The Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit is a specialized, secure unit within the emergency department performing assessments, stabilization and dispositions to patients in acute mental health crisis. Patients of all ages are assessed by highly skilled RNs in collaboration with Mental Health Consultants to determine treatment needs. Patients ca be admitted for inpatient treatment of referred to an outpatient provider. The PES sees approximately 450 patients per month.
Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care.
Assists physicians during examinations and procedures.
Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse.
Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
An Associate Degree from an accredited school of Nursing
Current Pennsylvania RN licensure
Current BLS Certification
Previous RN experience, preferred
Internal Number: 2019-23912
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