Nursing Careers at Lifespan

RN - Behavioral Health Job

Job Number: RIH18561

Job Title: ED - Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Unit

Department: Emergency Unit - 1012700

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI


Utilize the nursing process to assess the patient with a variety of psychiatric diagnosis and medical conditions, formulate nursing diagnosis based on assessment, initiate interventions and measures outcomes, and be responsible for maintaining a safe therapeutic environment, as well as direction and supervision of assigned personnel delivering care on the unit. The nurse must possess a comprehensive understanding of psychotropic medications and a desire and compassion to work with individuals with serious mental illness. Monitor patients on suicide precautions and make recommendations concerning placement on suicide precautions.

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

1.Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred.

2.Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

3.Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.