Staff RN- BH8A Adolescent Unit

Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Pavilion - Columbus, OH

Job Description 

1. Uses nursing process, evidence-based practice and unit specific competencies to:  

   a. Complete the admission assessment.  

   b. Documents shift charting based on the patient's plan of care.  

   c. Assures precise and comprehensive completion of all restraint and seclusion documentation.  

   d. Performs safe handoff and Zero Hero principles in accordance with practices established by the organization.  

   e. Document a plan of care including patient outcome parameters and nursing orders.  

   f. Delegate patient care.  

   g. Evaluate patient care and patient's response/progress.  

   h. Reassess patients and revise plan of care as appropriate.  

   i. Supervise patient care.  

   j. Plan discharge.  

   k. Plan, provide, delegate, and evaluate patient/family education.  

   l. Collaborate effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes.  

2. Communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities to assigned Mental Health Technicians, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), unit coordinators, and allied health personnel.  

3. Effectively relates and interacts with patient, families, and health care teams utilizing Relationship Based Care, Primary Nursing, and Trauma Informed Care philosophies  

4. Effectively manages patient care through one or more of the following:  

   a. Prescribing, delegating and coordinating care for patients.  

   b. Care conferences  

   c. Clinical rounds  

   d. Charge nurse responsibilities  

   e. Other coordination activities  

   f. Organizing and prioritizing care  

   g. Managing prescribed physician orders.  

5. Participates with the interdisciplinary team in specialized patient care activities.  

   a. Provides encouragement support and reinforces positive behavior with a therapeutic, calm approach while maintaining therapeutic boundaries, setting limits, and utilizing de-escalation techniques, including physical intervention skills.  

   b. Demonstrates ability to identify and record relevant information for the most common diagnostic groups including: Major Depressive Disorders (with and without psychotic features). Bipolar Affective Disorder (including manic, depressed and mixed episode). Psychotic Disorder (Including Schizophrenia & Subtypes) Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Anxiety Disorders Substance Abuse Disorders Eating Disorders Gender Dysphoria Global Developmental Delays  

   c. Effectively establishes therapeutic relationships with patients and families on the unit using empathy and compassion. 6. Leads, or co-leads and/or reinforces therapeutic groups and teaching of symptom management, including relaxation techniques, anger management, therapeutic goal-setting, problem solving, coping skills, etc  

7. Utilizes skills such as planning, support, engagement, crisis management interventions and structure to manage the milieu setting  

8. Utilizes therapeutic, Trauma Informed intervention techniques before, during and after the time of crisis to support safe patient de-escalation  

9. Assists with physical crisis intervention techniques and physical restraint during specific crisis situations per NCH policy  

10. Maintains professional standards by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet goals.  

11. Adheres to unit/department budgetary standards.  

   a. Performs daily staffing, scheduling within budget parameters.  

12. Participates in unit maintenance activities: Pyxis and charge data collection. Infection control activities Point-of-care testing e-Chart education Safety and Quality activities  

13. Participates in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities in one or more of the following: Policy/procedure review and revision. Helping Hand review and revision. Committee attendance and participation Patient/family advocacy. Shared governance.  

14. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner 

Send resume to: 

Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Pavilion 
444 Butterfly Gardens Drive 
ColumbusOhio  43215

 
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