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/Adult Protective Services. Familiar with the EMTALA Regulations.
  • Assures effective unit operations by prioritizing patient care, problem solving and fostering collaborative working relationships.
  • Responsible for direct data collection and data assessment of the patient’s condition. Supervises indirect data collection of assigned personnel.
  • 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 Primary Care Physicians.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic dynamics of group interaction; facilitates in a variety of goal-oriented group settings such as: psychotherapy, re-motivation, social skills, activity, recreational, role-playing and relaxation, participates in client/family counseling and therapy, provides opportunities for clients to practice new behavior
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required.


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


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law:


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