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    Psychiatric RN- Ephrata PA - Nights-$1908

    Travel/Contract RN/Psyc job in Ephrata, Pennsylvania with Access Healthcare LLC

    Coordinates behavioral health and medical services for an assigned group of clients and supervises unit staff support performance in complia... View job

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    RN Licensed Registered Nurse

    Permanent RN/Psyc job in Topeka, Kansas with FREEDOM BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL

    Highly innovated Behavioral Hospital -Above average salary -Built in overtime -Benefit package -Day and evening shifts -Referral Bonus... View job

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Psychiatric nurses may work in the hospital on the psych units or in community health clinics. The psych unit is a closed unit with visitors and other staff buzzed in. When a patient is admitted to the psychiatric unit, the nurse must inventory all their belongings, and remove anything sharp or anything that can be used as a weapon. Ties to hoodies belts, pens and pencils, and home medications are confiscated and returned when the patient leaves the unit. Patients may be placed on suicide precautions or on "lock down" if they are a danger to themselves or staff. Nurses in this area of nursing have a great deal of interaction with their patients and may have a greater level of autonomy in their nursing practice. Nurses are frequently running therapy groups which include open group, art and family counseling sessions. Patients may earn "privileges" for good behavior and may be permitted outings with family members, telephone use or smoking privileges.

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