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RN Registered Nurse II 3 West Psych Nursing Mercy Health PRN

Job ID: 4671473
Updated: December 5, 2018
Geographic Location: Lorain
Department: 3 West Psych Nursing
Full/Part Time: PRN
Shift: All
Standard Hours: 0

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse provides care within the scope of the Ohio/Kentucky Nurse Practice Act. The Registered Nurse is accountable for the delivery of nursing care utilizing the nursing process, evidence-based standards, policies, procedures and guidelines of the organization. The Registered Nurse will incorporate the American Nursing Association Code of Ethics for Nurses in daily practice.



Assessment: Collect and record a nursing assessment of the health status of the behavioral health patient.

Collect and record objective and subjective data and communicate as appropriate to the other members of the healthcare team.

Modify the assessment as the patient’s condition/status changes.

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan.


Analysis: Analyze the assessment data and establish, accept or modify a nursing diagnosis to be used as a basis for nursing interventions.


Planning: Develop, maintain or modify the nursing component of the plan of care and;

Communicate the nursing component of the plan of care and all modifications to the plan to all appropriate members of the treatment team.


Implementation: Executing the current treatment regimen as prescribed by the Physician, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Practitioner.

Providing direct nursing care commensurate with education, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the registered nurse.

Collaborating with other nurses and members of the treatment team.

Delegating nursing tasks as approved by the Ohio/Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Complete 15-minute safety checks on the units.


Evaluation: Evaluate the patient’s response to the nursing interventions.

Document and communicate the patient response to nursing interventions to the appropriate members of the healthcare team.             


The registered Nurse systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of the nursing process.

Direct supervision of assigned personnel.

Facilitate group, nursing and psycho-educational. Co-facilitate process groups.

Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reports to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or policies.


Demonstrates ethical, sound professional practices and personal accountability. Acts in alignment with the mission and core values of Mercy Health.

Holds others accountable to standards of performance, directly supervises the clinical work of those coworkers assigned on their team.

Displays a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, be curious about business and the health care services industry. 

Participates in the supervision of clinical interns or students and/or volunteers, utilizing orientation, observation, record reviews, feedback and evaluations as required.


Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who behave inappropriately or who are having coping difficulty, utilizing effective non-abusive crisis prevention/intervention techniques. 

Treats patients and families with empathy and respect. Other Duties as assigned.

Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (requires both flexibility and setting limits).


Qualifications - Minimum


Require Minimum Education:

2 year Associates Degree

Specialty/Major: Nursing


Preferred Education:

4 year Bachelors Degree

Specialty/Major: BSN preferred



Required: Current unencumbered applicable state license required. Basic Life Support Certification required. All full-time and part-time incumbents must obtain ANCC Psychiatric Nursing Certification with 1 year of hire. PRN not required to carry certification.


Preferred: New Graduate Nurses must sit for certification exam within 3 years of hire.



Minimum of two years’ experience as a registered nurse in psychiatric acute care setting desired. Experience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred.


De-escalation training required within 90 days of hire.


Group Treatment experience desired, but not required.



Hours per pay period: 0

Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm and 7:00pm to 7:00am


Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Contingent


Equal Employment Opportunity

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