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Sharp HealthCare Clinical Nurse-RN/Senior Behavioral Unit (SBU)/Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital/Night Shift/Full-time (1.0) in San Diego, California

Facility:Mesa Vista Hospital

CitySan Diego

Department

Job Status

Regular

Shift

Night

FTE

1

Shift Start Time

Shift End Time

California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association

What You Will DoTo provide direct and indirect nursing services to patients and families.Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of nursing school

  • 1 Year clinical experience (RNs with less than 12 months experience will complete the new grad requirements)

  • California Registered Nurse (RN) - CA Board of Registered Nursing

  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association

Other Qualification Requirements

  • Additional licensure/certifications as required by the assigned clinical area.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Independently performs the nursing process through individualized assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic, efficient care for patients with overt and subtle needs throughout the continuum of care, and according to unit's standards of care. Performs safe nursing care for patients in more complex situations with some assistance and supervision. Demonstrates competency in all areas of the unit skills and some advanced skills. May teach some skills competencies. Coordinates patient care administered by other members of the care team. May assume the responsibility of relief charge nurse and may assist with preceptorship/professional development of new nurses and students. Uses common equipment and medications safely in the practice setting and consults others when unfamiliar. Recognizes inconsistencies in patient care and manages potential complications. Demonstrates consistent organization and prioritization of workload; confident management of emergency situations. Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Complies with all regulatory and accreditation standards. Demonstrates professional behavior through participation in unit activities and committees as appropriate. Delegates/assigns and communicates expectations for care delivery processes to each member of the team. Teaches skills as necessary. Coordinates patient care administered by other members of the nursing staff. Utilizes a variety of teaching/coaching strategies to assist family through disease process/experience. Promotes clinical effectiveness, efficient use of resources, and quality care in practice setting. Transfers knowledge and mentors others to improve clinical practice. Demonstrates complex problem solving and the use of critical thinking skills.

Summary

The Senior Behavioral Unit (SBU)/Older Adult Program (OAP) is a 23 bed unit psychiatric unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. This unit accommodates the special needs for seniors. Each patient is under the care of a psychiatrist whodirects a treatment team of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, activity therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and mental health workers, all trained to identify the special behavioral health needs of seniors. Individual treatment plans are designed to meet each patient’s unique needs. Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

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