Psychiatric RN Job Description

Psychiatric RN Job Description

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Psychiatric RN provides care in accordance with agency policy; local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Psychiatric RN Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective psychiatric RN job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included psychiatric RN job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide direct patient care for assigned patients and assist in the care of other patients as needed
Perform all technical aspects of dialysis procedures
Assess patients response to dialysis therapy and make appropriate adjustments and modifications to the treatment plan as indicated or directed by the supervisor or as prescribed by the physician
Assess patient pre, interim, and post dialysis and document findings
Clinical and administration report preparation
Maintenance of infection control standards
Acting as a charge nurse
Providing supervision to subordinate professional, paraprofessional and support staff in the performance of their patient/resident care duties
Facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules, and evaluating patient progress
Collaborating with a variety of interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best possible care for patients

Psychiatric RN Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Psychiatric RN

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPI, ACLS, CPR, MOAB

Education for Psychiatric RN

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the psychiatric RN job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Graduate, School of Nursing, Science, Associates, Medical, Nursing Program, Health, Education, Registered Nursing

Skills for Psychiatric RN

Desired skills for psychiatric RN include:

Regulatory law as it relates to the care of the mentally ill patient
Actions & side effects in an adult & pediatric population
Psychiatric medications
Body substance isolation
Community
Healthcare delivery
State and federal laws and resources
Applicable local
Current behavioral health concepts
Federal laws and regulations pertaining to job function

Desired experience for psychiatric RN includes:

Educating the patients' family about the patient's conditions and how to create a supportive environment for the patients to return to for long-term care and recovery
Maintaining a safe environment through the use of monitoring devices and restraining techniques where deemed necessary
Providing social support for patients by creating and encouraging patients to take advantage of opportunities such as support groups, social activities and other therapeutic measures
Administering psychotropic medications
Conduct intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history
Plan and provide nursing care for patients

Psychiatric RN Examples

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Psychiatric RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of psychiatric RN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for psychiatric RN
  • Facilitating social and emotional needs
  • Supervising medication schedules
  • Evaluating patient progress
  • Collaborating with a variety of interdisciplinary professionals
  • Educating the patients' family about the conditions and how to create a supportive environment for the patients to return to for long-term care and recovery
  • Performs duties in accordance with unit specific standards of care as evidence by documentation, observation and competencies
  • Ensure a safe and therapeutic environment in which nursing care is delivered to the mentally and emotionally ill adolescent
  • Other Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) duties as assigned
  • Assist in ensuring 24-hour coverage nursing services of Mental Health Unit and appropriate provision of clinical treatment
  • Coordinates Mental Health Unit sick call to ensure nurse triage and appropriate referral for physician follow-up
Qualifications for psychiatric RN
  • Current Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing certification
  • 2-3 years previous RN experience in a hospital Psychiatric setting preferred
  • National Certification in Behavioral Health
  • One year prior Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) nursing experience in a psychiatric acute care hospital or its equivalent preferred
  • Psychiatric RN experience preferred
  • Current State of South Carolina RN License required, or recognized compact licensure (subject to South Carolina State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions)
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Psychiatric RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a psychiatric RN. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for psychiatric RN
  • Medications are administered and monitored in accordance with the policies and procedures of Mental Health Unit
  • Patients admitted to the Mental Health Unit receive Initial Nursing Assessment upon admission to the unit or as soon as patient’s condition permits
  • Changes in patient’s functioning and critical incidents are documented in the Medical Record
  • Nursing Discharge Summary is completed when patient transferred from Mental Health Unit
  • Assists in coordination of psychiatric services to ensure psychiatrist is informed of psychotropic medication compliance, changes patient functioning and results of laboratory testing in a timely manner
  • Ensure Medication Administration Records (MARS) are maintained and updated
  • You are encouraged to apply today!
  • You will oversee and direct the care of psychiatric patients within the Senior Treatment Department
  • You will oversee and direct the care of psychiatric patients
  • TriStar Skyline Medical Center and ER are a part of the HCA family and receive continued educations, family feel work environment, support of the nations largest healthcare provider, and career advancement opportunities within clinical leadership and or administrative leadership!
Qualifications for psychiatric RN
  • RN Behavioral Health / Psychiatric experience preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience in the acute care setting
  • Current State of Georiga RN License required, or recognized compact licensure (subject to Georgia State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions)
  • At least one year of experience in Psychiatric/ Behavioral Health preferred
  • At least one year of experience in Behavioral Health preferred
  • Current State of South Carolina RN License required, or recognized compact licensure
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Psychiatric RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a psychiatric RN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for psychiatric RN
  • Accurately complete nursing assessment
  • Reassess patient needs and patients response to nursing interventions
  • Consistently identify patient and family educational needs
  • Administer medications and evaluate the effects of the medication
  • Maintain a therapeutic nurse / patient relationship
  • Evaluates all patients referred for presence of mental illness
  • Refers patients as necessary
  • Provides emergency psychiatric care as required
  • Provides in-service education for medical and correctional staffs as requested
  • Documents all services provided in the patient’s medical file
Qualifications for psychiatric RN
  • One year of Behavioral Health / Psychiatric Nursing Experience Preferred
  • 2 years of experience as a Psychiatric RN
  • Must possess a current license as a registered Nurse to practice in the State of South Carolina
  • BLS – Healthcare provider on hire (American Hear Association)
  • CPI- must be completed within 90 days of hire and then every calendar year
  • Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing required, BSN preferred
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Psychiatric RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a psychiatric RN. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for psychiatric RN
  • You will display effective communication skills as evidenced by the ability to maintain therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians and staff
  • You must be able to set limits as needed by recognizing potential behavior problems and does so in a caring and consistent manner
  • You must possess accurate knowledge of psycho-dynamics and therapeutic processes as demonstrated by effective intervention and resolution of problems as they occur, and communication of the processes to others
  • You will oversee and direct the care of psychiatric patients within your assigned unit
  • You will oversee and direct the care of assisting personnel, maintaining final accountability for the care given to assigned patients
  • You will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • You will demonstrate clinical knowledge of psychiatric nursing and maintains highest quality of comprehensive patient care
  • You will display effective communication skills and maintains therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians and staff
Qualifications for psychiatric RN
  • Manages behavioral health escalations in proactively calm and professional manner seeking interventions to de-escalate promptly
  • Minimum of one year experience in the acute care setting required
  • Of patient care
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Utah or RN compact license from participating compact states
  • Must also qualify for CPI training (within 30 days of hire)
  • Current Idaho Registered Nurse License
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Psychiatric RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of psychiatric RN. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for psychiatric RN
  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) required within 30 days of Hire
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) required within 30 days of hire
  • 1+ year of prior experience working with the Psychiatry, Mental Health, and/or Behavioral Health population
  • 2+ years of recent Inpatient Psych experience
  • Experience with an EPIC Electronic Medical Records
  • Current State of Utah Registered Nurse license in good standing
Qualifications for psychiatric RN
  • Current BLS or obtain within 30 days employment
  • RN License in good standing (required)
  • Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Services experience preferred
  • Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Services experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or higher within 3 years of hire or 20 years of nursing experience
  • Bachelors of Nursing degree (BSN) upon hire

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