to adult, child and adolescent northeastern USA residents, since 1902. Summit Oaks has repeatedly been recognized in U.S. News & World Report, as one of the nation's best behavioral health hospitals.

We are currently seeking a full  time  Charge Nurse (RN),  with psychiatric clinical experience,for  our 22 bed Child and Adolescent Unit., Monday through Friday-  no weekends!  .If you are seeking to build upon or pursue a career in child and adolescent nursing this is the opportunity for you.

We also offer a generous hiring bonus, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, prescription, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid time off benefits and many other options.

The Charge Nurse (RN) prescribes, delegates, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members and in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices. Assumes unit specific shift supervisory responsibilities for RN, LPN and MHAs.


STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE CATEGORIZED UNDER THE JCAHO STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.

Assessment
1. Complete a comprehensive nursing assessment and patient interview according to policy within eight hours of patient's admission to the unit.
2. Document patient information and nursing care.
3. Document and reassess any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with facility’s policy.
4. Delegate staff assignments based on patient needs.
5. Assess the milieu and determine staffing needs for each shift.
6. Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Nurse Manager/House Supervisor.
7. Verify the accuracy of patient records.

Intervention
1. Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psycho therapeutic interventions.
2. Ensure intervention is based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.
3. Accurately and safely administer medication to patients.
4. Transcribe and carry out Patient Treatment Orders as prescribed.
5. Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.

Treatment Planning
1. Assist in prioritizing and formulating a plan of care based on integrated assessment and according to policy.
2. Assist in developing a plan of care with specific and measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.
3. Assist in updating and revising the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.
4. Assist in documenting the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient's response to the intervention.

Milieu
1. Assure patients are adequately oriented to the unit.
2. Monitor unit activity and encourages patient participation.
3. Prescribe, delegate, and coordinate nursing care to patients during hospitalization.
4. Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health-care providers.
5. Consistently utilize standard precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
6. Conduct structured didactic groups with patients and families.
7. Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.

Teaching
1. Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such as, communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.
2. Provide and document patient specific discharge instructions.
3. Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
4. Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.

Performance
1. Assist the nurse manager in implementing Performance Improvement.
2. Collaborate with other team members.
3. Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient rights are upheld.
4. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations, TJC standards and risk management.
5. Use time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
6. Delegate duties to other personnel as appropriate and demonstrates good judgment ability.
7. Demonstrate guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients, physicians/licensed practitioners, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
8. Complete intake report, assessments, and business office paperwork as procedure.

Specific Standards for the Care of Child Patients Ages 5 through 11
1. Maintain knowledge of the Child Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
2. Maintain knowledge of children’s stages of development and seek guidance from the nurse in charge when questions about the norms for behavior related to child development arise.
3. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and make note of any deviations in behavior.
4. Recognize acting out behavior of child specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled child.
6. Relate to child patients in an age appropriate manner.
7. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of children, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
8. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Child Patient Programs.

Specific Standards for the Care of Adolescent Patients Ages 12 through 18
1. Maintain knowledge of the Adolescent Program rules, protocols and handbooks guidelines.
2. Assess patients for behaviors consistent with the developmental stages and makes note of any
deviations in behavior.
3. Recognize acting out behavior of adolescent specific age group and set appropriate limits in clear, concise, behavioral and non-judgmental terms based on the age of the patient.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment/program expectations to the learning disabled adolescent.
5. Relate to adolescent patients in an age appropriate manner.
6. Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of adolescents, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.
7. Act as a resource to other staff in regard to the Adolescent Patient Programs. .

Additional Standards
1. Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.
2. Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.
3. Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.
4. Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.
5. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.

Adhere to organizational expectations in delivering Service Excellence by:
1. Treating everyone as a guest
   a. Making a positive first impression and continuing that positive impression through  ongoing efforts
   b  Anticipating needs and expectations of all customer groups
   c. Displaying service recovery skills

2. Demonstrating professionalism
   a. Delivering excellence that goes beyond departmental and individual job responsibility
   b. Demonstrating professionalism in one’s appearance, action and communications with patients,  visitors,         coworkers, etc..
   c. Holding oneself accountable and being a positive role model

3. Practicing teamwork
a. Participating in decision-making and process improvement
b. Communicating effectively within and beyond my assigned team/work unit
c. Focusing on the problem or issue to be resolved, not individuals

Note: The essential job functions of this position are not limited to the duties listed above.

 
Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduate from an accredited program of professional nursing required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years experience as a registered nurse in a psychiatric health care facility. Experience working  with a child and adolescent population is desirable. 
Licensure: Currently licensed to practice by the State Board of Nursing. Additional Requirements: CPR certification and successful completion of General Orientation, including appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint, within 90 days of employment. Completion of Handle With Care training within 90 days of employment and age specific training within 90 days of employment as required.


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