Mental Health Nurse Resume Samples

A Mental Health Nurse is tasked with the duty of treating patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, or schizophrenia. Other daily tasks are seen on the Mental Health Nurse Resume as – assessing patients who are mentally ill, observing and helping patients; giving medications, observing the effect or working of the medicines; assisting in behavior modification programs; visiting patients at homes; building relationship with patients, reviewing care plans, monitoring progress; assessing treatment success at case conferences and meetings, and encouraging patients to take part in therapeutic activities.

To excel in this career, the following skills are needed – a good level of fitness and health, the ability to empathize with people; a good understanding of the theories of mental health and illness; resilience; stamina, and verbal and written communication skills. A nursing degree with a specialization in mental health is required.

Mental Health Nurse Resume example

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Summary : Licensed Practical Nurse Highly skilled professional with more than 20 years of practical experience in inpatient rehabilitation, home health, elderly care, and primary care environments. Established inpatient support including assessment, counseling, education regarding medications and treatment, lab work, documentation with a care plan for diagnosis, and administration of treatment procedures.

Skills : Nursing Skills, Communication Skills, Fitness.

Description :

  • Observed patients, charted, and reported changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Performed Nursing assessment noting any changes in effect or mood, discuss any behavior changes with the team.
  • Provided education and reinforce any coping skills that patients could be working on.
  • Administered prescribed medications noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Answered patients' questions and determine how to assist them.
  • Measured and recorded patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
  • Supervised nurses' aides or assistants.
  • Worked as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BSN In Nursing


Mental Health Nurse Resume

Objective : Professional License Practical Nurse dedicated to providing care within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act. Committed to delivering nursing care utilizing the nursing process -evidence-based standards, policy, procedures, and guidelines of the Organization.

Skills : Verbal and Written Communication Skills, Resilience.

Description :

  • Directly assisted Pediatric and Adult Psychiatrist, with Mental Health Treatment of Agency Caseload.
  • Provided medication education, as well as overall health education for clients.
  • Responsible for all insurance duties, and prior authorizations needed for medication and controlled substances.
  • Distributed medication to patients. Scheduled and supervised medical staff for medical providers Lead.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to mental health patients in a residential environment.
  • Completed physical & mental health assessments.
  • Developed care plans for patients, helped them be as independent as possible Administered.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma License In License Practical Nurse


Mental Health Nurse Resume

Summary : A Mental Health Nurse Highly skilled professional with 21 years of skills and nursing management experience in long term care and hospital experience. Managing heavy daily patient and staff volume including admissions, staff scheduling handling physician orders. Proficient in all documentation/records maintenance/Audit paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality.

Skills : Ability to Empathize With People. Good Understanding of the Theories of Mental Health and Illness, Excellent Teamwork Skills.

Description :

  • Collaborated with various disciplines: social work, psychology, recreation therapy, psychiatry, addiction therapy, psychology interns, as well as program support personnel.
  • Administered intramuscular antipsychotic medications to the veterans.
  • Monitored patients undergoing detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
  • Identified community resources and guide individuals and families in their use.
  • Provided leadership and clinical assistance to other nursing personnel.
  • Assessed high-risk patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage mental, physical, and psychological symptoms.
  • Documented all aspects of nursing assessments, including treatment medications and discharge instructions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master Of Science In Nursing

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Summary : Dedicated, hard-working, compassionate, patient-oriented LPN licensed in Pennsylvania with over ten years experience. Trained and experienced in the mental health field as well as in skilled nursing facilities with top-notched demonstrated skills. Consistently earned praise from patients, family members and co-workers for delivering excellent nursing care. Eager to secure a full-time LPN position.

Skills : Communication Skills, Resilience.

Description :

  • Performed nursing duties, such as administering medications, measuring vital signs, and collecting specimens.
  • Met with patients on a daily basis for routine med checks to assess stability.
  • Administered oral and injectable medications and oversaw the dispensing of medications and treatments.
  • Kept accurate written records of patient care provided including nursing assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, medications administered, and discharge planning.
  • Provided adults and adolescents that have mental health disorders with routine physical, emotional, psychological, or rehabilitation care under the direction of medical staff.
  • Educated patients and their family members about the patient's illness, including medications and daily living skills.
  • Completed administrative tasks, such as completing MD orders, answering telephone calls pertaining to medical questions and or concerns.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
LPN In Nursing

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Objective : Seeking a nursing role that allows me to continue to expand my knowledge and skills, both as a professional and an individual.

Skills : Good Understanding of the Theories of Mental Health and Illness, Excellent Teamwork Skills.

Description :

  • Performed clinical reminders.
  • Performed no-show calls to veterans and assess the wellness of the veterans.
  • Assessed walk-in veterans and triage care.
  • Performed follow up care for post mental health providers appointments.
  • Assisted mental health providers with voluntary and involuntary admissions to the psychiatric unit.
  • Provided 1-1 care/observation for veterans waiting to transfer to the hospital.
  • Provided education to veterans related to diagnosis, medication, and any pertinent information related to mental health and patient care.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Headline : As a Mental Health Nurse provide clinical emergency consultation, authorization of treatment procedures, advises on medical issues, treatment program revisions, & staff consultation.

Skills : Nursing Skills, Communication Skills, Fitness.

Description :

    1. Observed patients, charted, and reported changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
    2. Performed Nursing assessment noting any changes in effect or mood, discuss any behavior changes with the team.
    3. Provided education and reinforce any coping skills that patients could be working on.
    4. Administered prescribed medications noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
    5. Answered patients' questions and determine how to assist them.
    6. Measured and recorded patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
    7. Supervised nurses' aides or assistants.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BSN In Nursing

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Headline : Seeking a part-time Mental Health Nurse and position utilizing my skills, knowledge, experience, and professionalism to provide detail-oriented, quality patient care to a diverse group of individuals.

Skills : Effective Communication, Critical Thinking And Flexible.

Description :

  • Performed various nursing tasks including blood glucose testing, medication administration, fluid balance monitoring via intake and output calculations, and vital sign assessments/monitoring.
  • Documented data related to patients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, and treatment changes.
  • Specialized experience caring for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and other severe and persistent mental and behavioral illnesses.
  • Maintained continuity of care for patients transitioning through various stages and programs of mental health care.
  • Educated patients with varying degrees of mental capacity on techniques to initiate and/or improve self-care techniques, thus, increasing overall physical and mental hygiene.
  • Performed emergency medical procedures, when necessary, to include basic cardiac life support (BLS) and other condition appropriate, stabilizing interventions.
  • Promptly reported significant changes in patients' condition(s) to charge nurses for immediate relay to the physician.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Objective : To provide medication management and directs the program of the Assertive Community Treatment Team, a self-contained clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified clients with severe and persistent mental health illnesses.

Skills : MS Office, Patient Care, Nursing, Communication skills.

Description :

  • Met with clients/patients to discuss problems, concerns, and medication questions.
  • Dispensed medications. Administered injections.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists and pharmacists regarding specific client/patient issues.
  • Consulted with LCSWs to provide feedback on client/patient progress, potential triggers for relapse, and overall concerns regarding client/patient.
  • Fostered many healthy changes in the behaviors of the clients/patients.
  • Provided counseling to adolescents, adults, family, and substance abusers.
  • Supervised and monitored persons with chronic mental illness within the community.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate Of Science In Nursing

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Summary : Experienced LPN for 10+years with strong clinical and people skills. Responsible with excellent communication skills demonstrated by many years of experience in healthcare. Enthusiastic LPN with excellent people skills and dedicated work ethic.

Skills : Clinical skills, Nursing, Healthcare, Effective Communication Skills.

Description :

  • Conducted mandated health screenings, history, and physicals.
  • Ensured external follow-up where required.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills.
  • Cared for patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, and pneumonia.
  • Worked as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implemented interventions.
  • Performed initial and ongoing physical and mental daily assessments to determine the veteran's baseline health and any deviations from the baseline that may occur.
  • Provided care for a broad range of individuals ranging in age from young adult to Geriatric.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Nursing

Mental Health Nurse Resume

Objective : To obtain a Mental Health Nurse position in the healthcare industry, where I can utilize, my past and present skills, as well as develop new and challenging responsibilities.

Skills : Clinical Judgement skills, MS Office, Healthcare, Team Work.

Description :

  • Educated patients and family members on the disease process and treatment.
  • Phlebotomy as needed per physician orders.
  • Daily reported with the current provider for continuity of care.
  • Worked directly with the medical community, social works, forensic as needed for continuity care.
  • Ordered medical supplies as needed and updated medical records daily, and other duties as assigned.
  • Worked as part of a team that may include psychiatrists both in house and via telepsychiatry, physician's assistants, therapists, and/or social workers in the direct care of adults and children/adolescents in the mental health field.
  • Assigned a caseload of patients and provided direct care to clients, which includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules, and evaluating patient progress.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
High School Diploma