PsychiatricNursesspecificallycareforpatientsof all ageswhosufferfromany type of mental illnessor mental distress. Theyprovidecaretoindividualswhohaveacuteandchronic mental disorders, such asschizophrenia, depression, dementiaorpsychoses. Moreover, PsychiatricNursescanworkwithpatientswhoarevictimsofphysicalor sexual abuse.
- Graduation from an accredited program of nursing and possession of a valid and current license issued.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license
- Work experience or an internship in a mental health or advanced education in psychiatric
- Good understanding of the theories of mental health and illness
- Excellent teamwork skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop interpersonal therapeutic relationships with psychiatric patients.
- Keep patient’s morale up by providing a positive therapeutic relationship
- Help build patient’s confidence
- Build relationships with, reassuring, listening and talking to patients
- Educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans.
- Keep accurate written charts and records of patient activities and progress.
- Comply with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures.
- Use professional judgment to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with patients in crisis.