Home Health VNA

  • Behavioral Health Nurse

    Job Locations US-MA-Lawrence
    Department
    VNA - Peabody (N. Shore area)
    Job ID
    2018-2070
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours (posting)
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours Per Week
    40 (24 negotiable)
    Shift
    Days
    Schedule From:
    8:00 AM
    Schedule To:
    4:30 PM
  • Overview

    Are you looking for an interesting and dynamic position in the growing field of home health care? 

     

    As a Behavioral Health RN/Registered Nurse candidate you will perform comprehensive patient/family assessments of mental status, respond to treatment, and establish an effective plan of care based on this assessment. This position provides nursing services to Psychiatric/Behavioral Health clients and families in the community via a primary care nurse model. 

     

     

    **Offering $2,500 Sign On Bonus**

    Responsibilities

    • Performs on-going comprehensive patient/family assessments which includes patient’s mental status, response to treatment, patient’s ability to care for self (and others), patient’s and family’s coping abilities.
    • Demonstrates appropriateness in involving the patient and the patient’s family in the assessment.
    • Provides supportive/validative psychotherapy crisis intervention.
    • Educates patient and family regarding early signs of relapse.
    • Documents medication education including recommendations, assessments of efficacy and monitoring for side effects.
    • Provides linkages between institutions and community based care.
    • Establishes behavior plans.
    • Promotes therapeutic strategies.
    • Assesses spiritual issues providing community referrals when appropriate.
    • Assesses safety (environmental, physical and mental) and provide appropriate recommendations when deficiencies are identified.
    • Incorporates standardized measures and best practice interventions.
    • Recognizes professional limitations and seeks consultation appropriately.
    • Works cooperatively with Psycho Social Program Manager to implement community Psychiatric/Mental Health program and to provide patient/family services.
    • Keeps current with Psychiatric Nursing Practices.

    Qualifications

    • Active Registered Nurse/RN in MA and NH (or willing to obtain NH license).
    • Recent acute care psychiatric nursing experience desired.
    • BSN preferred. 

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