Psychiatric Nurse (RN) - Assessment and Admissions

Parkridge Valley Hospital - Chattanooga, TN

Registered Nurse (RN) - Assessment - Respond-PRN

Parkridge Valley offers the most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services in the region. With programs available for children, adolescents and adults, services are provided with a variety of treatment options to best accommodate the individual patient- from inpatient care, to partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient care.

Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent Campus is a 108 bed facility with 84 beds being acute and sub-acute and 24 beds dedicated to our Residential Treatment Center which is a center for children in state custody.

Parkridge Valley is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) - Assessment - Respond for our Child and Adolescent Campus


Responsibilities:
  • Performs initial and on-going physical and psychosocial assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice.
  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.
  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.
  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed.
  • Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Instructs and educates patients and families.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:
  • TN RN license required.
  • Qualified by education and experience in the care of psychiatric patients.
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical and or management experience in a hospital setting.
  • Graduate of an accredited RN program required.
  • Must complete BLS and CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Certification within 6 months of hire

Share this Job

Other Locations For This Job