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NPD Practitioner (Psychiatric Nurse Educator) - 3S Observation/Short Stay - Full Time

Location: Altadena
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Are you ready to be a leader? Do you inspire?Are you ready to be a leader? Do you encourage?A true leader strives to inspire-and at Cedars-Sinai, that's exactly what our Behavioral Nurse Educators do. They have a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities and integrity, and as a result, they play an indispensable role in the success of our organization. They are also part of the foundation for the world-class healthcare provided at Cedars-Sinai. Our people bring an unmatched passion to their craft and it shows in everything they accomplish, including achieving Magnet - designation for an outstanding five times! Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible-for yourself, and for others.As a Behavioral Nurse you will take a leadership role in the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of education programs and projects for patients, personnel and community with an emphasis adult medical patient care.

  • You will work on a peer level with the Clinical Nurse Specialists, NPD Practitioners, and Associate Directors.
  • You will provide mentorship, direction and assistance to the health care team in maintaining and providing optimum quality of nursing care for patients
  • You will assume the role of leader, clinician, researcher, educator, patient care advocate, consultant, inter and interdepartmental liaison, and resource professional.
  • You will maintain competency skills including the ability to deliver care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • You will identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment and, provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental achievements in these patient populations.
  • You will support Dr. Strong efforts and staff debriefing.
  • You will educate staff on behavioral de-escalation and psychopharmacology.
  • You will educate staff on behavioral health diagnosis and possible interventions for each diagnosis.
  • You will support staff during crisis that could cause emotional impact.
  • You will maintain behavioral contracts, provide limit setting, behavior modification plans and aggressive behavior education for staff.
  • You will provide restraint education,
  • You will evaluate and support sitters for behavioral patients.
    Educational Requirements:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree required.
    • Master's degree in Nursing or related field required.License/Certification Requirements:
      • Valid California Registered Nurse license.
      • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required.
      • National Specialty certification required.
      • Psychiatric and/or Mental Health certification highly preferred.Experience:
        • Minimum 3 years of recent acute psychiatric inpatient experience.
        • Expert psychopharmacology knowledge required.
        • Meets specialty specific clinical competencies for assigned area.
          Working Title:NPD Practitioner (Psychiatric Nurse Educator) - 3S Observation/Short Stay - Full Time
          Department:Med Surg 3-S Short Stay
          Business Entity:Nursing
          Job Category:,Nursing,Nursing
          Job Specialty:Nurse Education
          Position Type:Full-time
          Shift Length:8 hour shift
          Shift Type:Day

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Altadena , NPD Practitioner (Psychiatric Nurse Educator) - 3S Observation/Short Stay - Full Time, Healthcare , Altadena, California

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