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Rn Behavioral Health Nurse

MASONICARE

This is a Full-time position in Wallingford, CT posted June 1, 2022.

Masonicare Health Center – Wallingford, CTPositions available on Evening and Overnight Shifts:2:45pm 11:15pm (EVES)10:45pm 7:15am (NIGHTS)Benefitted positions and Per Diem are available.This role will work on a 43 bed Behavioral Health Hospital UnitUnder the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, an RN Registered Nurse or LPN Licensed Practical Nurse at the Masonicare Health Center is responsible for providing professional nursing care for assigned patients.

Manages charge responsibility of nursing unit and assumes responsibility for the delivery of care to all residents on the unit.

Practices Evidence-Based nursing.

Nurse Essential Duties and Responsibilities:1.

Assumes the professional responsibility and accountability for a group of residents/patients including:a.

Medication/Treatment Administrationb.

Teachingc.

Supervision of all nursing staff to assure implementation of the interdisciplinary care plan.2.

Performs ongoing and systematic assessments utilizing the nursing process to establish a comprehensive goal directed interdisciplinary plan.3.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with residents/patients, families, colleagues and other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure that treatment is appropriate to meet the age, needs and abilities of resident/patient and unit needs.Documents accurate, pertinent and comprehensive information in a timely and concise manner as required by regulation & facility policy & procedure.5.

Supervises the care provided by CNAs & LPNs assuring adherenceto the plan of care, resident profile, policies and procedures.6.

Participates in educational programs, inservices, meetings and workshops and utilizes current literature to enhance professional skills and knowledge.

Attends all annual mandatory programs.7.

Participates in quality improvement activities as directedFollows standards of the Diligent Minimal Lift Program9.

Performs other duties as required.Minimum Qualifications:Education: Associates Degree/Diploma Program, Graduate of accredited school of nursingExperience: 1-2 years nursing experience in clinical setting preferred.

New Grads may be considered.

Previous LPN or CNA experience is a plus.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Current RN license Key Competencies: Ability to work as part of a team and to manage multiple priorities; to speak, read and write English in order to communicate with patients, residents and clinical staff; to effectively interactwith residents and staff; organized; abilityto utilize a personal computer/CRT to input and retrieve patient information; and familiarity with the Care Plan Development.#joinourteam