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Job Code:  130609
Facility: Summit Ridge
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

   SummitRidge Hospital specializes in the provision of mental health and chemical dependency services. Registered Nurse provides caring and professional inpatient nursing support to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis.

   Our in-patient nursing department is led by the Director of Nursing, Nurse Weekend Supervisor and includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Mental Health Technicians, and Patient Care Technicians. SummitRidge is committed to continuity of care and does not utilize agency staff, instead we maintain a fully trained PRN pool as needed.

  Join a fast-paced team as a Registered Nurse.   Prescribes, delegates and coordinates the nursing care provided on assigned unit, as appropriate for the ages of the patients served. Routinely functions as the nurse responsible for a group of patients or as a preceptor or the charge nurse. Supervises and directs the nursing care provided by other nursing staff in a positive and courteous manner. Communicates effectively to other staff to promote efficient continuity of care.

  Our team of professionals have extensive sub-specialty certifications and are here as partners on the path to wellness. Whether transitioning from treatment in our Behavioral Health Hospital, or accessing therapy or counseling for the first time, our team of experienced professionals is here to meet the needs of individuals and families. SummitRidge Hospital is licensed and accredited by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.




Minimum Qualifications:

- Graduate of an approved school of nursing with an AD, Diploma or BSN
- Currently licensed as an RN with the Georgia State Board of Nursing of temporary permit
- Prior experience with inpatient psychiatry strongly preferred

Position Tasks:


1.  Delivers nursing care and medications to the acutely ill patient through the nursing process of assessment planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation. 
2.  Identifies signs and symptoms, which include potential physiologic problems.
3.  Assists Mental Health Techs and LPN’s in identifying strategies to deal with behavioral responses to illnesses.
4.  Verbalizes patient care expected outcomes and care strategies to coworkers in charge of shift report.
5.  Demonstrates skill in planning care for patients with complex safety needs; assists Mental Health Techs and LPN’s in translating standards of care into an effective plan of care of the patient. 
6.  Provides guidance to Mental Health Techs and LPN’s in implementing an effective patient teaching/discharge planning, adapts teaching skills and plans to individual situations.




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