***In addition to our competitive wages, we offer a generous shift differential***
As a Psychiatric Nurse, you will be responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services; and sharing shift management responsibility with other staff. Go home every day knowing your efforts helped directly serve your community and neighbors!
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Examine and assess clients upon admission, determine if the client is medically stable in order to provide care within the scope of practice of 24-Hours Services at KMHS.
Obtain admission orders from a physician within one hour of admitting, after obtaining pertinent information and initiating treatment orders.
Communicate with providers, process their orders, and implement them maintaining the highest level of nursing care.
Document client care, medication, and treatment administration. Evaluate, monitor, and document client responses to medication, treatments, progress to mental health goals, and plan of care.
Write and implement a nursing care plan upon admit. Review and/or revise every 24 hours. Collaborate with team (ie: Providers, MHP’s, Shift Supervisors, etc…) to establish and obtain pertinent goals.
Administer medications and treatment in a safe manner in accordance with standardized nursing guidelines Organize medications for administration as directed by the designated providers. Dispose of medications according to KMHS protocol. Count and order medication for clients, maintain house stock, and count and document controlled medications per shift.
Initiate emergency procedures using technical skills and professional judgment and perform appropriate nursing/medical intervention(s).
Obtain provider orders, verify and initiate, including seclusion/restraint orders per WAC 246-337-110.
Train, educate, orient, and mentor new nursing staff, on-call nurses, and nursing students.
Provide nursing care including interpreting laboratory results, responses to medications, vital signs, and ongoing physical assessment every shift.
Delegate the non-nursing tasks to support staff. Coordinate with the shift supervisor for unit safety and other client needs.
Participate in discharge planning, review of treatment goals, assist in client medication educational needs, ordering of discharge medications, etc.
Participate in program activities as a team member, to include but not limited to: leading wellness groups, participating with clients on the milieu, or other interactions as needed.
Complete nursing notes, physician orders, and other documentation necessary, for quality care in an accurate, timely manner. While meeting agency, statutory, regulatory, statistical, and funding requirements.
Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
19+ days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year
An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
Advancement opportunities available within the agency
Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement
WHO WE ARE
The grass really is greener on our side of the water! Come join us on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, where scenic vistas, outdoor activities, and historic towns offer many options for exploration just across Puget Sound from Seattle. Residents enjoy a peaceful, unhurried, affordable lifestyle, along with the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Seattle is a water commute away via “fast ferry” passenger service or the WA State Ferries, and Tacoma is a modest highway drive. To learn more, check out www.visitkitsap.com.
Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization filled with compassionate people doing important work. We’ve been transforming lives and our community since 1978, helping our neighbors with mental and behavioral health challenges to achieve healthy, productive lives. As one of the largest non-profit employers in Kitsap County, our 500+ employees provide a comprehensive range of services to over 6500 children, youth, adults, and families annually.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
NEW GRADS are welcome to apply.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Washington State.
Two years of RN experience preferred but not mandatory.
Two years of experience preferred in mental health.
Experience in a psychiatric environment preferred.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability
Internal Number: 58219
About Kitsap Mental Health Services
Providing Quality Behavioral Healthcare Since 1978
Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and residential behavioral health services for children and their families, adults and older adults.
We know from experience that mental illness is treatable and that people can and do recover and return to full, normal activity. KMHS serves more than 6,500 children, youth, adults and families each year, providing hope, strength and stability when it’s needed most. As a respected leader in the community mental health and substance use disorder field since 1978, we’ve earned a reputation as a vigilant steward of public funds. KMHS employs more than 500 individuals staffing dozens of programs and serving Kitsap residents of all ages and backgrounds.