Clinical Nurse RN - Mental Health Unit - Escondido, California -

Permanent Nursing Job in
Escondido , California, 92029

  • Employer: Palomar Health
  • Profession: Registered Nurse
  • Specialty: Psychiatry

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Nurses on this 18 bed inpatient unit are primarily responsible for the delivery of coordinated, clinical nursing care for adult and geriatric patients on a Laterman- Petris-Short Act (LPS) designated inpatient psychiatric unit and for the day-to-day management of the related clinical activities.

This role will independently coordinate the plan of care with the client, the family, and the interdisciplinary team and is expected to be competent to perform as Team Leader and Charge Nurse, oversee unit flow, operations, and work standards, provide and oversee direct patient care, perform patient assessments, administer medications, eligible for 5150 designation and responsible to insure safety at all times.

Our ideal candidate is knowledgeable in and competent in providing and modeling educational group/individual/milieu therapy for the general psychiatric population as well as the structured treatment program for the military population with PTSD and subsequent Substance Abuse. Background and knowledge of psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments required, background and knowledge of the military, knowledge in and experience with PTSD treatment, knowledge and experience with Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis treatment preferred. Other duties include: Admissions, discharges, intakes, crisis calls, legal (Certification and Riese) mental health hearings, patient assignments, acuities, patient rounding, Physician rounding, case management, discharge planning, patient education, Treatment Planning, Behavioral Health assessments in ED and medical floors, insure throughput from E.D. and acute care areas, interface with physicians, military base personnel and providers, community, families, as well as other external community resources and internal customers.

Must work well as a team-member and have excellent verbal and written skills. Understands and adheres to the California Nurse Practice Act, The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing. The Registered Nurse shall be responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts and mobilization and shall participate as needed in patient handling.

Job Requirements

-- Active CA RN License
-- 2 years of experience as RN in acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit
-- Crisis Prevention and 5150 designation within 6 months of hire


Escondido, California , 92029

Employment Type



Palomar Health

Date Posted

Oct 2nd, 2018

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