Shift: Night shift
Department: Behavioral Health Dept - L2000
The Behavioral Health Unit is comprised of two 40-bed units, and boasts more than 100 staff members. Staff members in the BH are good communicators and are able to set boundaries, hold confidences, and establish and maintain trust. Patients in the BH Unit are admitted with medical and psych diagnoses. The length of their stay is 23 days, which provides an opportunity for clinical staff to analyze a patient's behavior and cultivate a relationship that may help a patient see him- or herself in a better way. During their stay, patients will receive help with medication management and rehabilitation services if needed. Staff members will also assist in engaging patients in group activities and one-on-one exercises.
Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, and function as advisor, resource, preceptor and leader for other members of the patient care team. Serves in a permanent Charge RN position. Works under the direct supervision and direction of the Nurse Manager.
Requirements: Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of a specialized field; Previous Charge experience preferred; 1-3 years experience; MD Registered Nurse license; BLS certification; ACLS (or obtain within 1 year of transfer/hire); American Heart Association CPR; Microsoft Office Suite; Basic computer skills; Cerner; Healthstream; Standard office equipment; Medical terminology; Nursing Process skills based on MD Nurse Practice Act; Critical thinking skills; Medical equipment.
Comments: Prefer 2-3 years of Medical, Dementia, and Geriatric Behavioral Health experience. Permanent charge nurse position. Charge Nurse experience preferred.
week 1- Mon, Wed, Fri
week 2- Tues, Wed. ,Sat
week 3- Sun, Tues, Wed.
Levindale Patient Care Services offers a Nursing Career Ladder that allows opportunities for advancement and development of Registered Nurses. The Clinical Career ladder level for new hires will be determined through defined ladder criteria during the hiring process.
LifeBridge Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.