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Registered Nurse RN - Residential Crisis Stabilization

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Registered Nurse RN - Residential Crisis Stabilization - Night Hours: Full Time, Night Shift (3 days per week), 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. Location: Wellness Center at Courtland, Lynchburg VA 24501 Position Summary: The Registered Nurse - Crisis Stabilization unit is responsible for the overall medical care of assigned individuals, including the service delivery of basic nursing assessments; delivery of client/family education and diagnostic procedures; consultation with physicians; and carrying out of doctor's orders. Required Education and Experience:

  • The successful completion of a course of study that allows for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of VA is required. (Certificate / Registered Nurse).
  • One year of experience providing nursing services as an RN is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy and enhance an individual's treatment and access to community resources. Knowledge of nursing best practices. Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, physical health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse. Knowledge of mental health and detox substance abuse protocols. Knowledge of psychiatric/medical medications/treatments. Skill to administer medications as prescribed. Skill to analyze situations accurately and develop appropriate responses or techniques. Skill to communicate effectively in order to facilitate treatment and relay information to others as part of an interdisciplinary team. Skill to perform medical interviews in order to obtain information and to formulate appropriate treatment plans and referrals. Skill to produce, read, and relay medical lab results. Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed. Ability to promote positive, collaborative, and professional working relations among co-workers and representatives in the community. Ability to record data and complete documentation within established expectations and by communicated deadlines. Ability to respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner. Ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment. Willing and able to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required. Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites. About Horizon: Horizon Behavioral Health, founded in 1969, is the premier behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia. Horizon serves approximately 15,000 adults, children and families each year in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. Horizon was voted by the readers of Lynchburg Living Magazine as Best of Lynchburg in 2017 for counseling services in Lynchburg. We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. In addition, Horizon locations are approved NHSC sites, as well as qualified for PSLF loan forgiveness programs. We also offer tuition discounts with major local universities.

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