RN Senior Behavioral Health Unit PRN in Watertown, WI at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 11/26/2022

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Job Description

Watertown Regional Medical Center

The Senior Behavioral Health Registered Nurse provides individualized psychiatric nursing care in a professional, competent, efficient, safe, compassionate and caring manner. The RN assesses the patients’ needs, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of patient care. This position carries out these responsibilities independently with the guidance of accepted nursing and department practice as well as directed by medical staff. This position provides the knowledge and skills to meet physician, patient, staff, and/or WRMC needs and performs in accordance with WRMC standards and policies. The Registered Nurse directs the nursing care activities of paraprofessionals or other nursing team members and provides nursing leadership. The RN is responsible for assuring patient safety at all times and facilitates effective communication with patients, support personnel and member of the healthcare team. This position provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

Watertown Regional Medical Center’s Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBHU) provides individualized care for senior adults who are suffering from acute symptoms associated with a major mental health illness. This could include clinical depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric and medical issues related to dementia, acute psychosis and altered mental state or bi-polar illness. The 15-bed unit provides a confidential and supportive atmosphere, where patients receive care that is individualized to their needs. Because we are a hospital-based facility, we can manage complex patients who may be dealing with chronic medical conditions as well as mental health conditions. We work with the patient, family and other health professionals to develop a course of treatment that best meets the needs of the individual. Be a part of a team that works together to make a difference in the lives of each individual we serve!

At Watertown Regional Medical Center, we recognize that our patients deserve qualified, engaged, and competent healthcare professionals. And we know that our healthcare professionals deserve a working environment that is safe, leaders who are visible and supportive, and opportunities to grow and develop in their chosen disciplines. The heart of WRMC is in its people, making our hospital a family that only the best is invited to join. If you feel that your skills and compassion fit with our vision for healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

Watertown Regional Medical Center offers a great work environment, competitive pay and benefits including health, dental, vision, 401K, life and disability insurance, Tuition Assistance and Loan Forgiveness Program, and a generous PTO plan.

Job Requirements

Associate’s degree in Nursing Required

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred

Currently licensed by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse

Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Required Skills

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Applies analytical and participative behavior to problem solving techniques and decision making.
  • Must be able to deal with aggressive, hostile and irrational behaviors of patients.
  • Must be able to respond immediately in crisis situations concerning patients and/or family members.
  • Knowledge of Memory care and falls risks
  • Ability and comfortability to work with Geriatric and all populations
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems and its impact on clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of the interface effects with other healthcare disciplines and systems.
  • Provides, manages, integrates, and coordinates health prevention, protection, illness prevention, restoration, rehabilitation, and palliative care for patients.
  • Relates to patients, Physicians and peers to develop and maintain effective work/patient relationships.
  • Operates mechanical equipment and expands knowledge through keeping up with advanced technology.
  • Initiates work assignments independently without specific direction.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability according to legal, ethical, professional, educational, and personal development goals.
  • Prioritizes work and meets changing demands and deadlines.
  • Updates and develops continuous skills to provide care to the changing patient population providing for their growth and developmental needs.
  • Knowledge of safety and infection control hospital procedures.
  • Knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the ages and developmental needs of patients served.
  • Knowledge of basic aseptic techniques.
  • Knowledge of blood borne pathogens.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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