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Emory Healthcare/Emory University RN, Inpatient Psych., PRN in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital and Emory Johns Creek.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

Wesley Woods is a 42 bed inpatient psych facility divided into two units. Unit A has psychiatric patients that are acutely ill such as schizophrenia and Bipolar disorders. Unit B has patients that have mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. The nurse patient ratio is 1:6.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

The shift for this position is 7a-7p (2 shifts per month).

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Is a capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.

  • Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research, and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.

  • Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.

  • Serves as a resource to lesser experienced nurses and to support staff.

  • Under general supervision, demonstrates a thorough knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy, clinical pathways/care maps, team dynamics, and hospital systems.

  • Prioritizes nursing interventions for assigned group of patients.

  • Identifies complex patient problems related to symptoms, behavioral changes, abnormal diagnostic data and learning needs.

  • Ensures continuity of care.

  • Coordinates diagnostic procedures.

  • Anticipates potential patient crises through continual evaluation of patient outcomes.

  • May participate in quality improvement efforts.

  • Serves as a resource for other registered nurses and support staff.

  • May function in the Charge Nurse role and make patient care assignments.

  • Thoroughly documents all aspects of patient care, following established charting procedures.

  • Participates in unit orientation of new staff and may serve as a preceptor.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 24 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years.

  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.

  • BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

(Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department WW IP Psych Nursing

Job Type PRN / Registry

Job Number 80582

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 7a-7:30p

Standard Hours 4 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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