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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
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
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
- Understands the specific unit programming and
developmentally sound interventions to meet the needs of the more
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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.