Prime Healthcare

Staff RN

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-Chula Vista
Position Type
Full Time


Registered nurses (RNs) perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients about mental and medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients' and/or family members, running therapeutic groups, psychiatric crisis intervention, seclusion and restraint of patients. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help to perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illness or injury, diet and exercise programs, and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. Other related duties.


  • Recognizes signs of abuse and reports appropriately to the hospital social worker and/or Child Protective Services. Familiar with the EMTALA Regulations.
  • A Registered Nurse shall be responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts, mobilization, and shall participate as needed in patient handling.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1)
  • Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Uses professional judgment and clinical assessment in safe patient handling that are consistent with Safe Patient Handling policies.
  • Assures effective unit operations by prioritizing patient care, problem solving and fostering collaborative working relationships.
  • Collaborates with physicians and the interdisciplinary team daily to assist with planning, implementation, evaluation and revision of the Plan of Care for each patient. The Plan of Care is discussed with and developed as a result of coordination with the patient/family/significant others, when appropriate.
  • Responsible for direct data collection and data assessment of the patient’s condition. Supervises indirect data collection of assigned personnel.
  • Responsible for the comprehensive initial assessment and ongoing reassessment of the patient’s condition, stability and determination of nursing diagnosis.
  • Collaborates with Therapists/Social Workers to provide optimal and efficient case management by actively participating in case management discussions.
  • Collaborates with Admissions Coordinator and interdisciplinary team across other departments as necessary to coordinate and expedite admissions, transfers and discharges to provide for efficient patient flow.
  • Completes medication reconciliation and assists with follow-through with medication orders/refills.
  • Collaborates with attending Psychiatrist and PCP’s.
  • Administers injectable medications and conducts blood draws as indicated.
  • Notifies Program Director immediately of significant problems or unusual incidents and when appropriate takes action to intervene.
  • Communicate follow-up to Coordinator.
  • Monitors attendance (including tardiness) and documents/communicates to Director.
  • When assigned or necessary to provide patient care, performs according to clinical requirements of the RN.
  • Assesses and recognizes the effects and side effects of medications.
  • Follows established procedures for safe medication administration.
  • Functions as an advocate in supporting patients’ rights within the health care system.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required.


Education and Work Experience

  1. Must have current and valid State license as a Registered Nurse.
  2. BLS upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws and practice standards.
  4. Working knowledge of interdisciplinary treatment team process, behavioral health programming and daily nursing functions for inpatient and outpatient behavioral health units.
  5. Working knowledge of the continuum of care for behavioral health care.
  6. Behavioral Violence Prevention within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually

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