Staff Nurse - APS
Employment Type: Full-Time
SUMMARYHCMC has a current casual, non benefit earning opening for a Staff Nurse in Acute Psychiatric Services (APS).Casual nurses are nurses who have no regular appointed scheduled hours (no assigned FTE). Casual nurses must make themselves available to work a minimum of two (2) open 8 hour minimum length shifts per four (4)-week scheduling period at straight time, a minimum of one shift must be a weekend shift. Casual nurses must also make themselves available to work two (2) of the following holiday shifts (per calendar year:, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. A minimum of one of the holidays must be a winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's).RESPONSIBILITIESWithin the context of the Hennepin County Medical Center 'Centered Around You' Patient & Family Centered Care practice model, and under general supervision, the registered nurse provides and coordinates nursing care by:* Protecting, promoting wellness and optimizing health* Triaging patients by assessing severity of symptoms and referral to appropriate setting or level of care* Alleviating suffering through nursing interventions and prescribed treatments* Partnering with the patient, their family and significant others* Documenting interventions and an individualized plan of care* Educating patient on their disease process* Assuring continuity of care* Educating patient and family in preventative care which promotes health and well beingQUALIFICATIONSMinimum Qualifications:* 1 year of recent professional nursing (RN) experience in an Inpatient Psychiatry and/or Emergency Psychiatric setting* Graduation from an accredited school of nursing* Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of MinnesotaPreferred Qualifications:* Certification in area of clinical specialty* BSN Preferred. Bachelor of Nursing degree is strongly encouraged. Advancement in academic education will be discussed as part of individual professional development during the annual performance review.