Psychiatric Nurse

Psychiatric Nurse Job Summary

Our Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) is looking for a Psychiatric Nurse to join our inpatient care team. In this role, you provide care to our patients and support to their families. Common tasks include transcribing doctor’s orders, reviewing charts, and administering medications or treatments. You also document any noticeable changes to patient behavior or health. Applicants should have a valid RN license and some specialized education or experience working with mental health patients is a plus but will train. In this area, a certification for management of assaultive behaviors and de-escalation is particularly helpful. We will SAFE train for this need.

 

Psychiatric Nurse Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide care to psychiatric patients
  • Provide psychological support to patients and their families
  • Transcribe doctor’s orders, review charts
  • Administer psychiatric medications or treatments as directed
  • Monitor patient progress and document changes to behavior or health
  • Spend 1:1 time with each individual patient to get better understanding of their mental state of mind each shift
  • Collaborating with staff on psychiatric intervention plans
  • Conducting targeted psychoeducation, particularly with families and charting it
  • Restraining, consoling and sometimes medicating highly unsettled or escalating behaviors in patients
  • Monitoring and removing potentially harmful and triggering environmental features

Psychiatric Nurse Requirements and Qualifications

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • State RN license
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Certification in de-escalation techniques is a plus, but we will train
  • Experience in an inpatient psychiatric setting is preferred
  • Familiarity with cultural perceptions about psychiatric difficulties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Resilience, immense empathy, and resolution a must
  • Team player, respectful, dependable, positive attitude
  • Superb interpersonal and collaboration abilities

 

 

Pay is negotiable and is partially determined by experience.

To apply, send your resume to Chambers Memorial Hospital,  719 Detroit Ave., Danville, AR 72833 or fill out the form linked below to apply online.  For more infomration you may call us at 479-495-2241.

Have a question? Contact us today!

Contact CMH