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Registered Nurse (Psych/Mental Health)

Location: Carmel, New York US

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Requisition Number: 6972

Position Title:

External Description:

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

Develops and maintains an environment which supports service excellence behaviors.

Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and/or employees by being aware of the safety and health policies of the hospital and adhering to and enhancing these policies via the identification/reporting/correcting of unsafe conditions.

Complies with established department/hospital policies, rules and regulations.

Demonstrates the knowledge and judgment needed to utilize the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate each patient’s nursing care.

Demonstrates respect for the rights of all patients and provides considerate, respectful care focused on each patient’s individual needs.

Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors, and employees.

Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for his/her own work performance.

Acquires, maintains and demonstrates current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.

Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence and quality improvement.

Demonstrates a leadership role through clinical practice, supervision and teaching.

Demonstrates competent clinical and decision making skills.

Demonstrates the ability to assess, treat and care for the unique needs of geriatric patients.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program.

Licensure/Registration/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.

Work Experience: No minimum prior experience. Completes probationary period with satisfactory evaluation.

Physical & Other Factors: On feet most of the day. Frequent lifting, stretching and other physical exertion during positioning of patients and moving equipment.

Work & Environmental Conditions: Exposed to patients’ conditions and some unpleasant sights, smells and contagious diseases.

Job Relationships (Responsible to/for, works with): Responsible to the Director. Responsible for Licensed Practical Nurse and/or Ancillary personnel assigned to him/her. Works effectively with members of the health care team, administrative personnel, and maintains a cooperative working relationship intra-departmentally and inter-departmentally.

 


STANDARD I
Criteria: Demonstrate the performance standards of behavior which support service excellence (PHC CARES).


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Expectations Meets
Expectation Exceeds
Expectation
Pride: Demonstrates pride by keeping personal work area neat and clean, and participates in maintaining a clean and presentable environment to our customers.
Hospitality: Practices effective telephone skills by answering within 3 rings whenever possible, consistently identifies department and self at all times.
Collaboration & Appreciation: Demonstrates the ability to work as a “team” through positive interactions with peers and other departments.
Commitment & Collaboration: Identifies and provides input on opportunities for improvement and prevention of errors through the performance improvement process and patient safety program.
Appreciation & Hospitality: Consistently demonstrates respect for customers and coworkers by first listening actively, reserving judgment and speaking in a pleasant and normal tone of voice in all interactions.
Respect: Treats each personal encounter with discretion and sensitivity and assures that all confidential information remains private.
Respect: Provides helpful information in a manner appropriate to customer needs. Asks for clarification whenever necessary.
Respect: Relates to customers equally without evidence of bias, prejudice or demeaning assumptions.
Respect: Makes customers feel welcome, comfortable and secure by introducing self and assisting customers in finding their way by providing directions and/or escorting them to their destination.
Excellence & Hospitality: Routinely serves as a resource in problem solving. Consistently demonstrates customer service skills by placing customers first.
Satisfaction/Service Recovery: Demonstrates the ability to initiate complaint resolution and create an environment that makes it easy for customers to express concern.
Satisfaction/Service Recovery: Respects customer’s time. Keeps customers informed of any delay and provides the customer with a timeframe, (whenever possible) in which issues will be addressed.

 

STANDARD II
Criteria: Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and/or employees by being aware of the safety and health policies of the hospital and adhering to and enhancing these policies via the identification/reporting/correcting of unsafe conditions.

Below
Expectation Meets
Expectation Exceeds
Expectation
Fire and Disaster Plans. Employee complies with fire and disaster procedures as they pertain to his/her department and individual responsibilities as evidenced by employee’s knowledge of attendance at (1) department and hospital orientation programs, (2) annual mandatory education (3) participation in periodic drills and (4) department fire and disaster plan.
Electrical and General Safety. Employee complies with electrical and general safety rules obtained by attending (1) department and hospital wide orientation programs and (2) annual mandatory education meetings.


Incident Reporting. Employee is familiar with and adheres to hospital policy requiring the timely reporting of patient and/or employee (on the job) injuries evidence by his/her attendance at (1) department and hospital wide orientation programs and (2) annual mandatory education programs.
Infection Control. Employee is familiar with and adheres to hospital infection control policies and procedures as evidenced by his/her attendance at (1) department and hospital wide orientation programs, (2) mandatory education sessions and (3) department specific infection control lectures/film presentation. (4) Hand washing


STANDARD III

Criteria: Complies with established department/hospital policies, rules and regulations.

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Expectation Meets
Expectation Exceeds
Expectation
Reports absence prior to shift in accordance with department policy.
Adheres to Hospital dependability standards as set forth in policy.
Works holiday and weekend commitment as necessary.
Schedules time off in advance.
Adheres to established schedule for lunch and rest periods.
Adheres to established dress code.
Adheres to provisions of Patient Bill of Rights.
Always wears Employee Identification Badge in
appropriate and visible fashion.
Adheres to all policies at PHC.
Adheres to Health assessment policies

STANDARD IV

Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse demonstrates the knowledge and judgment needed to utilize the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate each patient’s nursing care.
Below
Expectation Meets Expectation Exceeds
Expectation
Documents patient history and assessment on admission.
Uses clinical decision making skills accurately to assess each patient’s physiological, psychological, psychosocial, safety and educational needs.
Initiates an individualized plan of care on admission, based on accurate assessment of each patient’s needs.
Collaborates with other health team members and the patient to develop the plan of care.
Includes physiological, psychological, and environmental factors; education and discharge planning needs in the plan of care.
Writes realistic, measurable goals that are age appropriate.
Reassesses the patient’s status at appropriate intervals.
Revises the plan of care based on new data, the patient’s condition, and resolution of problems.
Documents accurate and ongoing reassessment of the patient’s status.
Documentation reflects patient needs and problems.
Documentation reflects nursing interventions.
Documentation reflects patient outcomes and evaluation.
Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient and family education and understanding of instruction.
Documentation includes identification of discharge needs and evidence of appropriate referrals.

STANDARD V

Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse demonstrates respect for the rights of all patients and provides considerate, respectful care focused on each patient’s individual needs.
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Expectations Meets
Expectations Exceeds
Expectations
Includes the patient and family in the formulation of the nursing plan of care whenever possible.
Maintains strict confidentiality.
Makes decisions and actions on behalf of patients in an ethical manner.
Acts as a patient advocate.
Delivers care in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to patient diversity.
Delivers care in a manner that preserves/protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.
Seeks available resources to help formulate ethical decisions.
Demonstrates consideration of the psychosocial, spiritual and cultural variables that influence the patient’s perception of illness.
Demonstrates care which optimizes the comfort and dignity of dying patients.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the patient’s right to advance directives (DNR, Health Proxy).

STANDARD VI

Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees.
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Expectations Meets
Expectations Exceeds
Expectations
Maintains a clean, organized and safe environment.
Performs emergency equipment checks in accordance with established policies.
Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment.
Implements nursing interventions that decrease or prevent the spread of infection.
Administers medications according to nursing policy and procedure. Number of medication errors since last evaluation: _________
Correctly documents administration of controlled substances.
Conducts an exact narcotic count.
Observes and documents patient’s responses to pertinent medications.
Notifies M.D. of changes in patient’s condition/abnormal test results in a timely manner and documents notification in medical record.
Correctly implements Safety Protocol for patients who are at risk.
Demonstrates the correct use of patient restraints.
Checks patient’s ID band and date of birth prior to administering medications or treatments.
Ensures the safe handling of patient’s prosthesis (dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and other assistive devices).
Follows the appropriate procedure for obtaining, returning, cleaning and disposing of equipment and supplies.
Reports faulty equipment and/or other hazards according to policy.
Reports all unusual occurrences to charge nurse/supervisor and correctly completes an incident report form.

STANDARD VII

Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse demonstrates accountability and responsibility for his/her own work performance.
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Expectations Meets
Expectations Exceeds
Expectations
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for personal conduct.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
Contributes to staff meetings.
Reads and signs all minutes of meetings and new policies.
Demonstrates responsibility for cost containment and conservation of supplies and equipment.
Implements M.D. orders in a timely manner.
Documents legibly.
Accurately transcribes physician orders according to nursing policy.
Accurately uses the computer for order entry.
Completes assignments and reports off duty on time.
Accepts other duties as assigned.

STANDARD VIII

Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse acquires, maintains and demonstrates current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.
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Expectations Meets
Expectations Exceeds
Expectations
Current RN license on file in Nursing office.
Attends mandatory education.
Participates in educational experiences yearly relevant to the scope of practice (lecture, VCR, or professional literature).
Maintains an individual education profile.
When floated to other units, identifies areas of unfamiliarity to the Charge Nurse and works within knowledge base.
Takes responsibility for the completion of unit based orientation checklists.
Demonstrates an ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner.
Seeks assistance in performing all procedures which require clarification or additional training.
Has completed all requirements for unit based credentialing.
Has obtained certification in specialty or advanced practice.
Certification _BLS____________ Date ________
Certification _____________ Date _________
Seeks constructive feedback regarding his/her own practices.
Participates in academic education programs or currently holds advanced degree.
BSN _____ MSN _____ Other _____
Takes the actions necessary to achieve goals identified in previous performance appraisals.
Seeks experiences to maintain and develop clinical practice.


STANDARD IX

Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse demonstrates a commitment to service excellence and quality improvement.
Below
Expectations Meets
Expectations Exceeds
Expectations
Is alert to potential QI opportunities and participates in improving patient care/service.
Demonstrates improvement in his/her own nursing practice when deficiencies are identified through the QI process.
Demonstrates compliance with required standards of accrediting agencies.


STANDARD X
Criteria: The Registered Professional Nurse demonstrates a leadership role through clinical practice, supervision and teaching.
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Expectations Meets
Expectations Exceeds
Expectations
Functions as a professional role model as evidenced by behavior that demonstrates knowledge, leadership, and empathy.
Serves productively in the hospital organization or on the nursing unit. Specify: _______________________________________________
Functions as a clinical resource and/or preceptor for other staff and orientees.
Provides peers with constructive feedback regarding their practice.
Contributes to an environment that is conducive to clinical education of nursing students, as appropriate.
Provides direction and supervision to other health team members to ensure the proper implementation of the plan of care.
Makes patient rounds frequently throughout the shift.
Sets priorities for nursing action in a logical sequence according to individualized patient needs.
Communicates appropriate information to the Charge Nurse.
Communicates appropriate information to the physician and other health team members in a timely manner.
Gives a thorough, concise report at change of shifts.
Demonstrates the capability to assume charge responsibility.
Prioritizes assignments based on patient acuity and needs, available resources and the qualifications and clinical competencies of the individual nursing team members.

 

 

Location: Carmel-PHC 670 Stoneleight Avenue

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 18.75

FTE: 0.470000

Work Schedule: Eve/Night 9

Work Shift: Flexible Evening/Night shifts

Org Unit: 935

Department: Psych Unit

Exempt: No

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: Carmel

State: New York

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: Carmel, New York US

Job Number: 31563