In this role, you will perform the patient care necessary to implement individual treatment plans under the supervision of the registered nurse. You will participate as an active team member in designated therapeutic groups and community meetings. Additionally, you will assist in maintaining the therapeutic environment of the clinical program and participate in continuous improvement and development of assigned clinical program.
Implements therapeutic programming for assigned population.
Provides direct patient care under supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Carries out procedures under supervision of Registered Nurse including special precautions, Handle with Care skills, seclusion and restraint correctly and safely.
Evaluates coping needs and education needs of the families.
Documents all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis, including all unusual incidents.
Completes documentation for Special Precautions accurately.
Contributes to the organization by actively participating in shared decision making.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry
Candidates with previous hands-on patient care experience are preferred
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital is an 88-bed facility. It has three adult units in addition to a Child and Adolescent Unit. The Adult I unit treats patients with thought disorders. These patients are typically chronically and persistently mentally ill -- for example patients with schizophrenia, catatonia, or bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Our Adult II unit treats patients with addictions as well as a comorbid psychiatric illness, resulting in a population of addicted pregnant women and patients with chronic addiction issues. We also may see young people with new addiction issues and who have become suicidal. Adult III is a mood-disorder unit with a small geriatric component. These patients are higher functioning, but may be depressed or have other mood and anxiety disorders. The Child and Adolescent Unit is one unit, but functions as two based on age; children ages 4-12 and adolescents ages 13-18. We treat patients with a variety of diagnoses, ranging from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and autism, oppositional defiance disorder, to depression and first-break psychosis. Many of our patients have experienced a trauma prior to coming to us.
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