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Psychiatric Registered Nurse (NOC)

Company: Orange County Behavioral Health
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Provides nursing care through physical and mental assessments, laboratory testing, treatment plans and therapeutic treatments. Knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral. Performs crisis intervention.



  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of client including, pediatric and adolescent population
  • Ability to perform nursing assessments on all clients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric and adolescent client population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the client and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs thorough client psychiatric interviews.
  • Continuously observes client's behavior, mental status and activities.
  • Formulates and implements client treatment plans; family is included when appropriate.
  • Follows Professional Crisis management procedures accurately when needed.
  • Knowledgeable of medications including psychotropic drugs and their correct administration based on the age of the client and their clinical condition.

    Education and Licensing:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

      Knowledge and Experience:
      • Associates Degree in Nursing
      • Minimum of three (3) years prior experience in patient care services or new graduate with Bachelors Level Education
      • Current CA RN License

        Skills and Abilities:
        • Properly demonstrates the techniques for searching a room; has a good working knowledge of the procedures for room searches, and ensures room searches are conducted on a weekly basis.
        • Follows the unit program and is familiar with the policies and procedures for the unit.
        • Completes annual educational requirements and maintains regulatory requirements.
        • Confers with members of the treatment team for the benefit of the client.
        • Completes documentation in a timely manner, organizes information in a logical manner with entries containing the required information and details. Documentation is legible and is grammatically correct.
        • Accepts feedback in a positive manner and applies it to improve performance and further learning.
        • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
        • Coordinates and supervises client care.
        • Performs client care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for the clients age.
        • Follows all safety procedures; is alert to changing situations and contributes to preventing opportunities for danger to develop.
        • Follows safety procedures in a calm manner and responds quickly when an alarm sounds or a code is announced.
        • Speaks with authority in a calm and clear voice, uses proper selection of words and has knowledge of when and how to use them.
        • Communicates with all customers (family, referral sources, caseworkers, etc) in a professional manner; is service oriented; and is courteous, friendly, and empathetic.
        • Exhibits calm and controlled attitude; does not overreact to allow his/her own actions to further deteriorate the situation.
        • Answers the telephone in a professional manner; directs calls appropriately, and takes messages.
        • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.

          Physical Requirements:

          While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
          • Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
          • Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
          • Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
          • Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
          • Vision: see details of objects at close range.
          • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
          • Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
          • Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
          • Lift up to five (5) pounds.


            Health Insurance

            Vision Insurance

            Dental Insurance

            401k Retirement Plan

            Healthcare Spending Account

            Dependent Care Spending Account

            Life Insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are also available)

            Short and Long-Term Disability (with additional buy-opportunitiesby Jobble

Keywords: Orange County Behavioral Health, Aliso Viejo , Psychiatric Registered Nurse (NOC), Healthcare , Aliso Viejo, California

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