Assists the Registered Nurse in providing direct, indirect and non-patient care responsibilities.
Contributes to quality patient care by serving as a significant member of the multidisciplinary
treatment team in providing therapeutic groups and activities, milieu counseling and management.
Performs patient care observation rounds, 1:1 observation, environmental rounds, vital signs, control logs, glucose checks, specimen collections, treatment planning, patient education, visitor & meal monitoring, belongings and body checks and documentation as needed.
Uses verbal de-escalation techniques to manage disruptive patient behaviors, in addition to limit-setting and physical restraint application as directed, and functions as a valuable member of the treatment team during a psychiatric code and Code Grey.
Performs clerical functions to support the clinical operations of the unit.
Associate Degree required, Bachelor Degree preferred, in Psychology or related study
Minimum of 2 years experience in a mental health, forensic or addictions setting
CPI, Handle with Care, Aggression Management certification is preferred
Scheduled Days / Hours: Full time night shift; 7:00pm - 7:00am, rotation to other shifts, if needed; including a rotational weekends and holidays schedule.
Education: Graduate of NLN accredited School of Nursing - Bachelor Degree preferred.
License/Certifications/Registration: Current NJ-RN License (Registered Nurse); Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers); certain specialties may require advanced certification (i.e. ACLS, NALS, PALS)