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Lead Nurse, RN - Residential Crisis Stabilization

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:

Lead Nurse (RN) - Residential Crisis Stabilization Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504 Hours: Full time (37.5 hours), Day Shift Position Summary: The Lead Nurse is responsible for the overall coverage/medical care and supervision of clients with severe mental health issues according to the physician's orders and the policies of the agency and the department. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) is required. Three years of nursing experience as a registered nurse and one year of supervisory experience 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 psychiatric/medical medications/treatments. Knowledge of alcohol and drug detox protocols. 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. Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships. Ability to promote positive, collaborative, and professional working relations among co-workers and representatives in the community. Ability to respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner. Willing and available 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 other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; 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.

Keywords: Horizon Behavioral Health, Lynchburg , Lead Nurse, RN - Residential Crisis Stabilization, Healthcare , Lynchburg, Virginia

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