Intermittent Resource Team is located within the Inpatient Psychiatric units of the Patient Care Service line. You will be expected to work on an as needed basis throughout all of the three floors/units. Each of the three units specializes in a particular area: Long-term care, Drug/Alcohol and Bipolar/Mood disorder, and Acute/Schizophrenia. Intermittent staffing is to provide a means to supplement nursing staff coverage for planned and unplanned absences. Duties include, but are not limited to: Works under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager. Ability to utilize bar code medication administration (BCMA) for medication administration and computerized patient record system (CPRS). Effectively utilizes all aspects of the nursing process to provide optimal nursing care to Inpatient Psych patients. Facilitate and leads therapeutic/recovery groups. Practices within the guidelines of the policies, procedures and standards of care/practice. Anticipates emergencies, coordinates prevention and responds appropriately to emergency as defined by VAPHS policy. Demonstrates competence in the completion of core and practice specific procedures. Participates in unit and hospital based quality improvement activities. Consistently maintains confidentiality and provides patient privacy. Effectively communicates with health care providers, patients and families. Uses sound judgment and takes accountability for decisions that impact patient care and unit operations. Utilizes safe patient handling processes to ensure patient and staff safety. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Behavioral or Mental Health. Work Schedule: Intermittent and Part-Time - varied. This position will not exceed 1820 hours of work per year and will be scheduled for 8 or 12 hour shifts. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599957500
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