Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Children's Psychiatric Nurse in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Devereux's Advanced Children's Behavioral Health Center (DCBHC), located in Malvern, PA is looking to bring on Per-Diem/PRN Registered Nurse to work in their child and adolescent Acute Care Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital.

DCBHC provides therapeutic services for children and adolescents struggling with Depression, Self-Injurious Behaviors, Suicidal thoughts/attempts, Aggression, Self-Esteem issues, Psychosis, and PDD/Autism Spectrum.

Seeking Individuals with the desire to make a positive impact in the lives of underserved youth!

As a Nurse, responsibilities will include, the following, but not limited to:

  • Assess patients; collects and documents the patients current health status and medical history.

  • Completes and/or reviews Admission Data Record, makes accurate and ongoing assessment of patients status and respond appropriately.

  • Documents patient care to include nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals.

  • Communicates with physicians regarding patient needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations on a daily basis.

  • Collaborates with other nurses and health team members to ensure the patients well being.

  • Performs direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards including: medication administration, observing and documenting patients response to pertinent medications, provides personal patient care designed to meet the patients physiological and psychological needs.

  • Performs indirect patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards including: communicating pertinent information to the appropriate person in a timely manner, giving a thorough, concise report at change of shift, accurately transcribing physician orders, ensuring that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner, and demonstrating correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information.

  • Accepts, follows through and documents in client chart verbal telephone orders from physician.

  • Maintains documentation related to emergency safety interventions, suicide assessments, nursing shift progress notes, lab slips, and related nursing procedures.

  • Participates in and assists with the initial treatment plan and the treatment planning process.

  • Communicates with members of the treatment team information related to the client's medical care and behavior.

COMPANY PROFILE:

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

Keywords: RN, Nurse, Registered Nurse, MH Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Residential Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Child Nurse

Requirements

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Graduate of an approved school of Nursing. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania.**

Experience : Previous Professional experience in a behavioral healthcare setting preferred.**

The IDEAL candidate will...

Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete eight days of new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.**

Physical Requirements:

Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.**

Work Environment:

Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eye wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.**