The RN in our Outpatient Psych clinic is part of a supportive team. This role will serve as one of the primary resources during crises to support the team. Provides coaching to patients/ family members on the use of psychiatric medications, acts as a resource and support for the patient and family, helps to manage prescribers and refills, prior authorizations prompting for provider follow-up, and other duties as assigned.
As an integral member of the Health Care Team, the RN functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by the State, the ANA Scope and Standards for Pediatric Nursing Practice, and adheres to Seattle Children's policies/procedures and guidelines of care. Responsible for providing safe, family centered patient care. Using the Nursing Care Process, the RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in a collaborative method with the patient and patient's family, significant others, and members of the health care team. May be required to provide supervision and delegation of tasks to Nurse Technicians, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Medical Assistants, and others as defined by the State Administrative Code. Assists in meeting Seattle Children's strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI), ART, etc.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
- Minimum two (2) years of recent RN experience
- Current Psych Nursing experience
- Current Washington State RN License.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
- Current nursing experience caring for kids on psychiatric medications.
- Current pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit nursing experience.
- Current Psychiatric & Mental Health certification