Clinical RN Specialist - Psychiatric
The Clinical Nurse Specialist - Psychiatric is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of Psychiatric programs, and staff education in the care of patients in need of psychiatric nursing services at admitted to Lifetime Care. This responsibility includes participation in the screening of applicants, orientation, education, and evaluation of specialty nursing staff, when appropriate. Also, the incumbent will ensure that quality patient care is delivered efficiently, and provides clinical nursing leadership in area of specialty to LTC professional staff.
STATUS: Full Time
LOCATION: Rochester, NY
DEPARTMENT: Home Care
SCHEDULE: Day Shift
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and valid NYS registered nursing license required.
• At least 2 years nursing experience as a Professional RN; experience in Certified Home Health Agency; experience as an Psychiatric Nurse
• Specialized clinical experience and skills may be required for certain team positions.
• Must have ability to travel (clean valid NYS Driver License required).
Consultation. Provides consultation to the clinical staff who participates in the delivery of care to patients with needs for psychiatric evaluation and/or treatment.
Policy Development. Participates in the development and maintenance of current operational policies and procedures related to Psychiatric programs.
Education. Assumes major responsibility for development and implementation of orientation, education, and training activities for agency regarding the care of the patients with identified psychiatric needs.
Quality Assurance. Collaborates with the Quality Management staff to design, monitor, and evaluate the continuous quality improvement process in addition to risk management components of the clinical program. Identifies and designs actions plans as indicated in response to data generated from the continuous quality improvement program and clinical observations.
Communication. Act as liaison with the medical community at large regarding LTC Psychiatric Nursing programs.
Direct Care. Perform direct care and documentation for select patients and caregivers that require specialist expertise and meets specified productivity. Participates in the development of multidisciplinary plans of care for individual patients upon request of the team manager and when barriers to access and utilization are detected.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED); NYS DL - valid New York State Driver's License - New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV); BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA)