Rutgers, The State University of New jersey is seeking a highly motivated Staff Nurse for Crisis and Acute Psychiatric Services at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The Staff Nurse provides nursing services and participates in the delivery of individualized, goal directed nursing care through the use of the nursing process in accordance with the departmental and hospital policies and procedures and all regulatory requirements. The Staff Nurse functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team; participates in quality improvement activities, educational activities and supports research endeavors. The role is consistent with the scope and standards outlined by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assesses and diagnoses patient, family and significant other's needs in order to provide quality care to assigned patients.
Documents initial nursing assessment and individualized, goal directed plan of care considering the psychological, social, physical health and safety needs of the patient, in accordance with unit standards.
Develops, discusses and communicates a realistic, individualized plan of care for each patient, in collaboration with the patient, family and significant other, in an effort to promote wellness and recovery.
Implements the plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures, as necessary, for the care and safety of the patient.
Educates patient regarding medication, illness, physical health promotion, coping skills and other topics to promote wellness and recovery.
Maintains concurrent and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the multidisciplinary team, in order to ensure quality care.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from a state accredited school of nursing.
Current License as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Current License as a Registered Nurse in the State of Graduation from a state accredited school of nursing.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have the ability to provide psychiatric nursing, relate to patients, use the nursing process, problem solve, direct non-professional staff and the ability to request help, as needed.
Must demonstrate strong clinical nursing specialty and excellent communication skills.
Must have experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and proficiency in word processing.
Posting Number: 20ST1279
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 117280
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.