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Registered Nurse- (Psych/Mental Health)

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 6075

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care. Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.

 

Purpose: The Registered Nurse executes comprehensive nursing care activities and provides nursing staff leadership. He/she assesses patient needs, plans and implements patient care activities, and evaluates the patient’s response to treatment. He/she manages activities within the therapeutic milieu and directs the delivery of nursing care by other members of the nursing treatment team. Population served is based on scope of services in the department.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

 

Able to assess and reassess the needs of the patient.
Completes nursing assessment within 24 hours of admission.
Provides efficient discharge planning throughout process.
An active member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and continuously evaluates the appropriateness and quality of nursing care.
Serves as the primary nursing care coordinator, planning, implementing and coordinating nursing care activities for assigned patients.
Performs treatment/ documents intervention following physician orders such as medication administration and medical treatment orders.
Interprets the nursing and treatment needs of the patient to non-professional staff members assigned to the patient.
Assists in placing patients in seclusion or restraints and observes suicide/seclusion precautions.
Provides resources and support for patient, prior, during and after treatment.
Monitors and enforces utilization of proper nursing techniques while supervising LVN (LPN) and unlicensed nursing staff.
Maintain and Model REACH Values (Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Honor).
Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
Performs other duties as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Associate Degree in nursing or equivalent experience.

Preferred:

One to three years nursing experience preferred.
Clerical (filing, photocopying etc.) experience preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Computer and analytical skills.
Ability to organize, multitask, prioritize and work in Customer Relations.

License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

CT RN License required.
BLS Certification required.
Successful completion of a Joint Commission approved non-violent de-escalation certification program within 30 days of hire.

Environmental Factors:

Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Potential environmental exposures include, but are not limited to:

Bio-hazardous Waste
Blood Borne Pathogens. Job may require performance or tasks that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
Chemicals/Commercial Products
Experiencing challenging conditions where a professional attitude will be required
Exposure to Latex
Fumes or Airborne Particles
Interacting with a Diverse population
May be requested to work overtime or weekends for coverage
Noise Level – Varies from Moderate to Very Loud
Patient Care/Handling Duties
Radiation
Repetitive Motion
Required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
Risk of Electrical Shock
Shift Work
Vibration


Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 0.00

Work Schedule: Day 12

Work Shift: 6:45 am-7:15 pm weekends, holidays

Org Unit: 938

Department: Psych Unit

Exempt: No

Original Posting Date: 10/30/2020

EOE, including disability/vets.

 

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Registered Nurse- (Psych/Mental Health)

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 31557