Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Inpatient Behavioral Health
Job ID: 726330
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: 3G Behavioral Health
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience

 

GN level candidate starting rate- $24.35 (BSN $25.35)
Experienced RN starting rate -  starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.00)

 

When you are ready to take your career to the next level, UPMC Altoona has a RN Career Ladder, which allows you to enhance your practice and receive additional compensation!  Ask your recruiter for details!

 

 

 

Registered Nurse

.7 Flex full time - Evening shift

3G Behavioral Health

SEIU

posted 9/18/2018

 

The Inpatient Behavioral Health unit is a 34 bed short stay stabilization unit which treats Adolescents (14years up to 18yrs), Adults, and Geriatrics.  The patients admitted to the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit presents with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, substance induced mood disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse.  The services, treatments, procedures, and activities provided to the patients on the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit include, but are not limited to: psychiatric evaluation, nursing assessment, psychosocial assessment, activity therapy, group counseling, medication management (monitoring, review, and education), and discharge planning.

Our unit offers experienced staff (Psychiatrist, RN/LPN, Social Workers and mental health workers) who are dedicated to the wellness of our patients.

 

 

 

Purpose:

UPMC is hiring a flex full time Registered Nurse for the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at UPMC Altoona. As a member of this team you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process. You will also provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students. 


Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to universal precautions. Identified potential problems and initiates appropriate measures. Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
  • Assessment 
    • Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form. 
    • Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Evaluation 
    • Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient. 
    • Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals.
    • Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.
  • Implementation: 
    • Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards. 
    • Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy. 
    • Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment. 
    • Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately. 
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy. 
    • Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
  • Planning: 
    • Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care. 
    • Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately.
    • Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences. 
    • Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient. 
    • Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately.

 

 

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:

  • Must hold a current RN license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Behavioral Health experience is preferred. 
  • Must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Departments orientation program and probationary period. 
  • Experience Required: None. Behavioral health experience preferred.
  • BLS required. ACLS preferred, PALS for specific units. 

 



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Yes

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