The Registered Nurse provides nursing care in the health care system within the scope of practice defined by the Nurse Practice Act and regulatory standards and assures awareness of ethical standards of practice as defined by the ANA code of ethics. The Registered Nurse assures safety in practice and is inclusive of the principles of evidence based practice by maintaining a realization of own individual level of knowledge and experience and assumes responsibility for advancing knowledge of self and others of the patient care team by communication with and utilizing resource persons and programs available. Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors. Is responsible for knowledge of the patient population served. Responsible for supervising and directing the delegation of tasks to appropriate team members and collaborates with other patient care providers. Responsible for consistently setting and evaluating priorities through appropriate interventions with measurable outcomes toward improvement. The Registered Nurse as an individual practitioner and the interdisciplinary team manager, utilizes the nursing process to integrate all aspects of the provision of care and individualizes the plan of care to address a specific patient's needs. --Possess crisis evaluation, intervention and counseling skills, case management and case service coordination expertise. Ability to work with the psychiatrist in evaluating medical and psychiatric history, medication monitoring and medication administration for patients in the Screening Center.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
BSN degree preferred.
Current NJ RN Licensure required.
National Certification preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid N.J. State Driver's License.
Nursing experience with mental health, crisis intervention of psychiatric emergency services required.