#106645 (RN) Per Diem RN - Senior Behavioral Health
Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020
#106645 (RN) PER DIEM RN - SENIOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Filing Deadline: Tue 11/24/2020
Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered
after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants
will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status
of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.
UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a
prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S.
hospitals. Magnet is the gold standard for nursing excellence and
is based on strengths in five key areas which include
transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary
professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements
and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its
Magnet status since 2011.
The Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBH) is a 14-bed voluntary
inpatient unit for patients 65 years and older with psychiatric
disorders, or for younger patients with confirmed or probable
cognitive disorders. The Unit specializes in caring for older
patients with acute psychiatric illnesses which may be complicated
by co-morbid medical conditions. Older patients may present with
medical problems, complicating their psychiatric problems. Staff is
proficient in providing both psychiatric and medical care.
All patient are followed by both a Board-certified Geriatric
Psychiatrist and a Geriatric Internist. Treatment is
multidisciplinary in approach, and may include pharmacotherapy,
psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions, group therapy,
family/caregiver and patient education, including family meetings,
occupational and physical therapy, and neuropsychological
evaluations. The Unit philosophy is to integrate family members
into treatment and discharge planning as much as possible.
Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and
provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations
based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The
nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA
Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent
judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when
applying to this position.
Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program.
RN license issued by the State of California.
BART or BLS/CPR at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in
six months of hire date.
Must have a minimum of one year of psychiatric RN experience to
include acute care.
Two or more years of recent RN experience in Geriatrics, Med-Surg,
Minimum of one year of psych-geriatric experience.
ANCC certified as a Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse or in
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and
various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San
Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care,
biomedical research, education, and community service. Our
facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye
Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient
clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated
Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county.
We invite you to join our dynamic team!
Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only.
For full consideration on any job, applications must be received
prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended
deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the
extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended
date is reached.
UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity
or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California
nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit
smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.
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