Sep 20, 2019

Psychiatric Registered Nurse

  • Amedisys
  • Winchester, TN, USA
Full-Time Health Care

Job Description

Job Summary:


Responsible for furnishing comprehensive, skilled, medical, and behavioral health/psychiatric nursing services to all patients in their place of residence.

States

TN  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

Qualifications


1. Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.

2. Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each state’s practice law and regulation. Nurses must legally reside in a NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license. See list of Nurse Licensure Compact States (NLC)


3. A registered nurse must meet one of the following to meet CMS requirements for psychiatric nursing in the home care setting:


a. An RN with a Master’s degree with a specialty in psychiatric or mental health nursing and licensed in the state where practicing. The RN must have nursing experience (recommended within the last three years) in an acute treatment unit in a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric home care, psychiatric partial hospitalization program or other outpatient psychiatric services.

b. An RN with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and licensed in the state where practicing. The RN must have one year of recent nursing experience (recommended within the last three years) in an acute treatment unit in a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric home care, psychiatric partial hospitalization program or other outpatient psychiatric services.


c. An RN with a Diploma or Associate degree in nursing and licensed in the state where practicing.
The RN must have two years of recent nursing experience (recommended within the last three
years) in an acute treatment unit in a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric home care, psychiatric
partial hospitalization program or other outpatient psychiatric services.

4. Must have good verbal and written communication skills and evaluation techniques and demonstrate
knowledge of clinical skills, judgment, current nursing practices and analytical capabilities.

5. Current CPR certification.

6. Must be familiar with Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party payor guidelines.

7. Must have a current driver’s license, agency-required automobile liability insurance, and availability of personal, dependable transportation to conduct home visits.

8. Able to assess patient status and identify requirements relative to age specific needs.

9. Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail; navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.


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