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Registered Nurse PRN -

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: November 4, 2018

Job Description:

Registered Nurse RN - PRN - Crisis Stabilization Location: Wellness Center at Courtland, Lynchburg, VA 24504 Hours: Hourly PRN Nurses will be asked to submit availability each month, hours will be a combination of scheduled shifts and providing coverage for sick calls and unscheduled needs. Shifts are typically 12 hours, but PRN Nurses may be scheduled for shorter shifts according to their availability and staffing needs. Must be willing to work all shifts and weekends - weekend on-call program is also available for PRN Nurses. 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 & Experience:

  • The successful completion of a course of study that allows for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of VA is required.
  • 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. Knowledge, Skills & 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 client at other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites. About Horizon: Horizon welcomes new graduates, and we value promoting the development of young professional in our community. Horizon Behavioral Health, founded in 1969, is the premier behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia. Because we are considered a "training ground" among health care practices, our professionals have been developing talent for coming up on 50 years. 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. #zr

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