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ACP Speciality Nurse RN - Sister Rose Vincent- Full Time (1.06667) - Day

Department:  OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC (CC 2000209)
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Status:  A1 - Full-Time
FTE:  1.066667


Position Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in the office setting.  Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision.  Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.  Communicates with outpatient clinic physicians and NP/PAs (healthcare providers) about changes in patient’s status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.

The Nurse in this position will be expected to:

-recognize symptoms of common psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, psychosis, mood disorders, dementia

-provide compassionate and competent care to emotionally disturbed and/or mentally ill patients of this facility

-establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with the patients of this facility and their families

-prevent or mitigate crises

-identify and reduce the patient’s risk factors

-work with the health care team to reduce the probability of an adverse patient event/outcome

-identify and provide appropriate Nursing interventions based on accepted Nursing theory and consistent with the policies and procedures of MVHS, with the goal of alleviating suffering and increasing the function of the patient and their families

-identifying and assisting the patient to improve the patient’s strengths

-understand, recognize, assess and treat within the Nursing role, the symptoms and consequences of physical illness and the impact of treated or untreated physical illness on the patient’s psychosocial function

-possess basic psychopharmacology knowledge

-manage psychopharmacology duties (ie:  injections, medication registries)

-function as a patient advocate

-ensure timely and thorough documentation

-coordinate with all other members of the Behavioral Health Department team

-provide timely, accurate, relevant, and succinct information to members of the Behavioral Health Department

-coordinate patient care with other health care providers, such as Primary Care Providers, laboratory staff, Social Workers, etc. within the MVHS healthcare system

-attend and participate in Behavioral Health Department meetings

-coordinate with clerical staff to ensure messages, provider schedules, referrals, requests for records, etc. are promptly and correctly  managed

-participate in Quality Management and Improvement programs


Education, Training, Experience, Certification and Licensure:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or nursing program

Current nursing license within New York State

Current CPR certification

Special Equipment, Skills, or Other Requirements:

Basic computer knowledge

Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing

Additional languages preferred

Work Environment and Hazards:

Exposure to bodily fluids

Chemicals used for cleaning instruments

OSHA Exposure Category A

Physical Demands:

Minimal lifting

Ability to be on feet for long periods of time

Nearest Major Market: Utica