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Registered Nurse (RN) Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

Company: Mission Hospital
Location: Hickory
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Overview Registered Nurse - PRN - Nights Behavioral Health Nursing - Geriatric Unit The Geriatric Behavioral Health Nursing Unit at Mission Hospital is a 9-bed nursing unit that serves individuals who are aging; patients who are aged 65+ and who have mental illness such as dementia, Alzheimer's or any other mental illness and who may be experiencing exacerbations of their illness. Nurses seeking to work on this unit and with this patient population are most successful when coming to the unit with a solid foundation of medical nursing skills already in place, as many of our patients may also be experiencing medically-complex issues and multiple co-morbidities. Nurses working on this unit have an exciting opportunity to balance the use of their medical skills with their behavioral health nursing skills to provide the utmost in compassionate care to this often-vulnerable patient population. Role Summary: Provides leadership which facilitates the delivery of professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and family. Implements medically prescribed interventions. Required Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Effective 3/1/18 Bachelor of Science in Nursing OR enroll in a BSN or advanced degree program within 6 months AND obtain a BSN within 4 years of hire date into RN position. Previous signed BSN commitment letter OR grandfathering will be accepted between departments and Mission Health entities. Exemptions may be approved with CNO System Council approval. Preferred Education: Masters in Nursing. Required License or Certifications: Must have and maintain current licensure as registered nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. eNLC (Enhanced Nurse License Compact) license may apply, licensee should confirm with NCBON Certificate: BLS Healthcare Provider. Preferred License or Certifications: National Certification in area of specialty. Required Experience: One-year hospital nursing experience Preferred Experience: One year plus experience in behavioral health nursing OR nursing home, geriatric, skilled-nursing etc... Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic. Associated topics: care, domiciliary, infusion, intensive care unit, mhb, nurse clinical, nurse rn, psychiatric, registered nurse, tcu

Keywords: Mission Hospital, Hickory , Registered Nurse (RN) Geriatric Psychiatric Unit, Healthcare , Hickory, North Carolina

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