· Demonstrates clinical knowledge of psychiatric nursing and maintains the highest quality of comprehensive patient care.
· Displays effective communication skills as evidenced by the ability to maintain therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians and staff.
· Is able to set limits as needed by recognizing potential behavior problems and does so in a caring and consistent manner.
· Utilizes knowledge of growth and development, psychopathology, and psychosocial systems.
· Has an accurate knowledge of psycho-dynamics and therapeutic processes as demonstrated by effective intervention and resolution of problems as they occur, and communication of the processes to others.
· Displays understanding of family dynamics by responding appropriately to family members when needed.
· Has a comprehensive knowledge of existing policies and procedures and utilizes the standards stated as evidenced by independent functioning and carrying out the philosophy of the Nursing Department.
· Consistently documents in the medical record all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis and as set forth in policy and procedure manual.
· Utilizes the nursing process, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation.
· Consistently completes all nursing assessments accurately with timeframes set forth in policy and procedure manual.
· Participate in the initiation of master treatment plan along with other key program staff.
· Attend treatment planning meetings and conferences to participate in patient’s treatment process and progress.
· Participate in discharge planning and referrals.
· Utilizes treatment plan as means to communicate care to entire clinical team.
· Demonstrates professional skills and performs the tasks needed to maintain a therapeutic milieu and optimum patient care.
· Examines physician orders for completeness, accuracy, clarity and questions when appropriate. Correctly transcribes orders and documents implementation.
· Administers prescribed treatment and medications correctly.
· Documents administration of medication and treatments completely and accurately on the Medication Administration Record and progress notes in the medical record.
· Is privileged in restraint/seclusion and follows hospital policy.
· Displays competency in medical aspects of patient care as evidenced by recognizing signs and symptoms of medical conditions, intervening appropriately and documenting adequately in the Treatment Plan and progress notes.
· Conducts patient groups as evidenced by documentation in patient’s medical record.
· Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with leadership.
· Demonstrates good organizational skills based on the needs of the patients and program as evidenced by following through on assigned tasks in a smooth and effective manner and determining priorities.
· Has a basic understanding of appropriate staffing patterns and nursing care hours and able to maintain appropriate levels in absence of Nurse Manager.
· Assumes supervision of nursing staff when directed by Nurse Manager.
· Demonstrates skills in admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
· Demonstrates a professional attitude and emotional stability when coping with stress, accepting guidance and evaluating own performance.
· Acts as a role model, by utilizing professional standards, motivating peers and co-workers, stimulating growth and development in others.
· Responsible for maintaining upgraded knowledge in psychiatric nursing by engaging in activities that will enhance current knowledge base.
· Attends unit meetings as specified by Nurse Manager in order to receive current information, and assists the Nurse Manager in communication of this information to other staff members.
· Complete all competency requirements in a timely manner.
· Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by Nurse Manager. Helps promote program through referral development and community. education events as assigned by Nurse Manager.
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