Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Wellpath | New Orleans, LA
As a nurse with Correct Care Solutions (CCS), you will have the opportunity to practice patient care the way you've always wanted. Our nurses enjoy competitive pay and benefits in an autonomous though supportive work environment. Numerous growth opportunities are available to our nurses while feeling that they are continually using their nursing skills and abilities.
As a CCS Nurse, you'll treat patients who typically go without access to health care. For patients that reside in a corrections or psychiatric hospital environment, the care you provide may be the only friendly, compassionate and nonjudgmental interaction they encounter in their day. If your passion is to make a difference, join CCS today.
Our Psychiatric Registered Nurse has professional education and experience which indicates an adequate understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, issues of psychotropic medication compliance, and psychotropic medication effects and side effects.
- Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
- Experience in the provision of nursing services in a psychiatric setting required
- RN license in state of practice
- Current CPR Certification
- Any other certifications (such as First Aid) required by contract
ResponsibilitiesProvide psychiatric nursing services under the direction of the Psychiatrist and Director of NursingMaintain effective communications with the Facility and CCS staffCompletion of specific duties and responsibilities as designated by the Psychiatrist and Mental Health Director/Mental Health Coordinator and as listed in the Post Duties. These duties include assessments, participation in treatment teams, committees, specific medication administration, psychiatrist appointment coordination, staff and inmate education, infirmary care management planning and implementation, and functioning as needed as a liaison between the Mental Health and Medical DepartmentsImplement specific treatments as ordered by the staff psychiatristProvision of medication education to inmates to inform them of the nature of psychotropic medication, the need for compliance with physician orders in taking medication, signs and symptoms of adverse drug reactions, and the need for inmates to report problems with medicationResponds to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines.Monitor inmates for compliance with medication and for follow up by Psychiatrist as neededProvision of training in human behavior and/or mental health issues to institutional staff in accordance with institution's training program and as assigned by the Mental Health Director/Mental Health CoordinatorProvision of education to inmates regarding health, nutrition, and other adaptive behaviors, with the goal of fostering personal growth and well-being. This education will be coordinated with and in conjunction with the Psychiatrist, Director of Nursing and medical clinic staffProvision of documentation in the health record of individual inmate's treatment progress and on monthly reports of staff member's clinical activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of CCSProvision of documentation in the health record as indicated in accordance with the policies and procedures of CCS, and as indicated by the Post DutiesParticipation in staff meetings and in-service training programsInform the Psychiatrist, Mental Health Director/Mental Health Coordinator of any need for additional clinical supervision and/or proposals to improve the delivery of clinical servicesCompliance with employee standards of CCS and the Facility. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification to supervisory personnel of absences from the institutionResponsible to provide direct psychiatric nursing and consultation services in accordance with the policies and procedures of CCS, the policies and regulations of the correctional Facility, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health CareResponsible to network and communicate effectively with CCS, and Facility staff and off-site support agenciesResponsible to maintain confidentiality of inmate information in accordance with the policy and procedures of CCS and the Facility and the standards of the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Health CareMust obtain and maintain security clearance.Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer