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Registered Nurse - RN - Behavioral Health - 5am to 5:30pm - Kankakee - ILKankakee, Illinois

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Job # 418648 Date posted 11/19/2021

Description

Riverside Medical Center is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Registered Nurse tojoin the team at the behavioral health unit located in Kankakee, IL. We specialize in compassionate behavioral health services, including crisis stabilization for acute mental health and substance use disorders. Our philosophy is built on a psychosocial model of care and follows the core principles of resilience, recovery and restoration.  This position is for a 5am to 5:30pm shift on the Senior Behavioral Health Unit.

We are looking for someone who will have an immediate impact on expanding on our success, growing our services and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of all we touch.

The MHU Registered Nurse, is responsible for assessing the needs of each patient, including the spiritual, emotional, and physiological needs, and managing the nursing care to meet those needs utilizing the nursing process. Once planned, the registered nurse is responsible for assuring that the care is delivered based on established standards and policies in collaboration with other disciplines.

Responsibilities:

• Analyzes the assessment data to determine the patient's nursing diagnoses or patient problems.

• Coordinates care delivery through the utilization of department, organization and community models and resources; critical thinking; interdisciplinary teamwork; patient advocacy; and the unique nurse-patient connection, and identifies and uses available resources to define and implement the plan of care.

• Detects and collects comprehensive data and identifies patterns pertinent to the patient's health and unique situation.

• Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes, based on the patient's individualized situation and anticipated needs.

• Effects changes through engagement, involvement, and participation of peers and colleagues, leading others where they need to be rather than where they want to go (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]).

• Employs strategies, including the art of translation, to promote healthy behaviors for patients and families.

• Enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice through communication, documentation, initiation of change, creativity, innovation, participation ini quality improvement (QI), evidence based practice (EBP), and research processes.

• Evaluates one's own nursing practice in relation to the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and professional practice standards and guidelines.

• Evaluates progress toward effective attainment of patient, family and community goals.

•  Implements the identified plan based on the nursing process, our nursing mission and philosophy, and our organization's mission.

• Mentors others in all aspects of nursing practice.


Qualifications

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing, BSN preferred. As of 1/1/18 must obtain BSN with 4 years of hire or transfer.
  • Psychiatric experience and/or Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.

License or Certification Requirements:

• Current IL RN license

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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