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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/1/2011
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Psychiatric RN-Behavioral Health Services
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St. Vincent's East | Birmingham, AL
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Job Description

Job Summary:


Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility. Performs initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessments according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Develops a nursing plan of care consistent with the master treatment plan. Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient. Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed. Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status. Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision and must be able to work in a stressful environment.



Education/Experience:


Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing current Alabama RN License required. Two years experience required in behavioral health. Graduation from a school for practical nursing and Completion of unit specific certification course work within three months required. BCLS certification is required within three months. ACLS certification is required within twelve months.



Special Skills or Knowledge/Certifications or Licenses:


Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and current Alabama License required as a registered nurse.


Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.


About St. Vincent's East

St. Vincent's Health System is made up of five facilities: St. Vincent's Birmingham, St. Vincent's Blount, St. Vincent's East, St. Vincent's St. Clair, and One Nineteen Health and Wellness. Together, we provide a special brand of high-touch, high-tech quality care to people in more than 40 different zip codes. Our healthcare family has an extensive network of skilled physicians and associates, as well as the most advanced technologies available. We are a part of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, with more than 100,000 associates serving in 20 states and the District of Columbia. We are committed to providing healthcare that works, healthcare that is safe, and healthcare that leaves no one behind for life. For a listing of phone numbers at each of our facilities, click here or on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the screen.