REGISTERED NURSE - BHS - Position # Part Time Evening Unit A1
Company: Newbridge Health Wellness
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager or Nurse
Supervisor, provides direct nursing care to patients.
Assessment, treatment and patient care responsibilities are
delivered with a knowledge of patient growth and development and
are appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
Identifies and documents initial observation and assessment of the
patient's needs for immediate nursing action.
Systematically and accurately assesses nursing needs of the patient
in order to detect pertinent changes in the clinical picture.
Identifies appropriate foci.
Selects, plans, evaluates, and documents care based on this
Assesses, intervenes, and documents appropriately to meet patient's
health, educational, psychosocial, and discharge planning
Initiates appropriate referrals to other departments, services,
and/or outside agencies for patient care.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE
Gives comprehensive patient care.
Initiates and follows through with patient and family teaching.
Consults with unit Nursing Leadership regarding significant changes
in patient's condition.
Collaborates with all members of the health care team.
Communicates relevant patient care information on shift to shift
Utilizes patient care standards in clinical practice.
Provides individual and group therapy.
Documents pertinent information regarding patient's response to
treatment and progression toward goals in patient's chart.
Completes Admission/Transfer Summary Sheet and/or Discharge
Transcribes physician's orders in patient chart accurately and
Seeks clarification of physician's orders that are unclear or
Interprets clinical data and notifies the physician promptly if
immediate changes in management are indicated.
Administers medications in compliance with policies and
Titrates medications as per physician's prescriptives, protocols,
Assures that the practice of nursing by the registered professional
nurse is centered around the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act defined
as diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential
physical and emotional health problems, through such services as
case finding, health teaching, health counseling and provision of
care supportive of life and well-being, and executing medical
regimens as prescribed by a licensed or otherwise legally
Assures that RNs diagnose in the context of nursing practice by
identification and discrimination between physical and psychosocial
signs and symptoms essential to effective execution and management
of the nursing care as evidenced by the psychiatric and medical
problems identified on the treatment plan.
Assures that RN's select and perform therapeutic measures essential
to providing quality care as evidenced by identified nursing goals
and actions on the interdisciplinary treatment plan.
Assures that the LPN's practice is limited to performing tasks and
responsibilities within the framework of reinforcing the patient
teaching program through health teaching, health counseling and
provision of supportive and restorative care, under the direction
of a registered nurse or licensed or otherwise legally authorized
physician as demonstrated by the charge RN's ability to assign
LPN's appropriate tasks on the assignment sheet.
Assures that the RN takes responsibility for the nature and quality
of all nursing care including the assessment of the nursing needs,
the plan of nursing care (within the interdisciplinary treatment
plan) the implementation, and the monitoring and evaluation of the
plan. Assures the RN delegates selected nursing tasks (as deemed
appropriate in the BHS division) in the implementation of the
nursing plan of care to LPN's, RA's and MHA's.
Assures that when the RN's delegate select nursing tasks to LPN's,
RA's, or MHA's, the RN shall be responsible for exercising that
degree of judgment and knowledge reasonably expected to assure that
proper delegation has been made. A registered professional nurse
may not delegate the performance of a nursing task to persons who
have not been adequately prepared by verifiable training and
education. No task may be delegated which is within the scope of
Assures that the RN is responsible for the proper supervision of
LPN's, RA's and MHA's on the assigned shift as the charge
Assures that the RN's uphold the Code of Ethics for Nursing
established by the American Nurses Association, which is a
statement of the moral obligations and duties of every individual
who enters the nursing profession.
Assures that the RN, in all professional relationships, practices
with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and
uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of
social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of
health problems as evidenced by observation of the RN with 1:1
interactions and group leadership with patients.
Assures that the RN's primary commitment is to the patient, the
recipient of nursing services, and that the interdisciplinary
treatment plan reflects uniqueness.
Assures that the RN promotes, advocates for and strives to protect
the health, safety and rights of patients by assuring that the
patient is knowledgeable of the patient rights on admission and
throughout his/her hospital stay.
Assures that the nurse is responsible and accountable for
individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate
delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to
provide optimum patient care
Assures that the nurse owes the same duties to self as to others,
including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to
maintain competence and to continue personal and professional
Assures that the RNs deliver primary mental health care as outlined
in the Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nursing
Practice written by the American Nurses Association.
Assures that the RN performs intakes including physical and
psychosocial assessments on new admissions completing the nursing
assessment form fully, renders diagnostic and dispositional
judgments, and facilitating the patient's movement in their
Assures that the RN utilizes skills and resources to foster the
restoration of individual patient's previous adaptive abilities and
allows for the acquisition of new ones.
Assures that the RN maintains all aspects of a therapeutic milieu,
which will facilitate the patient's potential growth and change.
Evidenced by nursing group skills and milieu management during
emergencies and on a daily basis.
Assures that all nursing staff take advantage of the learning
potential inherent in the daily life cycle of personal hygiene,
feeding, socialization skills and practical skills of community
Assures that the nursing staff will comfort, guide, and set limits
to make use of the patient's experience of daily living to help
them move from dependent to more independent modes of behavior.
Assures that the RN employs psychobiological interventions which
include various emergency procedures and standard nursing measures
such as relaxation techniques, medication education, nutrition /
diet regulation, exercise and rest schedules, monitoring response
to medication, and other somatic treatments including monitoring
the patient's responses to psychobiological interventions and the
overall treatment program.
Assures that nursing staff provide direct crisis intervention
services to patients in crisis and that the appropriate
interventions are used as evidenced by observation of staff during
Team 20 and Dr. Strong emergency codes.
Checks to ensure that emergency equipment is on hand and in good
Recognizes and reports malfunction or failure of equipment used in
the area to Biomedical Engineering; takes appropriate action to
repair/replace such equipment (e.g. cardiac monitors,
defibrillators, suction apparatus, pumps, O2 tank).
Checks that all monitoring equipment and ventilator alarms are set
according to standards.
INDIRECT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES
Participates in patient care rounds by presenting findings on
Applies principles of infection control and safety.
Assists in the orientation of new personnel.
Provides clinical supervision of LPNs, Nursing Attendants, and
other ancillary staff.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
Orients patient's family to new environment; develops rapport with
Relieves the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager as
Assists in data collection and analysis of Quality Assurance/CQI
monitors; participates in implementation of follow up action.
Effectively utilizes the hospital computer system as it pertains to
job responsibilities and in accordance with hospital policy.
Participates actively on Quality Improvement committees as
Assists other personnel as needed.
Keeps up-to-date with current trends pertinent to area of
Participates in continuing education activities; attends scheduled
inservice programs; shares information gained at conferences with
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