Psychiatric Nurse Job Description

Psychiatric Nurse Job Description

February 20th, 2020

Psychiatric Nurses co-create, administer, and review treatment protocols that look to ameliorate psychiatric difficulties. Ultimately, Psychiatric Nurses endeavor to promote sustainable healing that guards against patients' readmission to tertiary psychiatric institutions.

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We are searching for a sharp-eyed Psychiatric Nurse to tend to inpatient and outpatient psychiatric cases. A Psychiatric Nurse should co-create evidence-based protocols, administer prescribed treatment, and report on prominent deviations in patients' symptomology. You should also restrain otherwise uncontrollable patients to protect them.

To ensure success as a Psychiatric Nurse, you must exercise empathy and resilience. Ultimately, a brilliant Psychiatric Nurse will continuously hone their psychiatric skillset to bolster their service provision.

Psychiatric Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Gauging patients' psychiatric states.
  • Collaborating on psychiatric intervention plans.
  • Administering psychotropic and similar medications.
  • Monitoring adherence to non-medicinal treatment regimens.
  • Removing potentially harmful and triggering environmental features.
  • Restraining, consoling, and sometimes medicating highly unsettled patients.
  • Recording patients' health journeys and reporting on notable alterations.
  • Conducting targeted psychoeducation, particularly within families.

Psychiatric Nurse Requirements:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing, where the latter is preferred.
  • Pertinent state licensure.
  • PMHNP-BC is preferred.
  • Receipt of BLS training.
  • Familiarity with cultural perceptions about psychiatric difficulties.
  • Well-honed triaging, diagnostic, and clinical judgment capacities.
  • Superb interpersonal and collaboration abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Resilience, immense empathy, and resolution.

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