HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Life - FT/Nights 7p-7a in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Parkridge Valley Hospital–Chattanooga, TN

Registered Nurse (RN) – Senior Life

Parkridge Valleyoffers the most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services in the region. With programs available for children, adolescents and adults, services are provided with a variety of treatment options to best accommodate the individual patient- from inpatient care, to partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient care.

Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Campusis a 64 bed facility with 48 acute beds (32 Psych & 16 A&D/Dual Diagnosis) and 16 beds dedicated to our Senior Life Unit. Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent Campus is a 108 bed facility with 84 beds being acute and sub-acute and 24 beds dedicated to our Residential Treatment Center which is a center for children in state custody.

Parkridge Valley is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) – Senior Life .

Responsibilities: * Performs initial and on-going physical and psychosocial assessment according to accepted standards of nursing practice.

  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.

  • Carries out physician orders.

  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.

  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.

  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.

  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed.

  • Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.

  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.

  • Instructs and educates patients and families.

  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.

  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.

  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications: * Graduate of an accredited RN Program

  • Current TN licensure as an RN required

  • Previous inpatient psych experience preferred

  • BLS and CPI Certification obtained/maintained with timeframe required by hospital policy.

  • 1 year nursing experience required.

  • Weekend rotation required.

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Life - FT/Nights 7p-7a

Location: Tennessee-Chattanooga-Parkridge Valley Hospital

Requisition ID: 00584-11850