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Registered Nurse - EMPATH, Santa Maria, CA

Organization: Vituity
Category: Nurse
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Date Job Posted: January 5, 2021
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At Vituity, We Combine Knowledge+Humanity

If you want to be part of changing healthcare to better serve patients, you are in the right place. Vituity brings together a committed team of clinicians and business professionals to care for patients with acute medical conditions, making a big difference in the lives of our 6.5 million patients nationwide. If you want to work with a diverse group of people who are tackling some of the healthcare industry’s most challenging situations from the inside, look no further. As a Vitan, you’ll work with health systems and providers nationwide to develop and implement innovative solutions. With nearly 50 years leading change, you’ll join a team of individuals dedicated to our culture of caring.

The Impact You’ll Make

The EMPath RN delivers coordinated clinical nursing care on a Laterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS)-designated outpatient psychiatric receiving unit and crisis stabilization unit. In addition, to providing nursing care to the mental health client whose condition may be unstable and ever changing. The RN for EMPath collaborates with the physician to evaluate for suicidal or homicidal tendencies and inappropriate responses indicating psychosis, anxiety, and/or depression to determine if the patient's condition is severe enough to be admitted to a higher level of care.

As the RN for this unit, you coordinate the plan of care with the patient, their family, and the interdisciplinary team. You will also supervise and responsibly direct the activities of various levels of assigned nursing and ancillary personnel, utilizing both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.

Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborates with doctors and staff to provide exceptional care, assisting during exams, diagnostic testing, and treatments.
  • Provides patient and family education, health, and medication education, treatment, and discharge planning.
  • Conducts accurate clinical assessment, collects, synthesizes, and accurately analyzes patient data from multiple and sometimes conflicting sources to develop the patient's individualized plan of care. Integrates cultural differences in the plan of care.
  • Prepares an effective transfer/discharge plan. Seeks validation of clinical judgment from more experienced clinicians.
  • Completes Behavioral Health Assessments demonstrating basic knowledge of interviewing, diagnostic, organization and writing skills within designated timeframe.
  • Prepares, administers, and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications/treatments in accordance with the policy.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • Oversees direct patient care, performs patient assessments, Behavioral Health assessments, eligibility for 5150 designation, and ensures safety at all times.
  • Maintains nursing supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed supplies; communicating with manager to place supply order.

Education, Experience, Certifications

What You Will Bring

We’d love to hear from candidates with:

Required Experience and Competencies:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of California.
  • 3 years of experience as an RN in an acute adult outpatient or inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Background in psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments.
  • Understanding of and the ability to adhere to the California Nurse Practice Act, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing.
  • Background in psychiatric and medical-surgical illnesses and treatments
  • Demonstrated ability to independently assess, evaluate and interpret clinical information and care planning.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding, knowledge, performance, communication, and documentation of Behavioral Health Assessments, Mental status exams, Suicide Risk Assessments, Psychotropic medications, Insurance authorization/Medical, and Biopsychosocial Assessment.
  • Current RN License in good standing.
  • Successful completion of Assaultive Patient training within 1 month of hire.
  • American Heart Association (AHA)-recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider.

Preferred Talent Assets:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).
  • 3+ years of directly related RN experience in area of specialty.

Vituity Values: #CultureofCaring

When you are a part of Vituity, you embody a Culture of Caring by approaching every human interaction with compassion and heart. With a Servant Leadership philosophy, we focus on what we can accomplish when we put our patients and colleagues first. An Ownership Mentality means you have mutual accountability to drive positive change for Vituity as a whole. Finally, our focus on Innovation enables you to re-imagine healthcare and bring about lasting change.

Each Vitan is expected to demonstrate a commitment to service, values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times in interactions with physicians, patients, visitors and colleagues.

Benefits & Beyond

We care about the whole you! Our best in class competitive benefits package combine to offer opportunities for where you are today and what you may need in the future.

  • Superior health plan options
  • Top Tier 401(k) retirement savings plans that offer a very generous match
  • Outstanding Paid Time Off: Three weeks vacation, Paid holidays, Sabbatical
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Professional and Career Development Program

Apply today to join a community of healthcare professionals committed to a standard of excellence through recruiting and retaining a diverse group of talent. Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our organization at all levels!

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