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Top 46 Mental Health Nurse Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Mental Health Nurse. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Mental Health Nurse resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.7% of Mental Health Nurse resumes contained Mental Health Services as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Mental Health Nurse actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Mental Health Nurse

1. Mental Health Services
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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided medication teaching and educational support to clients receiving outpatient mental health services.
  • Supervised 13 civilian and military Registered Nurses, and 39 military personnel providing mental health services to 1,000 patients annually.
  • Served as a Charge Nurse for mental health services and counseling on a 24/7 basis.
  • Provided clinical assessments and mental health services to mental health inmates on housing units.
  • Deliver primary mental health care services to clients seeking mental health services.
  • provided Mental Health services to personnel in prison like environment.
  • employed by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, providing Mental Health services at Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center.

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2. Treatment Plans
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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Develop treatment plans, prescribe medications, order and interpret laboratory results, with collaborating physician.
  • Evaluated patient progress and modified treatment plans accordingly.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to ensure all aspects of the patient's needs are addressed in treatment plans and discharge plans.
  • Document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes.
  • Developed and implemented mental health treatment plans with the assistance of the mental health therapist, to ensure quality of care.
  • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Maintain written records, including Nursing Care Plans, treatment plans, progress notes, medications and case records.
  • Determine nature and extent of mental health disorders and formulate treatment plans for patients of all ages.
  • Developed comprehensive outline of care, updates master treatment plans, special programs, and problem sheets.
  • Created Treatment Plans with clients, Ordered and interpreted labs and diagnostic exams.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Develop or assist others in development of care and treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Developed effective treatment plans based on patient needs.
  • Complete essential diagnostic testing & initiate treatment plans.
  • Guided patients in understanding illness and treatment plans.
  • Developed treatment plans as per patient need.
  • Established treatment plans and evaluated multiple sources of data.
  • Initiate treatment plans after conduting intial psychiatric evaluation.

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3. Patient Care
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Here's how Patient Care is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Implement interventions according to nursing policy * Document patient care information accurately and appropriately.
  • Performed initial assessment, initiated plan of care and document ongoing direct patient care on daily progress notes.
  • Provided direct patient care, make assignments for co-workers, and conduct groups with trained Social Workers.
  • Served as a patient advocate and liaison in the delivery of effective and holistic patient care.
  • Provide direct patient care, guidance and positive role modeling to confused demented patients.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Communicate with physicians and other hospital staff to coordinate patient care and discharge planning.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.
  • Coordinated case management and patient care with nursing and social work team.
  • Collaborated with residents, families, and physicians regarding patient care.
  • Maintain clean, safe, and educational patient care environment.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Specialized in crisis patient care and detoxification of drugs.
  • Developed new Physician ECT orders for in-patient care.
  • Provided patient care in intensive respiratory care unit setting as part of a multi-disciplinary team based on national standards.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Assist in coordinating patient care activities with other service line and/or departments to promote comprehensive healthcare for patients.
  • Provided all aspects of patient care including assessment, planning, intervention, and implementation.
  • operate equipment necessary for the provision of patient care.
  • Provided nursing care for 10-20 patients daily Attended interdisciplinary team meetings to formulate patient care plans Managed 6-12 staff members daily

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4. Psychiatric Patients
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Here's how Psychiatric Patients is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Assessed acutely ill psychiatric patients through interviews and therapeutic communication and evaluated this through process recordings.
  • Worked collectively with acute psychiatric patients, demonstrated sensitivity for the hospitalized patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications and other medications used by the psychiatric patients.
  • Functioned to insure psychiatric patients entering facility experience continuity of care.
  • Participate in and facilitate activities and programs for psychiatric patients.
  • Provided patient education to psychiatric patients and families.
  • Assisted psychiatric patients with acute medical diagnoses as well as with activities of daily living.
  • Provide emotional support and group therapy to COE and COT psychiatric patients.
  • Evaluate the needs of psychiatric patients and develop a treatment plan.
  • Developed an algorithm for screening and dispositioning psychiatric patients in our Emergency Center approved by Medical Executive Committee.
  • Case management of elderly med/surg and psychiatric patients.

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5. Group Therapy Sessions
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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Administered medications, participated in realization group therapy sessions.
  • Prepared and participated in group therapy sessions.
  • Created and executed group therapy sessions utilizing art work as an outlet for anger management.
  • Acted as an advocate during group therapy sessions.
  • Led daily group therapy sessions.
  • Obtained vital signs from patients as needed Observed interdisciplinary meetings and group therapy sessions
  • Attended AA and NA support groups * Developed therapeutic communication skills * Administered medications and assisted with group therapy sessions

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6. Medication Management
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Here's how Medication Management is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided psychiatric evaluation, medication management and education for patients with serious and persistent mental illness and debilitating personality disorders.
  • Provided general and addiction psychiatric care including evaluation/diagnosis, medication management, brief counseling, and support group.
  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, treatment planning, medication management in a 15 bed crisis residential treatment center.
  • Initial evaluations and follow-up medication management visits for an adolescent and adult psychiatric population.
  • Conduct initial evaluations, monitor medication management, compile charting, and perform auditing.
  • Initial evaluations and follow-up psychotherapy/medication management visits for a rural adult population.
  • Performed psychiatric evaluations on regular basis as well as psychotropic medication management.
  • Provided education on behavior management in conjunction with medication management by physicians.
  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis and treatment and medication management.
  • Provide ongoing medication management, order and interpret appropriate labs.
  • Provide ongoing medication management for patients with psychiatric illnesses.
  • Have handled medication management and psychotherapy for individuals.
  • Provided medication management and brief counseling services to adults
  • Conducted psychiatric evaluations and executed medication management.
  • Offer education on medication management and provide referrals to outside counselors as well as alcohol and drug treatment facilities.
  • Afford medication management and various medications in relation to psychiatry within my scope of practice.
  • Assess, and document client's mental status, progress, and medication management.
  • Full privileges, assessment, intake, diagnosis and medication management.
  • Intiated treatment including medications, medication management and recommendation for treatment resources such as trauma therapy and community resources.
  • Provide medication management and therapeutic services to an outpatient mental health population

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7. Psychiatric Evaluations
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Here's how Psychiatric Evaluations is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Conduct and complete initial psychiatric evaluations including diagnostic formulation, clinical risk assessment and treatment recommendations.
  • Perform psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, medication management, and psychotherapy in an outpatient setting.
  • Will be performing psychiatric evaluations, and providing medication management to active duty service members.
  • Perform psychiatric evaluations, determine appropriate medication and disposition for adult clients.
  • Performed psychiatric evaluations and ongoing monitoring in adults that suffered a broad range of mental disorders in the community setting.
  • Performed initial psychiatric evaluations and progress notes on acute and chronic adult and geriatric patients diagnosed with mental illnesses.
  • Provided assessments, psychiatric evaluations and medications checks for clients presenting with mental health issues and or concerns.
  • Form diagnoses and perform psychiatric evaluations along with follow progress of youth through course of treatment.
  • Provide initial and follow up psychiatric evaluations in the long term care facility.
  • Performed Psychiatric evaluations to all new admissions to the program.
  • Performed psychiatric evaluations and diagnosis in accordance with DSM-IVTR.
  • Provided initial and on-going weekly to bimonthly biopsychosocial and psychiatric evaluations of adolescence between 12-21 years old.

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8. Medication Administration
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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Administered total patient care including physical assessment, oral medication administration, patient monitoring, and patient and family education.
  • Developed medication policies and procedures to guide program staff; responsible for monitoring staff in medication administration to consumers.
  • Provided direct nursing care to behavioral health consumer including medication administration, laboratory specimen collection, and health education.
  • Monitor physiological changes in weight and waist circumference quarterly to monitor possible effects secondary to psychotropic medication administration.
  • Provided medication administration and education, chart reviews and mental health assessments to all patients assigned within unit.
  • Provided medication management and medication administration services as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Provided clinical care including medication administration, wound care and medical care.
  • Shift-oriented documentation; i.e., census and reconciliation of Medication Administration Records.
  • Perform rapid triage, psychiatric nursing assessment and medication administration.
  • Update and maintain current medication administration record.
  • Perform the tasks of admissions, assessments, immunizations, medication administration, discharges, treatment rounds and treatment team meetings.
  • Applied therapeutic communication skills and nursing care including medication administration for clients at both long term and short term mental health facilities
  • Provide training and oversight to staff in areas of medication administration, OSHA and consumer specific training needs.
  • Handled medication administration, dressing changes, IVs and all other aspects of nursing care.
  • Document all assessments, triage notes, medication administration in inmates paper chart.
  • Perform safe medication administration using the five rights and two patient identifiers.
  • Perform medication pass by the five medication administration rights.
  • Oversee medications and create safety plans related to safe medication administration, administer oral and long acting injectable medications.

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9. Substance Abuse
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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Performed mental health evaluations to individuals with mental illnesses, alcoholism/substance abuse, Mental Retardation or developmental disabilities.
  • Provided group and individual occupation-based interventions to individuals recovering from mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Conducted individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, and substance abuse counseling.
  • Manage psychotropic medication for clients with a substance abuse disorder/mental illness.
  • Provide direct patient care to adolescents and adults with mental health issues, including substance abuse, behavioral and eating disorders.
  • Provided integrated behavioral health, and supportive care for children, adolescents and adults with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
  • Delivered care to adults in the community with a variety of chronic mental disorders and substance abuse issues.
  • Cared for patients experiencing acute mental distress or who have a mental illness and or substance abuse.
  • Organized and chaired a trans-agency dual diagnosis team for clients with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
  • Provided all range of mental health medication and therapeutic support to both psychiatric and substance abuse patients.
  • Worked with the Substance Abuse Treatment Program as well as Outpatient program under four physicians.
  • Provided nursing care to acute mental ill and substance abuse patient in hospital setting.
  • Provided nursing care to mentally ill and substance abuse individual in the community.
  • Train nursing staff in substance abuse treatment and other recovery innovations.
  • Provided counseling to adolescents, adults, family and substance abusers.
  • Cared for clients with mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Med room nurse as a mental health substance abuse nurse
  • Engage indigent and outreach of incarcerated suffering from serious or persistent mentally ill including substance abuse into therapeutic treatment.
  • conduct comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic assessment and substance abuse assessment.
  • Assessed, evaluated, and treated patients with polysubstance abuse, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, personality disorders, and depression.

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10. Crisis Intervention
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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Administered medication and provided education to clients and direct care staff regarding chronic mental illness and acute mental illness crisis intervention.
  • Facilitated ongoing Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing education patients, staff and community.
  • Provided effective crisis intervention utilizing ASIST applied suicide intervention skills training.
  • Implemented crisis intervention, supervise emergency measures and situations.
  • Trained in non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Worked with the patients' families/caretakers to increase their knowledge about mental health disorders, coping skills and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Provided mental health crisis intervention and psychological support to the mentally disabled on the mental health crisis units at correctional facilities.
  • Obtained necessary certifications, including child abuse clearance, CPR, and nonviolent crisis intervention training.
  • Med support groups, crisis intervention, assess & referral & link to medical care.
  • Provide support and problem identification for Mental Health clients, crisis intervention.
  • Charge Nurse approximately 66 shifts/year; task management, trauma/crisis intervention.
  • Provided crisis intervention for high risk patients.
  • Provided CBT, psychotherapy and Crisis intervention.
  • Provide the full range of crisis intervention.
  • Trained in Physical Crisis Intervention and CPR
  • Direct patient care of acute psychiatric illnesses, crisis interventions, identify patients needs psychiatrically and medically, collaborate with treatment teams
  • Communicate Behavioral/Clinical information to on-call psychiatrist/Medical Team for patient admission/Medical Clearance Provide Crisis Intervention and support to patients and families.
  • Assist with crisis intervention and work with multi-disciplinary team to develop effective individualized treatment plans.
  • Extended intake assessments and crisis intervention.
  • Order(s) transcription Crisis Intervention Team Training Assessment of the mental health patient Administer medications orally and IM Omnicell trained

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11. RN
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Here's how RN is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Act in a student capacity to learn to assess, diagnose, and treat persons of all ages with mental illness.
  • Trained to be a preceptor, including tips on working with adult learners and techniques related to giving feedback.
  • Assisted RN with patients during group activities and group therapy while using evidence-based therapeutic communication with the patients.
  • Provided inpatient nursing support for an Adult, Child and Adolescent Depression Research Unit at Western Psychiatric Institute.
  • Responded to requests for consults on medical units and ICU for patients exhibiting mental health concerns.
  • Case manager for health care concerns for 120+ clients with psychiatric diagnoses and developmental delay.
  • Coordinated all medical and FNP distance learning programs (Active duty and civil service).
  • Execute and provided the duties of a Home Health, Hospice, Mental Health RN
  • Answer patients' questions and concerns and determine how to assist them.
  • Completed written RN Shift Report and provided verbal report to oncoming shifts.
  • Collaborate with Primary Care Physicians to manage patient's medical concerns.
  • Serve as primary preceptor for all new Mental Health RN's.
  • Turn bedridden residents to prevent bedsores.
  • Worked in psychiatric RN float pool
  • Provided quality nursing care based on age-specific standards of nursing practice and within scope of licensure under the supervision of RN.
  • Administer prescribed medications Answer patients' concerns and determine how to assist them.
  • Full Time day shift RN specialist for Psychiatric/mental health inpatient units.
  • Provided prn nursing coverage on Adult, Child and Adolescent Units.
  • Carol Wakeley, RN, supervisor.
  • Assessed and administered medications for adolescents Consulted with staff regarding mental health concerns and questions Electronic Charting on TIER Systems

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12. Anxiety Disorders
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13. Vital Signs
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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided basic nursing care including monitoring metabolic statistics, vital signs, and completing nursing assessments.
  • Assisted therapist with physical therapeutic holds of patients and monitored vital signs throughout
  • Administered medications; monitored vital signs, glucose levels, intake and output, and range of motion Performed group counseling.
  • Observe and document in chart patients concerns, behaviors, treatments, vital signs and responses to treatment.
  • Direct patient care by assessing patient vital signs and direct patient to psychiatrist or primary doctor.
  • Perform nursing duties, such as administering medications, measuring vital signs and collecting specimens.
  • Order and evaluate lab tests and vital signs to monitor for patient safety.
  • Monitored vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Monitored patients' conditions by assessing vital signs and test assessments.
  • Obtain vital signs for each clinic patient including on site interventions.
  • Administer prescribed medications, applied dressings, and monitor vital signs.
  • Performed physical assessment and monitored vital signs on each visit.
  • Monitor client's vital signs and other physical health information.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Assess vital signs height and weight.
  • Take vital signs and act accordingly.
  • Monitor vital signs; administer intra-muscular injections; evaluate effectiveness of medications prescribed.
  • Administer Medications and injections daily, administer urine drug screens, data entry, electronic charting, vital signs, phlebotomy
  • Monitored vital signs and weights of patients receiving Clozaril therapy as well as educational support.
  • admit and discharge patients, maintain close contact with patient, monitor vital signs.

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14. Charge Nurse
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Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Charge Nurse/Supervisor on various acute care, adult and geriatric psychiatric/mental health units
  • Assumed charge nurse responsibilities including; supervision of staff, intervention in psychiatric crisis, facilitation of community group meetings.
  • Documented daily care provided to each patient and reported all changes, physical and mental, to the charge nurse
  • Monitored patients for adverse reactions to medications and reported changes to charge nurse and physician.
  • Worked as charge nurse to delegate, manage, and oversee care of 23 patients.
  • Promoted to Oncology Charge Nurse in 2000 and Oncology Clinical Nurse Leader in 2007.
  • Delegate work assignment, supervise, assist with nursing care, occasional Charge nurse.
  • Charge nurse on the Special Management unit (SMU), psychiatric unit.
  • Charge nurse and mental health counselor for an inpatient Mental Health facility.
  • Report any physical, mental or social changes to charge nurse.
  • Serve as charge nurse on various mental health units.
  • Charge nurse - supervision of approximately 6 staff
  • Charge nurse, working with medication sales to ensure education of staff and providers on current and new to market medications.
  • Cross trained to Assessment and Referral department, as well as Relief Charge Nurse, Responding to psychiatric emergencies.
  • Extended further education as clinical charge nurse of Brookside Mental Health unit for 8 years experience.
  • Worked also as Charge Nurse on Eating Disorder Unit which was a separate unit.
  • Charge nurse on the geriatric neuro-psych unit and assisted with ECT Treatments.
  • charge nurse, provide safe and therapeutic environment for a diverse population.
  • Charge Nurse Medication Nurse Staff Nurse Preceptor to new staff Handle with care certified
  • Shift Supervisor Charge Nurse Medication Nurse Staff Nurse Preceptor to new staff Unit director Kim Blast (210) 579-3800

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15. Psychotropic Medications
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Here's how Psychotropic Medications is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Evaluate psychotropic medications' therapeutic levels and monitor for side effects and treat appropriately.
  • Specialized knowledge of monitoring, documenting, and reporting side effects of psychotropic medications.
  • Write prescriptions for psychotropic medications and monitor their effectiveness and document treatment results.
  • Implement psychiatric interventions including, but not limited to, prescribing/monitoring psychotropic medications.
  • Assessed the effectiveness of psychotropic medications and communicated with Psychiatrist daily.
  • Evaluated patients for psychotropic medications and referred patients for pharmacological evaluations.
  • Presented weekly classroom medication education courses to offenders prescribed psychotropic medications.
  • Administered routine psychotropic medications, and injections.
  • Educate offenders about psychotropic medications and the benefits of medication adherence as well as reportable side effects to prevent undesirable outcomes.
  • Educated patients regarding mental health disorders, psychotropic medications, and a variety of non-pharmacological treatment modalities including self-care interventions.
  • Administered Psychotropic Medications to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Patients, Provided Assessments/Interviews and Monitored for Suicidal and Homicidal Ideations.

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16. Psychiatric Mental
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Here's how Psychiatric Mental is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Functioned as the only psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and psychiatric provider within an outpatient community health center.
  • Obtained ANCC Board Certification as Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - PMHNP-BC in July 2013.
  • Provide inpatient psychiatric mental health care services to children and adults with acute mental disorders.
  • Spring 2014 I was a preceptor for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student for 240 hours of clinicals.

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18. Social Workers
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Here's how Social Workers is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Worked collaboratively with doctors and social workers to stabilize patients with mental health disorders.
  • Worked directly with and collaborated with attending psychiatrists, social workers and psychotherapists assigned to each client in the Day Hospital.
  • Practice multidisciplinary approach between nursing staff & managers, physicians, social workers, & other disciplines & hospital departments.
  • Created a safety plan geared towards homeless youth, and trained social workers in the county on its proper use.
  • Collaborated with Social Workers, MFT's, and parents to provide integrative client-centered care for at-risk youth.
  • Interacted daily with physicians, therapists, social workers and a wide variety of other personnel.
  • Collaborate with psychiatrist, social workers and professional nursing staff to meet emergent psychiatric care needs.
  • Attended bi-weekly staff meetings which included nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and case managers.
  • Provide necessary care to mentally ill patients, working closely with social workers and psychologists.
  • Communicated with parents, social workers and case managers regarding treatment plans and discharge planning.
  • Collaborate with team member such social workers and physicians to ensure health management.
  • Worked in collaboration with a physician, nurse and social workers.
  • Interfaced with social workers and doctors on care management.
  • Care planning with Social Workers.
  • Assisted staff psychiatrists, social workers, dietician, and other hospital staff in managing the care of inpatient adolescents
  • Strategized with psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and families to implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Key role on interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers, therapists and RNs.

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19. Triage
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Here's how Triage is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Assist with daily triage/sick call, minor procedures, and transcribe all therapeutic orders generated by the Provider as requested.
  • Provided phone triage to clients calling with psychiatric symptoms or reporting medication side effects.
  • Participate on a monthly basis: 7 day Triage On call service.
  • Assess new intakes for mental health needs and triage appropriately.
  • Perform triage and behavioral health screenings through warm-hand offs.
  • Complete a mental health screen/triage new arrivals.
  • Triaged and coordinated care for patients with enduring mental illness in residential setting * Assisted patients in crisis living
  • Provide nursing triage to inmates as needed and respond to medical emergencies as needed.
  • Performed triages, admissions to Closed Observation units for high risk intensive patients.
  • Triaged mental health service requests.

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20. Schizophrenia
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Here's how Schizophrenia is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Developed individualized care plans for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, substance addiction, and dementia.
  • Evaluated and treated individuals ages 18-75 with Major Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Borderline Personality and Substance Abuse.
  • Worked with students with emotional disturbance diagnosis and secondary diagnoses such as ODD, ASD, ADHD, and Schizophrenia.
  • Cared for patients with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Personality Disorder, Substance abuse.
  • Serve as a mental health nurse caring for inmates with documented psychological disorders including bi-polar, schizophrenia, depression, ptsd.

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Here's how Veterans is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Coordinated and developed twenty clinical site locations throughout the United States Armed Service and Veterans Hospital Administration Systems.
  • Organized emergent and non-emergent inpatient treatment options within and outside of the Veterans Health Administration system.
  • Help make environment safe for veterans and others by providing constant supervision and monitoring
  • Provided Veterans education via verbal discussion groups and/or printed material.
  • Performed case management for outpatient veterans that included psychiatric treatment.
  • Assessed walk in or referred veterans for mental health concerns-Made referrals to the appropriate level of care following assessment
  • Collaborated with health care team members to provide comprehensive psychiatric services to adult and older adult veterans.
  • Co-facilitated support and discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender veterans.
  • Advocated for the Veterans and protected Veterans' autonomy, dignity and decision making rights.
  • Assessed Veterans' needs and referred Veterans to staff or community resources as appropriate.
  • Provided care for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).
  • Completed phone calls to assess Veterans' post-discharge progress and needs.
  • Transported Veterans to appointments, community outings, and NA/AA meetings.
  • Case load also includes veterans from Vietnam and Korean war eras.
  • Coordinate care for Veterans who have PTSD & chronic mental illness.
  • Provided education for employees, students and veterans/clients.
  • Provide education, medication and treatment planning to veterans and family members with psychiatric conditions in an outpatient setting.
  • Developed Alpha Stim program for dual-diagnosed veterans with PTSD and chronic pain.
  • Performed case management for high risk suicidal Veterans contacting them weekly for the first week and then monthly thereafter indefinitely.
  • Provide mental health services to West Los Angeles Department of Veterans Affairs patients.

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22. Ptsd
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Here's how Ptsd is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Licensed Independent Practitioner, PTSD program.
  • Worked with PTSD,Depressed,Drug addicted patients

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23. Mental Status
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Here's how Mental Status is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Perform mental status examination and document all relevant client data.
  • Conducted Client Work-Up assessments (CWU) and Mental Status Examinations (MSE) while providing a safe, therapeutic environment.
  • Included but not limited to doing mental status exams, devising and implementing treatment plans, working closely with interdisciplinary team.
  • Developed levels system criterion as a mental status assessment tool to determine patient progression within the program.
  • Observe changes in mental status and physical conditions and contact the doctor when necessary.
  • Assess and document patient physical and mental status daily.
  • Conduct psychiatric, medical, & mental status assessments.
  • Assess mental status of patients.
  • Assess their mental status and ADL.Monitor follow-up care.

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Here's how Health Education is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided health education for patients, and demonstrated sound ethical and independent in decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients.
  • Provided mental and physical health education.
  • Coordinate with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients.
  • Provide patient and family health education with a focus on self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Used Health education, counseling, psychotherapy, chemotherapy to manage patient's condition.
  • Evaluate health education needs of clients and provide necessary training and education.
  • Blood work, EKG's, office management, and health education.
  • Created consumer health education program using SAMSHA guidelines.
  • Managed group therapy and mental health education.
  • Provided health education and discharge teaching.

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Here's how Dual Diagnosis is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided clinical and crisis services/interventions and emergency placement when indicated to dual diagnosis patients.
  • Educate patients on their detox regiment, psyche medications (Dual Diagnosis), and documenting the M.A.R.
  • Worked in both the acute psychiatric units and the unlocked Dual Diagnosis Unit.
  • Provided telemedicine services to people with dual diagnosis.
  • EQUIP, PSOLIS, HONOS 65+ Gained extensive skills in grief counselling, parallel process, dual diagnosis/drug and alcohol management

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Here's how IV is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to mental health patients in residential environment.
  • Provided effective support, leadership, and administrative tasks while improving processes
  • Assess effectiveness and side effects of psychotropic medication, and psycho-education.
  • Displayed effectiveness in diagnosing and treating the unique symptoms and presentations of women with mental and behavioral health disorders.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of plan, monitor for side effects and create individual interventions for further weight loss and maintenance.
  • Maintained productivity statistics, outcome measures, chart reviews, documentation standards, program reports and performance evaluations.
  • Collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Practice is independent and collaborative providing psychiatric care to adults in a 15 bed psychiatric emergency room.
  • Provided support for individuals with forensic involvement and best practices for maintenance quality of life.
  • Gained experience in working with a variety of mental illnesses and effectively leading groups.
  • Provide comprehensive nursing care in an acute care 23-hour mental health facility.
  • Acted as the Program Coordinator for deliverance of non-violent restraint training hospital-wide.
  • Helped diabetic and asthmatic patients become active participants in their care.
  • Managed and marketed an intensive adult day treatment program.
  • Collaborate closely within an interdisciplinary team to provide patient-centered treatment for women with histories of trauma and dissociative disorders.
  • Conducted group and individual therapy Performed case management for patients newly discharged from Austin State Hospital
  • Deliver quality nursing care to both psychiatric and chemically dependent adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Coordinate activities and groups to fit individual needs of patient.
  • lead various group activities;insurance precertification; also monitored and treated patients with both chronic & acute medical issues.

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27. Medical Care
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Here's how Medical Care is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Arranged medical appointments according to assigned standards of medical care.
  • Coordinate treatment with primary and specialty medical care providers.
  • Provided psychiatric and medical care to individuals with severe persistent mental illness and dual diagnosis.
  • Work as part of a team to provide total medical care for the patient.
  • Provide medical care for theses inmates who have acute and chronic medical disorders.
  • Coordinate medical care with med team staff and psychiatrists.
  • Coordinate and participate in medical care.
  • Provide community health nursing for developmentally delayed adults boarding in Family Care Residents Organize and keep records of all medical care.

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28. Medical Records
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Here's how Medical Records is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Documented medical records using electronic media and ordered medications utilizing Dr. First electronic prescriptive applications.
  • Administer prescribed medications to patients and maintain related medical records under supervision of nurse.
  • Documented medical records and discharged patients per protocol.
  • Use Epic medical records and medication administration records.
  • Used electronic medical records to write initial admission notes and daily progress notes on patients to enhance my medical documentation skills.
  • Inspected high volumes of medical records to ensure correct and appropriate code assignment.
  • Help with Medical and Medical Records staff, when needed
  • Trained employees for new electronic medical records system.
  • Document care in the medical records.
  • Charge nurse in mental health, clinical co-ordinator for a nursing home, hospice nurse, electronic medical records abstractor
  • Created workflows and implemented electronic medical records system as well as trained employees to use the system.

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29. Adhd
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Here's how Adhd is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided nursing support for the ADHD clinic program for children.
  • Implement Evidence Based Practice Applied Project - Psychoeducation for Parents on ADHD Banner Health

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30. LPN
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Here's how LPN is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provide RN availability for oversight to AMAP's, LPN's and consumer's health issues.
  • Supervised a staff of 3-4 Registered Nurses and 1 LPN as well as nurse aides.
  • Delegate responsibilities to LPN's and MHT's within their scope of practice.
  • Provided direction and support for LPN staff.
  • Promoted to LPN 1/98 and RN 6/98.
  • Run and Supervise Healthcare center Mini Medical hospital and clinic with lead responsibilities over LPNs, Institutional Counselors and Attendant Counselors.
  • Assign staffing assignments everyday for Psych Attendants, LPN's and Float RN.
  • Oversee direct patient care provided by RNs and LPNs.
  • Provide work direction and supervise the delegated nursing care provided by LPNs, PCAs, and NAs.

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31. Community Resources
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Here's how Community Resources is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Facilitated connection of the indigent and homeless with community resources to access primary medical care, medication and housing assistance.
  • Provided education to patient on detox and withdrawal, medications, addictions, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
  • Provided and referred non-English speaking school age children and their families to health services and community resources.
  • Utilized community resources to enhance client care.
  • Provided psychotropic medicationmanagement, referred patients for clinical and community resources, managed emergent patient visits.
  • Worked with a wide range of community resources to insure that the necessary and appropriate services were available for clients.
  • Provide patients with with referrals to community resources .

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32. Diagnostic Tests
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Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Examine or order laboratory or diagnostic tests for patients to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorder.
  • Interpret, and analyze diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Reviewed lab values, and ordered diagnostic tests, assessments, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment.
  • Ordered and interpreted the results of diagnostic tests.

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33. Health Promotion
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Here's how Health Promotion is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Designed, developed and delivered new health promotion initiatives.
  • Provided education and encouraged health promotion by giving regular classes to caretakers and direct care and other staff as required.
  • Lead classes once weekly in the dual diagnosis program on health promotion, medication education, and diagnosis.

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34. Physical Therapy
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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Assist with physical therapy, follow care plan, and chart in residents care plan.
  • Instructed patients on pain control and assisted with Physical Therapy follow through.

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35. Safe Environment
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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Participated in milieu therapy by facilitating a creative and safe environment with diversified and stimulating recreational activities.
  • Provided a safe environment for patients and performed continuous observation and charting.
  • Maintained a therapeutic milieu and safe environment.
  • Maintain safe environment, follow CAPE training procedures during any crisis intervention.
  • Delivered comfort measures and proved safe environment for hospice patients.

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36. Physician Orders
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Here's how Physician Orders is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Evaluated and implemented physician orders; administered oral and injected medications.
  • Monitored symptoms/behaviors; ordered labs/tests; enacted physician orders.
  • Administer medications per physician orders.
  • Verify and implement physician orders.
  • Managed care of patients post operatively to ensure all Physician orders were followed.

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37. Alzheimer
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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Worked on a Alzheimer's Unit for 4-5 years.
  • Involved with med edcation for patient and families that were experiencing symptoms of demntia and alzheimers disease.

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38. Blood Pressure
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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Perform basic diagnostic procedures, such as blood pressure screening, breast cancer screening, or communicative disease screening.
  • collect data (e.g., pulse, blood pressure, temperature, weight, measurements, etc.)
  • Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures and dressing wounds.

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39. CPR
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Here's how CPR is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Document care and treatment in computerized patient record system (CPRS).
  • Confirmed CPR trainings of unit staff.

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40. Health Professionals
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Here's how Health Professionals is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Collaborated with various members of the Common Ground team, as well as outside agencies, organizations, and health professionals.
  • Lead and develop recreational, therapeutic activities, both individually and with other health professionals.

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41. Medical Conditions
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Here's how Medical Conditions is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided educational teaching to inmates on medications and medical conditions.
  • Diagnosed and treated psychiatric and medical conditions.
  • Gather information on patient medical conditions, intervene during crisis situations, and educate clients and families on possible treatments.
  • Monitor vitals, and report any reactions or medical conditions to charge RN nurse and/or physician.
  • Provide patient education on medical conditions, medications, and mental illness.
  • Reviewed charts for medical comorbidities and managed medical conditions as needed.
  • assist counselor with any problems that may occur concerning inmate's medical conditions and problems with mental health meds.

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42. Medication Compliance
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Here's how Medication Compliance is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Contracted for pharmaceutical medication delivery, state-mandated pharmacy audit services and quarterly medication compliance reports.
  • Monitored for medication compliance and side effects from medications including psychotropic medications.
  • Maintain continual records of all patient medications and confirm medication compliance.
  • Provided psycho-education counseling to encourage medication compliance and relapse-prevention.
  • Educated staff and clients about their medications, importance of medication compliance and follow-up appointments.
  • Monitor medication compliance and inform psychiatrist with changes in inmate functioning and lab results.
  • Assess for medication compliance and any change in psychiatric symptoms.
  • Help inmates with a better understanding of the importance of medication compliances.

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43. ADL
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Here's how ADL is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Provided psychological supportive services, performed safety checks and assisted the patients with ADL's.
  • Focus assessment, ADL, turning and positioning patient every two hours
  • Administer medications, Detailed documentation of Behaviors, Re-direct behaviors and set goals, DR. appoinments, Complete ADL care

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44. CNA
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Here's how CNA is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Performed evaluations on Nurse I, Nurse II, Technician, and CNA team members.
  • Certificate Nursing Assistant (CNA).
  • Assess LPN's, CMA's and CNA staff performance.
  • Supervised Registered Nurses and ancillary staff, including CNAs and Certified Mental Health Technicians.

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45. Personal Care
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Here's how Personal Care is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Complete initial and follow up psychiatric examinations on adult and geriatric patients that reside in nursing homes or personal care homes.
  • Provide personal care to the patient and Provide care in coordination with families, doctors and other health professionals.
  • Provide personal care and supportive treatment to individuals who are in various stages of mental illness.
  • Assist spine and brain injury patients with hygiene, toiletry, and all personal care.

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46. Medical Needs
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Here's how Medical Needs is used in Mental Health Nurse jobs:
  • Home Health Agency is a mental health focused home health care agency addressing mental health issues as well as medical needs.
  • Administer consults for outpatient clients with behavioral and medical needs such as schizophrenia, dementia, diabetes.
  • Teach daily living and self-management skills to residents in managing their mental illness and medical needs.
  • Address all medical needs that arise and assist them in scheduling appointments to address their issues.
  • Plan patient care according to their medical needs.
  • Educate clients on mental and medical needs.
  • Assess new Minor violators, draw labs, plant PPD, Segregation visits on detention patients and assess patient medical needs.
  • perform medical needs, IVs, drawing blood, vital signs, med administration.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Mental Health Nurse

Mental Health Services

31.3%

Treatment Plans

8.0%

Patient Care

8.0%

Psychiatric Patients

6.5%

Group Therapy Sessions

6.3%

Medication Management

6.2%

Psychiatric Evaluations

4.5%

Medication Administration

3.5%

Substance Abuse

3.2%

Crisis Intervention

3.0%

RN

2.9%

Anxiety Disorders

2.7%

Vital Signs

2.3%

Charge Nurse

2.2%

Psychotropic Medications

2.0%

Psychiatric Mental

1.7%

Primary Care Services

1.7%

Social Workers

1.4%

Triage

1.4%

Schizophrenia

1.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Mental Health Nurse

Rank Skill
1 Mental Health Services 26.7%
2 Treatment Plans 6.9%
3 Patient Care 6.9%
4 Psychiatric Patients 5.6%
5 Group Therapy Sessions 5.4%
6 Medication Management 5.3%
7 Psychiatric Evaluations 3.9%
8 Medication Administration 3.0%
9 Substance Abuse 2.7%
10 Crisis Intervention 2.6%
11 RN 2.5%
12 Anxiety Disorders 2.3%
13 Vital Signs 1.9%
14 Charge Nurse 1.9%
15 Psychotropic Medications 1.7%
16 Psychiatric Mental 1.5%
17 Primary Care Services 1.4%
18 Social Workers 1.2%
19 Triage 1.2%
20 Schizophrenia 0.9%
21 Veterans 0.9%
22 Ptsd 0.8%
23 Mental Status 0.8%
24 Health Education 0.7%
25 Dual Diagnosis 0.7%
26 IV 0.7%
27 Medical Care 0.7%
28 Medical Records 0.7%
29 Adhd 0.6%
30 LPN 0.6%
31 Community Resources 0.6%
32 Diagnostic Tests 0.5%
33 Health Promotion 0.5%
34 Physical Therapy 0.5%
35 Safe Environment 0.5%
36 Physician Orders 0.5%
37 Alzheimer 0.5%
38 Blood Pressure 0.5%
39 CPR 0.5%
40 Health Professionals 0.5%
41 Medical Conditions 0.5%
42 Medication Compliance 0.4%
43 ADL 0.4%
44 CNA 0.4%
45 Personal Care 0.4%
46 Medical Needs 0.4%
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