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Amergis $65/hour RN Psychiatric Contract in Independence, Iowa

The Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) Registered Nurse,requires a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological expertise.PMH nurses promote well-being through prevention and education, in addition tothe assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance usedisorders. The nurse demonstratesability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner anddemonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination ofpatient care. The PMH RN works in avariety of settings and provides comprehensive care to individuals, families,and communities when applicable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement andevaluate patient care in a psychiatric facility setting

  • Partners with individuals to achieve their recovery goals

  • Provides health promotion and maintenance

  • Conducts intake screening, evaluation, and triage

  • Provides case management

  • Teaches self-care activities

  • Administers and monitors psychobiological treatment regimens

  • Practices crisis intervention and stabilization

  • Engages in psychiatric rehabilitation and intervention

  • Educates patients, families, and communities

  • Coordinates care within interdisciplinary teams

  • Evaluates signs and symptoms indicating physiologic andpsychosocial changes in the patient’s condition

  • Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient carerequirements

  • Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic patientenvironment

  • Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes inpsychiatric and medical plan of care, and effective/ineffective nursinginterventions

  • Has strong awareness and understanding of suicideprevention

  • Understands community resources and outpatient programs formental health and substance use disorders

  • Adheres to Facility/Client procedures and protocols at alltimes

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure in-state practicing

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency programwhen applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

    Benefits

At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.