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Competency Assessment Record

 

Competency Assessment Record

Psychiatric Nurse

Employee Name______________________________________________________   Date:__________________

Directions:  Mark the box that most appropriately describes your ability to perform the listed procedure/ task

Clinical Skills
 Rating Scale: N = Never performed
R = Have done it but request review/ learning experience
C = Competent
 Procedure / Task N R C Competency Observers Comments
Validation Date  Initials

1.  ASSESSMENT SKILLS

Mental Status Exam
Psychiatric/Family History
Homebound Status
Substance Abuse/ Use
Suicide Assessment

2. PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES

Suicide
Homicide
Unable to meet basic needs

3.  PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION CONSIDERATIONS

Parenteral long-acting neuroleptics
Clozapine protocol
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Tardive dyskinesia
Extrapyramidal side effects
Akathesia
AIMS test
Orthostatic changes
MAOI precautions/ restrictions
Med level monitoring / toxicity

4.  PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

Light treatment
ECT and side effects
Rating Scale: N = Never performed
R = Have done it but request review/ learning experience
 C = Competent

5.  PSYCHIATRIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS

Crisis intervention
Reality orientation
Problem-solving/ coping
Stress Management/ Relaxation
Behavior management
Cognitive therapy strategies
Grief work
Social skills training
Reminiscence therapy
Goal-setting
Exercise
Sleep hygiene
Medication management
Leisure Time Management
Nutrition / Weight Management

 6.  UNDERSTANDING DSM DIAGNOSES

Axis I
Axis II
Axis III
Axis IV
Axis V (Global Assessment of Functioning)

7.  PATIENT/ CAREGIVER EDUCATION

Medication management
Disease process
Community resources

 

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