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Registered Nurse-3-11 Shift

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Registered Nurse-3-11 Shift

Job Code:  217297
Facility: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas
Location: BENTON, AR US
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Certification 
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Rivendell Behavioral Health Services is an 80-bed full-service behavioral healthcare acute care facility located in Benton, AR, that has been providing quality health care to the residents of Arkansas since 1986 that is currently seeking a RN for 3-11 Shift. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services was recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2011. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services has been offering hope to individuals, families, and communities for nearly 30 years. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services is the leader in providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. Our commitment to care includes developing integrated delivery systems through partnerships with medical surgical hospitals, community mental health centers, educational institutions, managed care organizations, local health professionals and agencies. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services strives to set the standard for excellence in the field of behavioral health care and maintains its leadership role by treating each patient as a respected individual of our community.


  • The RN has responsibility for creating, maintaining and managing a therapeutic milieu within the treatment program to ensure the safety of patients and staff. This includes being in charge of the LPN's, and MHA's, by making assignments & monitoring the care which they give.
  • Performs ongoing assessments of the behavioral and medical needs of the patients each shift. Charts those observations of the patient in the nurse’s note each shift, in a legible and concise manner.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates age specific and developmentally appropriate individualized nursing care on the interdisciplinary treatment plans. Updates treatment plans as necessary. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in age-specific criteria of the unit to which assignment is made:
  • Child Acute Care Unit
    Assists with activities of daily living as indicated for the specific unit including safety issues related to immobility, safety, restraints, and decreased sensorium. Is able to assess the patient's level of orientation and identify cues for assessment based on functioning level. Understands the specific unit programming and functioning level interventions to meet the needs of the more chronic patient.
  • Acute Care Unit (short term stays for ages 5 through 17)
    Understands the difference between age appropriate behaviors versus pathological behaviors in the patient population. Understands the uniqueness of the program tract and the focus on development status.
  • Understands the specific unit programming and developmentally sound interventions to meet the needs of the more chronic patient.
  • Carries out physician orders regarding diet, medication and treatment.
  • Report to the charge nurse patient's signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment and/or interventions and the patient's response to the treatments and documents same in the medical record according to hospital policy. Alerts physician to clinically pertinent findings in a timely manner.
  • Under the direction of the Charge Nurse authorizes emergency implementation of seclusion and physical restraint in the physician's absence according to hospital policy.
  • Participates in, supervises and documents, special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of patients according to hospital policy.
  • Assists in coordinating treatment as a team member through participation in treatment planning meetings.
  • Supervises and/or provides direct supervision to those patients on 1:1 precautions and assures the obervations levels are followed. Understands and teaches others how to properly transfer observation check sheets to on coming staff.
  • Educates patient/family toward an understanding of health/illness and the plans for post discharge care. Responsible for running or supervising all milieu groups and health teaching groups.
  • Attends mandatory hospital and department inservices and monthly department meetings. Participates in the Performance Improvement process and other research projects.
  • Performs basic first aid, manages emergency situations as necessary.
  • Administers PRNs to assigned patients and completes appropriate documentation on the MAR.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be a Registered Nurse licensed to practice nursing in the State of Arkansas. CPR certification must be current. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred but not required. Must be knowledgeable and understanding of nursing practices and principles within the psychiatric setting. Ability to plan for and provide developmentally appropriate individualized nursing care. Ability to teach select aspects of nursing care to others. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and /or making nursing decisions. Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with patients, families, visitors and staff.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

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