Universal Health Services, Inc.
(UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the
nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS
owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals,
behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United
States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
UHS built an impressive record of achievement and
performance, steadily growing from a startup company with zero
revenue into a Fortune 500 corporation with annual revenue that
exceeds $8 billion. The company's operating philosophy has proven to
be effective: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly
growing markets, then invest in the people and equipment needed to
allow each facility to thrive and become a dominant healthcare
provider in its community.
Headquartered in King of
Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed
among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies” and one of the 30
Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.
The Ridge Behavioral Health System is
seeking a dynamic and talented Registered
Nurse for PRN.
Located in Lexington, KY, the heart of the Bluegrass, The
Ridge Behavioral Health System offers a healing environment that
is reassuring to a patients’ sense of security and
confidentiality. Dedicated to excellence, The Ridge Behavioral Health
System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations, as a licensed, 110-bed hospital, providing
psychiatric (mental health) and chemical dependency (drug &
alcohol rehabilitation) services to children, adolescents and adults.
Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.
Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a
six-day per week basis, days and evenings. Care is provided according
to an established code of ethical conduct and strict adherence to
patient rights. The Ridge Behavioral Health
System is owned and operated by Universal Health
Registered Nurse provides professional
nursing care to patients within the treatment milieu utilizing
Standards of Nursing Practice and Care.
Essential Responsibilities Include, But
Not Limited To:
- Accurately and timely completes the following
duties: new patient admissions, assessment, orders, treatment plan,
property inventory, nutritional screening, progress note, patient
education, safe and efficient medication administration
- Facilitates group activities tailored to the
appropriate topic, age, and level of understanding as approved by the
- Adheres to and completes precaution forms in
accordance with hospital policy and procedure
- Initiates treatment plan upon admission and
updates treatment plan based on patient’s assessed needs
- Demonstrates ability to administer medications
according to hospital policy and procedures
- Communicates changes in patient’s status
(legal, psychiatric, physical) with physician and immediate
supervisor and other treatment team members
- Provides appropriate crisis intervention as
necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating
behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the
situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns; follows proper NCI
de-escalation techniques when handling crisis situations.
- Ensure therapeutic milieu is maintained
- Round on the unit with physician as needed
- Notify Nurse Manager and/or Nursing Supervisor
of any staffing needs, unusual events, risk indicators, &
infection control issues. Complete forms as required
- Progress notes are current, complete, legible,
and reflect accurate objective information and adhere to
documentation protocols and policies. Notes include physical,
medical, and behavioral status in accordance with BIRP guidelines.
- Documents & reports incidents immediately
and according to policy.
Nurse provides professional nursing care to
patients within the treatment milieu utilizing Standards of Nursing
Practice and Care.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.
• Current RN Licensure
• NCI (nonviolent crisis
intervention) required. This training also offered upon hire.
Demonstrate accurate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
• Ability to clearly communicate
findings both verbally and in writing.
theoretical and practical knowledge of Standards of Nursing Practice
and Care in all aspects of patient care provided.
Demonstrate knowledge and support of the psychotherapeutic based
treatment model and ability to utilize knowledge in patient care and
This opportunity provides the
• Challenging and rewarding work
• Growth and development opportunities within
UHS and its subsidiaries.
• Competitive Compensation.
• 3 Weeks of Paid Training.
The Ridge Behavioral Health
Systems, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance
from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes
submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the
Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search
agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property
of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by
UHS as a result of the referral or through other