Registered Nurse (RN) - Supplemental - GeroPsychiatric
The Division of Adult Psychiatry is uniquely positioned to offer a range of services with a continuum of care that consists of two acute inpatient units (11 West and 12 West), a Behavioral Health (Adult/Gero) Partial Hospitalization program. The prevailing philosophy throughout the adult continuum of care is to provide excellent care at the most appropriate level. The team members consist of psychiatrists, registered nurses, mental health associates, clinical social workers, psychiatric occupational therapists, and students from various disciplines (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy and social work). The Registered Nurse role is considered the minimum role for all nurses at UMMC who have greater than 12 months experience. This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter. Independently provides and coordinates care provided to patients within a clinical specialty. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both care provided and in participation in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness at the unit level. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.