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University of Utah Health Registered Nurse - Inpatient Medical Psychiatry (5 West), PRN hours in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

5 West is looking for an additional RN to join our dynamic Inpatient Medical Psychiatry team!

This position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

About our Inpatient Medical-Psychiatry unit (5 West):

Inpatient Medical Psychiatry is a very unique unit, ranging from the structure of treatment to the type of experience one can gain from working here. We are the only medical psychiatric unit within the University of Utah Health system, and one of the only available within the Utah valley.

Our patients have a primary psychiatric diagnosis, but often have acute medical comorbidities that need care. Patient conditions, whether medical or psychiatric, change frequently throughout their stay, allowing our staff exposure to a variety of ailments and scenarios. This environment creates many opportunities to grow professionally.

Our nurses develop, improve, and maintain their medical skills while being able to refine their ability to assess and address patients' medical and emotional needs.

Another quality we facilitate on our unit is multidisciplinary teamwork. Everyone from the psychiatrists to the psychiatric technicians is passionate about providing the best care to our patients. This creates a very friendly and respectful work environment, where everyone is valued for their area of expertise and their input into individualized patient care.

We are dedicated to continuing education and keeping up with the most current evidence-based practices. Inpatient Medical Psychiatry is truly unique and an excellent unit to learn a variety of skills, grow professionally, and give back to a very under served population.

Corporate Overview:

The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

It's been a winning 10 years...

University of Utah Health was ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes in 2018 and again in 2019 , and is the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation.

University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center for quality and safety for TEN consecutive years!

In addition to its placement on the top 10 list, U of U Health also ranked 2nd in Vizient’s Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Awards in 2020. This is the fifth year in a row the U has ranked in the top five in this category.

The University of Utah Hospital also received the award for the Best Hospital in Utah in 2018 and 2019!

And according to Becker's Hospital Review, analysis on ranking and award agencies for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction, University of Utah Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 great hospitals in America four years in a row.

In November 2019, the Huntsman Family announced a commitment of $150 million to UNI to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. The institute is expected to become a nationally-recognized leader in research, care, education and community outreach—and a model for other states to follow.

In our 2020 employee engagement survey results:

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  • 99% of our employees were proud to tell people they work here!_

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  • 99% of our employees would recommend us to family and friends who need care!_

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  • 98% of our employees would recommend this as a good place to work!_

These are fantastic statistics on their own, and are more than 30 percentage points higher than the national average. And OUR PEOPLE are the reason for these remarkable figures.

Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety. It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission

Responsibilities

  • Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

  • Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.

  • Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patient's record.

  • Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.

  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient's condition warrants.

  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians' orders.

  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended or alternative shifts.

  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.

  • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.


  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._**

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year of hire.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 40756

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Variable

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH IPC 38W PSYCH ACUTE 5W

Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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