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Psychiatric Nurses monitor the medication and treatment of patients diagnosed with mental illnesses, distresses, or disabilities. Example resumes of Psychiatric Nurses reflect such skills as performing admission assessments and discharges on psychiatric patients, administering medications and treatments, and participating in crisis interventions. An associate's degree in nursing may be adequate as an educational background for applicants interested in becoming Psychiatric Nurses, though may be more beneficial if they can show a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in psychiatric and mental health nursing, on their resumes.

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1

Psychiatric Nurse

Supervised up to 10 staff on a 35-bed adult unit of a psychiatric facility, specializing in rapid stabilizing and crisis interventions.

  • Provided direct quality care to patients including daily monitoring, recording, and evaluating psychiatric medical conditions of up to 20 patients per day.
  • Lead and trained newly staff registered nurses on unit routine, hospital protocol, and direct patient care, and duties within the unit.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks, earning the respect of physicians and coworkers for calm, levelheaded and quick thinking to restore the safety and security of patients and staff.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for patients with broad range of mental health issues.
  • Ensured that doctors' orders were effectively carried out, including testing, medical procedures, consultations and stat orders for restraint.
Candidate Info
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
2

Psychiatric Nurse Shift Supervisor

Training and Supervision of nursing staff and mental health program specialists.

  • Ensured quality care and monitoring of adult psychiatric patients on two units.
  • Audited compliance for patient labwork.
  • Monitored medication records for accuracy's and completed monthly renewals.
  • Provided information to infection control Dept. for compliance.
  • Implemented and assured policies and procedures completed as written.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AAS
Nursing
BS
Nursing
BS
Nursing
3

Psychiatric Nurse Manager Ii

Responsible for supervising and managing the inpatient Admission Unit and Office on a 24-hour basis

  • Responsible for emergency assessment of persons seeking treatment for psychiatric or substance abuse illnesses
  • Provided treatment for existing and emergency health conditions both medical and psychiatric
  • Assessed clients for medical appropriateness for admission and/or recommendations for out-patient treatment options
  • Consulted with Psychiatrist on Duty for orders when clients medical status changed or situation presented to make referrals to more appropriate level of care was required
  • Administered medication/treatments and documented administration with reaction in clients clinical charts. Observed, recorded and initiated appropriate action to medication and therapeutic procedures
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
20
years
at this job
4

Director of Healthcare Services Clinic/psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Directed, assessed and evaluated the medical and psychiatric care for all the clients residing within a 45-bed acute child and adolescent residential facility.

  • Performed physical assessments, triage and diagnosed urgent care needs for all residents.
  • Provided direct care and collaborated with psychiatrist and pediatrician.
  • Monitored all primary care needs for clients including immunizations, vision/hearing, dental and coordinated access to appropriate providers.
  • Provided individual and family therapy to caseload of clients.
  • Provided direct management of clinic staff of four and provide clinical supervision for employees and graduate students.
  • Provided in-services to all clinical staff on differing topics including: regulatory compliance, psychopharmacology, physical restraint, and psychopathology.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nursing
Msn
5

Psychiatric Nurse

As a member of mental health team

  • Provide direct psychiatric care to inmates. Assist with appointment lines, medication reviews, and responding to psychiatric emergencies.
  • Educated nursing staff in monitoring of patients in withdrawal
  • Developed policy and procedures for program
  • Participated in out-reach to community and school in education of substance abuse
Candidate Info
52
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
6

Psychiatric Nurse

Performed basic assessments of the patients nursing care needs.

  • Documented observations of patient's behavior and status to the administered
  • Provided therapeutic interactions with patient to assist them in identifying sources of anxiety.
  • Administered medications and treatments ordered by a physician.
  • Identified behavioral problems to make suitable recommendations.
  • Acted in accordance with facility policy and appropriate nursing standard of care.
  • Maintained the therapeutic milieu using acceptable standards.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
A A S
7

Psychiatric Nurse

Provided community based psychiatric rehabilitation nursing services to adults diagnosed with a major mental illness

  • Founded and chaired Utilization Review Committee
  • Member of Quality Assurance Team
  • Senior staff leader responsible for in-service education concerning wellness, disease management and medication management in accordance with state guidelines
  • Conducted psychiatric and physical assessments on all new clients
  • Performed quarterly assessments for all current clients to ensure continued effectiveness of treatment plan
  • Designed, planned, and conducted wellness education for all clients
  • Designed, planned, and conducted self-esteem and empowerment groups for clients
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
MS
Nursing
8

Psychiatric Nurse

Charge Nurse of Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.

  • Planned and conducted group therapy.
  • Managed over 25 incidents of patient violence via use of deescalation techniques, psychotropic medications, and physical restraints.
  • Contributed to quarterly Hospital Newsletter by writing original articles.
  • Administered PO and IM psychotropic medication as scheduled and as needed while monitoring patients for side effects.
  • Triaged and managed acutely psychotic patients in the Psychiatric Emergency Room.
  • Performed phlebotomy services, urine sampling, blood glucose testing and diabetes management.
  • Used Nursing judgment to determine proper board rates for reviewed foster child case files.
  • Requested appropriate consults to determine whether given board rate is appropriate for the child's specific needs.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Nursing
9

Psychiatric Nurse

Performed basic assessment of the patient's nursing care needs.

  • Documented observations of patient behavior and status to the administered plan.
  • Provided therapeutic interactions with patients to assist them while in crisis.
  • Administered medications and treatments as ordered by a physician.
  • Planned and tutored basic health teaching to assist patients' in meeting their needs.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BA
Bachelor of Arts
10

Psychiatric Nurse

Cared for patients in a 22-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit and geriatric psychiatric unit as needed

  • Applied both psychiatric and medical nursing skills to effectively multi-task and stay organized
  • Collaborated with staff to form a plan of care based off clinical information and patient observations
  • Explained details of mental illness and psychotropic medications to patients and family members
  • Exercised effective judgment and medical training when handling psychiatric and medical emergencies
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science

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