The Child Psychiatry Acute Care Services is comprised of inpatient hospitalization and a day hospital partial program. The goal is to rapidly stabilize mental health problems and refer to the next level of care. A trauma-sensitive focus, with collaborative problem solving interventions and child-family centered model of care are central to providing excellent patient care. The 4G Child Psychiatry multidisciplinary team provides psychiatric diagnostic assessment, behavioral and emotional stabilization and disposition services to children ages 5-12. This 10-bed unit functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The average length of stay is 3-5 days. The partial day program has a capacity of 8. Nurses are highly experienced in child or adolescent psychiatric mental health acute care facilities. ANCC Specialty certification is preferred.
This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter. Independently provides and coordinates care provided to patients within a clinical specialty. Serves as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both care provided and in participation in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction with service and cost effectiveness at the unit level. Is accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.