RN PRI Adult Inpatient Unit

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/4/2020 10:04 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-68553
Category
Nursing - Inpatient
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
ICE BHSL PRI Adult Inpatient Unit
Shift
Day Shift
Post End Date
10/3/2020

Overview

Schedule: Full-Time, 7A-7P with Weekend Rotation

 

The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Acute Medical Psych (6S & 6N).  The AMP is a 20 bed unit which cares for adult patients ranging in age from 18 to 50 years, who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Those patients might have exacerbations of previously diagnosed problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder and schizophrenia, among others. We also assess first onset psychiatric disorders and admit patients who are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, hallucinations and delusions. Many of these patients are also treated for substance abuse, which can complicate, or at times, mimic a mental illness. Those patients might also have a physical diagnosis that warrants continued hospitalization. This is a very unique feature for a psychiatric facility, and fills a great need for the patients at UAMS and across the state of Arkansas. As a result, patients do not have to wait until they are completely healed of a medical problem before they can begin to receive intensive, and comprehensive mental health treatment. The patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team that addresses all aspects of a patient’s life, formulating a treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each patient.

 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  

 

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

The UAMS Registered Nurse delivers nursing care for patients in within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.  The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. 

  • Collects and documents assessment data. Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard.
  • Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. 
  • Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. 
  • Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning.
  • Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. 
  • Acts as a resource/supports others.
  • Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. 
  • Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. 
  • Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing. 
  • Valid RN License.
  • Minimum of 1 year Registered Nursing experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong work ethics and accountability.

Preferred:

  • 2 or more years nursing experience, preferably in inpatient psych, with current BLS.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

 

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

 

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