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Registered Nurse-PRN

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Registered Nurse-PRN

Job Code:  194825
Facility: Lighthouse Behavioral Health
Location: CONWAY, SC US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, RN
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

Lighthouse Care Center of Conway, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), is located in Conway, South Carolina., just a few miles north of Myrtle Beach. We provide three levels of care — inpatient acute psychiatric and substance abuse treatment for adults, adolescent residential programming and adolescent and children acute services. Lighthouse is a JCAHO-accredited Hospital and Residential Treatment Facility.

Job Summary:

Provides nursing care through physical and mental assessments, laboratory testing, treatment plans and therapeutic treatments. Knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral. Performs crisis intervention. Participates in the department's performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of client including, pediatric, adolescent, adult and the geriatric population.
  • Ability to perform nursing assessments on all clients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent, geriatric and the general client population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the client and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs thorough client psychiatric interviews.
  • Continuously observes client's behavior, mental status and activities.
  • Formulates and implements client treatment plans; family is included when appropriate.
  •  Revises treatment plans as indicated by the client's response to treatment and evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
  • Knowledgeable of medications including psychotropic drugs and their correct administration based on the age of the client and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Performs client care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for client's age.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform crisis intervention and triage.
  • Provides psychotherapeutic treatments to clients and families; individual sessions, groups, family sessions and educational classes.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Coordinates and supervises client care as necessary.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to the Nurse Manager, coworkers and physicians.
  • Concurs with members of the treatment team for the benefit of the client.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the client's needs.
  • Treats clients and families with respect and dignity; provides emotional support.
  • Performs all aspects of client care in an environment that optimizes client safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Provides education to the client and family concerning treatment plans, compliance with the treatment plan, medications and their side effects.
  • Functions as a client and family advocate at all times.
  • Orients new staff members and students.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
  • Completes annual educational requirements.


Professional Requirements:

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures client confidentiality and complies with HIPAA guidelines at all times.
  • Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
  • Attends staff meetings annually; reads and returns all monthly staff meeting minutes.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding corporate compliance and ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as well as the focus statement of the department.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Current SC State Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification or successful completion during orientation.
  • Current CPI certification or ability to successfully obtain during orientation.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in a behavioral health care setting preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in an acute care setting preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Additional languages preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of psychosocial, cognitive and/or developmental disorders.

Physical Demands:

  • Bending, stooping, lifting and pulling during direct client care necessary as required. May be required to assume awkward positions during physical management of violent or emotionally disturbed clients. Ability to safely participate in and/or supervise physical leisure activities of designated client population.

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