Per Diem Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health, Nights in Norwalk, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 10/3/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norwalk, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/3/2022

Job Description

SUMMARY PERFORMANCE DESCRPITION:  The Registered Nurse is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, environment/instrumentation, and other health care team members.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Will be located in and around the Inpatient Behavioral Health Services Department and the Hospital facilities.  Some hazard potential per possibility of physical acting out behavior of patients and health related communicable diseases, some assistance may be required in assisting patients in physical hygiene.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of education responsibilities to staff, community and students; a well-integrated personality; an understanding and appreciation of good physical and mental health.  Knowledge of the nursing process, pharmacology and medical procedures which may be encountered in the program, communication skills, interest in continued professional growth, knowledge of new trends in mental health nursing or recovery process from chemical dependency; and can adapt to progressive change.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner; must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another; must be flexible and not easily frustrated in dealing with differences of opinions.

Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips.  Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly.  Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with no less than 40 db loss @ 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; ability to perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.  Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers.

Individual must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and to be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe patients within the facility and in therapeutic activities.  While worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes, the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as they work predominantly inside.

Must be able to set and maintain therapeutic distance with clients; maintain therapeutic boundaries during treatment and following discharge.