Registered Nurse/A2

Overview

Date Posted:
12/6/2017
Job Code:
P0468C4
Location:
H1050 ESH Acute Psych
City:
Lexington
State:
KY
Country:
United States of America

Description

 

Eastern State Hospital, a division of CKMS and managed by UK HealthCare, is currently recruiting for a full-time Registered Nurse.

Registered Nurse staff provides care appropriate to the age and the specific needs of adult patients with psychiatric illnesses. Determine nursing and/or recovery diagnosis based on nursing assessment, develops and implements the Personal Recovery Plan (PRP) for each patient served. Documents patient care and communicates changes in the patient's behavior, signs, and/or symptoms to appropriate staff. Demonstrates and performs essential functions and skills such as obtaining patient vital sign data, administering medications, providing treatment, collecting specimens, and responding to psychiatric and medical emergencies. Provides education to patients and families. Provides nursing reports, identify unusual occurrences as policies require. Participates in committees and councils. Collaborates with patient, families, and staff to ensure patient needs are met. Coordinates the evaluation and admission process. Participates in Performance Improvement activities.

SHIFT: NIGHTS, 7:00 PM-7:30 AM.

Minimum Requirements

 

Associate Degree in Nursing from NLN accredited program required. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred. Must obtain Bachelor's Degree in Nursing within 5 years. BLS Certification preferred, but not required. No nursing experience is required.

The employee shall become familiar with HIPAA regulations and do their utmost to protect all protected health information (PHI) and other personal or sensitive information within their trust in the course of state business by applying appropriate safeguards and sharing only the information required to deliver agency services. Any personal or sensitive information overheard or seen by the employee will be kept confidential by not sharing it with others, on or off the work-site grounds. Fully participate in all activities regarding the elimination of the use of seclusion and restraints in patient care including educational requirements, competency development activities, and meeting established performance goals and measures. Must have computer competency in approved systems. Must have excellent customer service skills.