Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in
accordance with the established policies and procedures of the
facility. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Completes admitting and shift assessments on assigned patients
including behaviors; accurately and within time-frame set in policy
Utilizes critical thinking skills and judgement to analyze patient
assessment data and notify physician of changes in condition.
Participates in the development, review and evaluation of
multidisciplinary treatment plans as per policies and
Documents all nursing care given and adheres to nursing standards
and ministry policies and procedures.
Consistently and accurately implements and records physicians
Assesses and monitors patients and environment for safety within
Serves as a clinical resource and supervises care delivered by
LPN's and techs.
Educates patients and families based on assessed needs and
documents education provided in the Electronic Health Record.
Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific
knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing
care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and
clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of
As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing
standards defined in the professional practice model. - Uses the
ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the
current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and
our patient populations.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing
No experience required
Constant use of speech to share information through oral
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25
Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20
inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and
Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish
body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting,
gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Rare crawling and running.
Keywords: SSM Health, St. Louis , RN-Geriatric Psychiatry, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri
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