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Providence Health & Services RN - Outpatient Behavioral Health in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) - Outpatient Behavioral Health (0.0 FTE/Night Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro in San Pedro, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain patient confidentiality according to state and federal regulations, code of conduct standards of Little Company of Mary Health Services and the department

  • Assist with or monitoring emergency measure for sudden or adverse development in patients condition, obtaining immediate assistance while maintain patient accountability

  • Assess patient's current physical, social, emotional and economic status and past medical history on admission, and completing data base according to Peninsula Recovery Center Policy & Procedure

  • Initiate care plan within established Peninsula Recovery Center Policy & Procedure time frames,According to Peninsula Recovery Center Policy & Procedure assessing patients medical, physical status daily

  • Formulate a nursing diagnosis, setting goals and prescribing appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals. Modifying care plan daily to meet patient needs and conditions. Example: create problem list and write corresponding treatment and/or discharge plans within 48 hour.

  • Plan the patient care by determinating patient care assignments based on acuities, patient's needs and team members' ability, competence and legal limitations

  • Implement the plan of care by performing direct care using technical knowledge and skills, including medication administration and coordinating consultations when necessary

  • Evaluate plans of care are least every 24 hours, modifying and adjusting plan as indicated by patient needs

  • Demonstrate knowledge and practicing aspect technique, universal precautions and infection control principles at all times in the performance of patient care

  • Conduct patient education groups or individual patient education as assigned by supervisor or based upon department needs

  • Maintain a clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff according to Policy &.Procedures (Little Company of Mary Health Services and Peninsula Recovery Center)

  • Perform utilization review function when U.R. Nurse is not available to speak to an Insurance Company

  • Documentation / Information Management:Documentation / Information Management:

  • Communicate information:

  • Give a thorough, concise patient report and controlled substance account(s) at change of shift

  • Communicated appropriate information to unit change person prior to end of shift

  • Demonstrate neatness and legibility in medical records and all departmental records and accurately transcribes physician orders at all times in accordance to nursing policy and procedures manual

  • Use Meditech computer accurately according to Meditech Policies (see Information Systems Policy Manual)

  • Record patient data and progress each shift for all detoxification patients and daily for all other patients

  • Apply nursing process in developing patient treatment plans according to department policy and procedures manual

  • Complete all required documentation regarding all incidents or injuries in accordance with policy and procedure manual

  • Must maintain patient confidentiality at all times. Failure to do so is a violation of department, hospital and human resources policy and will result in disciplinary action including and up to discharge

  • Development:

  • Complete mandatory continuing education requirements (30 CEU's per 2 year period) for re-licensure on own initiative and demonstrates interest in personal growth through attendance of workshops and seminars and /or review of literature in the nurse aspect of the chemical addiction treatment field

  • Attend 50 percent of quarterly in house administrative, team building and educational work shops

  • As updates are received (all Policy and Procedure) immediately review and seek clarification where needed, becoming knowledgeable about changes and communicating the same to required staff

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Actively participate in the performance improvement program as designed by the Coordinator of the PIP program

  • Budgetary:

  • Charge equipment, supplies and medication for patients and correctly initiate and discontinue all daily charges

  • Budget time/nursing duties to complete job according to employee status (full time and per diem)


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate from an approved school of nursing or psychiatric technician program

  • Current active California R.N., L.V.N. or L.P.T. license

  • Comprehensive communication skills, verbal and writte.

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position

  • Meets proficiency standards of performance as established by San Pedro Peninsula Hospital nursing standards

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationships with patients, families, visitors, hospital staff and co-workers

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Night

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 260780