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Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Nurse - Addiction Medicine, Per Diem, Woodland Hills in Simi Valley, California

Responsible for the delivery of psychiatric nursing care/services to members being treated in the behavioral health service departments. Positions assigned to this classification are characterized by providing interventions that: promote and foster health; assess dysfuntion; assist patients to regain or improve their coping abilities; maximize patient strengths and prevent further disability. These interventions focus on the psychiatric-mental health patient and include: health promotion and health maintenance; monitoring patients and assisting them with self-care activities; monitoring psycho-biological treatment regimens; providing triage decisions and facilitating patient movement into appropriate services.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with pharmacy regarding approved medications.

  • Provides information and education to members in a variety of forums.

  • Documents Services rendered utilizing standard nursing procedures in member chart.

  • Triage phone calls and refer to appropriate staff or community resources.

  • Assist Psychiatrists with coordinating internal and external hospitalizations of members.

  • Performs basic physical assessments of patients including vital signs and monitoring for side effects of psychiatric active medications and referring information to physicians as appropriate.

  • Provides prescribed medications to patients per physicians' orders following appropriate protocol.

  • Utilizes electronic medical record for medication refills.

  • Reviews lab results and refers to physician within protocols and guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Department Administrator and/or Chief of Psychiatry

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of recent (within the last three (3) years) RN Psychiatric experience.

Education

  • Graduate from an accredited Nursing School.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current CA RN License.

Additional Requirements:

  • Psychiatric and chemical dependency knowledge.

  • Able to triage and evaluate various aspects of the psychiatric population.

  • Group leadership skills, excellent verbal & written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Telephone triage experience.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Certificate in Behavioral Health and/or Case Management strongly preferred

Notes:

  • The position available is for RN in Behavioral Health and may require schedules varying from Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 hour earlier or later shifts 7a-7p.

  • Operates as a per diem, on call RN, with assignment in any of our Behavioral Health clinics as needed including WHMC, Erwin St Clinic, Thousand Oaks Clinic, Ventura Clinic or Simi Valley clinic which is in a new next gen, stand-alone Behavioral Health clinic in Simi Valley, serving all ages in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

  • The position hired is a per diem, on-call float position for the Behavioral Health Department, being assigned as needed depending upon operational needs. This includes Behavioral Health Clinics in Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Ventura.

  • Must be flexible in accepting all assignments within the scope of licensure, for this integrated Behavioral Health clinic.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Psychiatric Nurse - Addiction Medicine, Per Diem, Woodland Hills

LOCATION: Simi Valley, California

REQNUMBER: 916207

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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