The Staff Nurse on Inpatient Mental Health (5P) provides direct and indirect nursing care to 5P patients requiring mental health treatment. Primary responsibilities include initial and ongoing patient assessment; medication and treatment planning; provision of patient education and psycho-educational groups; management of therapeutic milieu; documentation; and providing oversight and direction for other staff members such as licensed practical nurses and students. Practices on 5P providing mental health stabilization, education on medication, and diagnostic symptomology, and advise the patient about constructive coping techniques. Patient populations include but are not limited to thought disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, dementia, and alcohol/drug withdrawal. Based on education, experience, and competency, the staff nurse may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor and/or charge. Work Schedule: Variable 12-hour shifts: tours of duty includes weekend rotations, day, evening and/or night tours depending on organizational needs (position requires flexibility in schedule) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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