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Psych Registered Nurse | Behavioral Health | Chicago | IL

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DirectShifts

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023

A hospital based in Chicago is actively seeking a Psychiatric Registered Nurse for a nursing job.

Specialty: Behavioral Health

Occupation: Registered Nurse 

Duration: 13 weeks

Shift: 12 hours shift

Weekly schedule:

Employment Type: Contract

Responsibilities:

  • Provides efficient and well-coordinated direct patient care following the Hospital policies and procedures and standards of care as set forth by the state and federal regulations
  • Performs a thorough assessment of the patient’s physical, psychosocial and/or emotional needs
  • Identifies and implements nursing interventions
  • Initiates patient’s discharge plan on admission
  • Monitors and reports patient’s symptoms, changes in status, and diagnostic test results
  • Administers treatments and medication and serves as the patient’s resource on medication indication, dosage, frequency, and side effects
  • Obtains consent for psychotropic medications and seasonal immunizations
  • Coordinates patient care with physicians and interdisciplinary team
  • Educate patients on discharge instructions
  • Coordinating follow-up care and home care needs
  • Adheres to infection control protocols (e.g. CAUTI, CLABSI, VAE, SSI protocols, etc.)
  • Maintains accurate medical records through complete and factual documentation
  • Participates in hospital-wide quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives
  • Prompt reporting of all types of suspected and alleged abuse, adverse events, medication errors, and all identified unsafe practices in the Hospital
  • Ensures patient safety and satisfaction

Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a skilled nursing center or hospital preferred
  • Must have current Illinois RN license and BLS
  • BSN preferred
  • 1 year of experience working in an acute psychiatric setting
  • CPR certified
  • Working knowledge of general and psycho-education group therapy, therapeutic relationships, and age-specific growth and development is good to have
  • Preferred ability to float to Med Surg or Tele
  • Days/Nights available
  • Meditech experience preferred but not required
  • Willing to rotate between two hospitals (2.5 miles apart)

Perks:

  • Health Benefits
  • 401 (k)
  • 30,000+ exclusive benefits