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Psychiatric RN

Location: Ventura, CA Job Number: 719396 Date posted: 08/09/2018
Description: Responsible for the delivery of psychiatric nursing care/services to members being treated in the behavioral health service departments. Positions assigned to this classification are characterized by providing interventions that: promote and foster health; assess dysfuntion; assist patients to regain or improve their coping abilities; maximize patient strengths and prevent further disability. These interventions focus on the psychiatric-mental health patient and include: health promotion and health maintenance; monitoring patients and assisting them with self-care activities; monitoring psycho-biological treatment regimens; providing triage decisions and facilitating patient movement into appropriate services.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates with pharmacy regarding approved medications.
  • Provides information and education to members in a variety of forums.
  • Documents Services rendered utilizing standard nursing procedures in member chart.
  • Triage phone calls and refer to appropriate staff or community resources.
  • Assist Psychiatrists with coordinating internal and external hospitalizations of members.
  • Performs basic physical assessments of patients including vital signs and monitoring for side effects of psychiatric active medications and referring information to physicians as appropriate.
  • Provides prescribed medications to patients per physicians' orders following appropriate protocol.
  • Utilizes electronic medical record for medication refills.
  • Reviews lab results and refers to physician within protocols and guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Department Administrator and/or Chief of Psychiatry.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year recent (within the last three (3) years) RN Psychiatric experience.
    Education
  • Graduate from an accredited Nursing School.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current CA RN License.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Psychiatric and chemical dependency knowledge.
  • Able to triage and evaluate various aspects of the psychiatric population.
  • Group leadership skills, excellent verbal & written communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Telephone triage experience.
  • BSN preferred.


    Notes:
  • This position is primarily a Department wide positon for coverage of RNs throughout WHMC as needed in any of the clinics.
  • Some travel will beas needed.

    Primary Location: California,Ventura,Ventura Medical Offices 1000 S. Hill Rd. Ste. 100 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: Mental Health Department: Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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