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Job Code:  225547
Facility: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Kentucky
Location: BOWLING GREEN, KY US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
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 Hospital is a 125-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility. Rivendell has served Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana for more than 25 years. We provide quality services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We help individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment.

An excellent career opportunity for a health care professional who desires to directly impact the patient services provided at Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky; we are seeking candidates for the position of Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients within the treatment milieu utilizing Standards of Nursing Practice and Care.

1. Maximizes opportunities for quality care.
2. Contributes to and participates in Performance Improvement.
3. Active involvement in managing the therapeutic milieu and making sound, independent
nursing decisions.
4. Maintains safe physical management certification.
5. Attends required in-services and completes Staff Education Attendance Record.
6. Completes nursing assessment, Kardex, physician orders, MAR and Treatment Plan
within 8 hours of admission.
7. Ensures neat, timely and accurate transcription of physician orders.
8. Documentation reflects nursing process, including individualized education and discharge
planning needs of the patient and family.
9. Develop an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals that reflects
understanding of nursing process.
10. Develops and facilitates therapeutic milieu groups.
11. Supervises and evaluates MHA led educational groups.
12. Encourages family involvement in patient care.
13. Responds to identified patient and family educational needs.
14 Incorporates hospital mission statement in all aspects of work. Responds to changing unit
needs. Demonstrates understanding of cost containment and economy of hospital
resources when indicated.
15. Supports and follows legal requirements and nursing department policy and procedures.
16. Participates in scheduled meetings and in-services.
17. Provides clear and concise communication. Collaborates with other health team members
regarding patient and/or unit needs. Shares pertinent assessments, incorporates other
disciplines knowledge of skill.
18. Participates in orientation of new employees, willingly serves as preceptor and role model.
19. Conducts self in professional manner.
20. Seeks opportunities for continued education and professional growth.
21. Maintains positive, energetic attitude.
22. Incorporates service specific knowledge (children, adolescent, sex offender, or dual
diagnosis/chemical dependency) into daily activities.
23. Willingly accepts additional responsibilities outside routine job functions.
24. Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.
25. Will attend hospital safety trainings.
26. Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.
27. Will report all accidents immediately.


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must be a registered nurse licensed to practice nursing in Kentucky.

Training and Experience: Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.

Knowledge Required: Demonstrate accurate assessment skills and ability to clearly communicate findings both verbally and in writing. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of Standards of Nursing Practice and Care in all aspects of care
provided. Demonstrate knowledge and support of the psychotherapeutic based treatment model and ability to utilize knowledge in patient care and therapeutic milieu.

Physical Demands: Position requires: walking, standing, sitting, lifting, assisting with the restraint of patients when necessary for the safety of the patient and others and irregular working hours.


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