County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Psychiatric Nurse

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on February 2, 2019

Psychiatric Nurse - Regular & Extra-Help

$6,751 - $8,207/Month

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of training and experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an accredited school of nursing would provide such opportunity.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of professional psychiatric nursing experience working with mentally and emotionally disturbed patients would provide such opportunity.

License: Possession of a current California license as a Registered Nurse. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position may be required for some assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of: principles, techniques and trends of mental health with particular reference to normal and disordered behaviors, human development, motivation, personality, learning, individual differences, adaption, and social interaction; modern methods, techniques and procedures used in general and professional psychiatric nursing; medical and psychiatric terminology, hospital routine, procedures, equipment and facilities; the uses of medical and psychiatric terminology, hospital routine, procedures, equipment and facilities.

Knowledge of: the uses and affects of medicines and narcotics; laws governing treatment of involuntary patients; rehabilitation and counseling techniques; and skill in observing and recording patient behavior; the principles and techniques of psychiatric and social assessment and evaluation; the methods and techniques of physical and chemical restraints; community agencies, resources and services. Ability to: provide effective psychiatric nursing care to mentally ill and emotionally disturbed patients; exercise patience and judgement in recognizing symptoms indicative of adverse patient reactions; follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in exact detail; develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of mentally and emotionally disturbed patients; deal effectively with emergency situations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other departmental staff and representatives of other agencies; administer treatment plans and medicines and narcotics as prescribed; deal with patients and their families sympathetically and tactfully; prepare, interpret and maintain accurate nursing records and reports; apply a reasonable degree of exertion occasionally in restraining overactive patients; stand and walk for long periods, to work under psychological and physical strain and to lift or move heavy objects on a regular basis.

 

EOE