Eastern Maine Healthcare System Psych RN II in Bangor, Maine

Job Summary: The Psychiatric Registered Nurse II is a Psychiatric Nurse who utilizes evidenced based theory, assessments and interventions to promote recovery in patients. This nurse utilizes primary nursing in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to meet the clinical needs of the patients and the unit as a whole. The Psych RN II is able to respond intuitively and with therapeutic purpose to patient needs and to comfortably engage in clinically sound risk taking. This nurse adapts all assessments and interventions based on the uniqueness of the patient by taking into account developmental needs and chronological age. This RN is recognized by others as a leader and provides mentorship to staff. They are adept at negotiating conflict, collaborating with others and applying self-reflection to their practice. Perform any duties and/or responsibilities assigned by Manager or supervisor for which qualified.

Professional Requirements: Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community. Maintains regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, Federal and State. Complies with all organizational policies regarding EMHS's Code of Conduct and ethical business practices. Practices according to the American Nurses Association's Code for Nurses and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Maintains professional affiliations i.e., membership in APNA of ANA of Maine.

Regulatory Requirements: Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse currently licensed in Maine. Must have one year of Psychiatric Nursing and demonstrate competency of Psychiatric Nursing. Must be BLS certified. Associate Degree or higher. Completes Health stream Mandatory Education and safety, workplace violence training on a yearly basis. Attends all mandatory safety related education programs. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals.

Physical Demands: Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.