Psychiatric RN - Lomita Offices - Mental Health/Psychiatry - PER DIEM (0)

Lomita, California
Jun 26, 2024
Jul 16, 2024
Job Summary:

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.

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