Travel Nurse Kern Medical Bakersfield CA Inpatient psych unit
I work in the inpatient psych unit. I perform the nursing process through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care for patients. I care for patients experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideations, and for patients having psychotic symptoms requiring an extended hospital stay. Some patients are voluntary while others are on legal holds. I participate in patient rounds and conferences with the attending Physician and or family members. I use therapeutic techniques to attempt deescalate patients in behavioral crisis, coordinate with staff and supervisors when physical intervention is needed.