Psychiatry floor/charge nurse Discussion 6

Psychiatry floor/charge nurse Discussion 6

Psychiatry floor/charge nurse Discussion 6

· Provides therapeutic interactions with patients to assist them in identifying sources of anxiety and depression in locked unit

· Coordinates with other nurses and mental health workers to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plan for the patient

· Identifies behavioral problems to make suitable recommendations.

· Provides assistance, suggestions and conducts clinical supervision of patient care during specific shifts.

· Provides psychosocial interventions, behavioral therapy, family therapy and milieu therapy

· Experience with patient screening, transfers, admissions, daily assessments, and discharges as well as medication administration in both routine and emergency situations.

· Manages over 25 incidents of patient violence via use of de escalation techniques, psychotropic medications, and physical restraints.

Thorek Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) Sep 2018- Jan 2020

Medical psychiatry charge Nurse

· Works with unit leadership to identify and minimize barriers to providing coordinated care

· Provides leadership in the daily operations of a unit

· Provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession

· Maintains clinical expertise by providing direct patient care, acting as a charge nurse and serving as clinical resource

· Addresses issues related to Intensity of Service and Severity of Illness to confirm medical necessity for admission and continued stay in conjunction with the centralized Medicare Admission Review Department

· Collaborates with the healthcare team including, but not limited to: Attending/Specialty Physicians, Social Worker, Pharmacist, Admission Notification, Medicare Admission Review and Nursing to ensure the progression of an effective treatment plan and smooth clinical transition in care

· Provides services for individual patients and on identified patient care areas to facilitate optimal patient outcomes

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital (Chicago, IL) Nov 2016-Present psychiatric Charge Nurse & Detox Nurse

· Responsible for providing safe and therapeutic care to children ages 4 to 17 in a psychiatric inpatient setting, working with individuals that have severe mental health and behavioral difficulties

· Responsible for providing safe and therapeutic care for Adults in a psychiatric inpatient setting and detox unit.

· Oversee milieu activity, leading nursing and clinical staff in order to have structured treatment on daily basis.

· Specialized in non-violent crisis intervention through verbal and behavioral de-escalation techniques.

· Administered medication, maintaining medication management and provided PRN crisis intervention compliant with doctor’s orders and hospital policy.

· Complete nursing documentation including assessments, medication administration, treatment plans, discharge summary, and follow-up care, etc.

· Conducted nursing groups, providing psycho-education and health education to patients

· Built therapeutic rapport with patients and family, assisting in holistic care.

· Ensured HIPPAA compliance

University College Hospital (Ibadan, Nigeria) Jun 2014-Oct 2016

Emergency Room Nurse

· Active medical team member in a fast paced environment, providing emergency treatment and support in order to stabilize patients in crisis situations.

· Monitored patient conditions and assessed status by obtaining all vital signs and consistent observations.

· Provided direct patient care in preparing individuals for medical procedures, transferring patients, facilitating successful discharges.

· Educated patients in order to ensure stability upon discharge such as wound irrigation and dressing, medication management, etc.

Outreach Children Hospital (Lagos, Nigeria) Aug 2010-May 2016

Medical / NICU Charge Nurse

· Worked as a team to provide primary care for neonatal and pediatric patients ages 0 to 18, in medical setting.

· Completing a wide range of services including wellness visits, routine health exams, illness treatment, injuries and life-threatening conditions.

· Administered pharmacological and non-pharmacological medicines to patients, providing education in medication management.

· Responsible for primary care, case management, and medication management.

· Empathically interacted with patients and families, ensuring comfort and quality medical care.

EDUCATION

Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

· Masters and psychiatry mental health pract March 2019 – current

Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) April 2017-July 2018

· Graduated with Bachelor Degree in Nursing

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