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Deltek Talent Management - RN - PSYCH - (21121)

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RN - PSYCH - (21121)

Facility Name
Springwoods Behavioral Health
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72704 US (Primary)
Career Area
Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health
Job Description

Interpersonal Relationships:  As a representative of Springwoods Behavioral Health, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct affect on the Facility’s image and perceptions of quality service.  Interaction with patients, family members, physicians, referral sources, affiliating schools, visitors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional.  This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, which is congruent with facility standards and guidelines to promote positive relations.

Position Purpose:  The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the provision of patient care according to professional standards of nursing practice in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.  Utilizes resources in an efficient and economic manner to ensure each resident achieves the highest practicable care in physical, mental, and social well-being.  Performs any and all professional nursing duties as determined by qualifications and training.

Job Requirements


  1. Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing principles, working concepts and theory, leadership skills, age specific growth and development, limit setting, crisis and behavior management.

  2. Excellent organization and time management skills are required to cope with complex schedules and fluctuations in census.

  3. Knowledge of Joint Commission and other federal, state and local laws that govern healthcare.

  4. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to communicate with patients, families, physicians, and hospital staff.Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public, department managers, and employees.

  5. Must be able to exercise good judgment and make recommendations in the best interest of the hospital and its employees.Must be able to demonstrate leadership ability.

  6. Maintain all competencies required by Joint Commission, laws, hospital policies and other regulatory agencies.

  7. Required visual acuity to provide observation of patients and physical agility to manage patients.Proficiency in reading and writing.

  8. Ability to provide direction, support, and supervision to nursing staff.

  9. Good organization and time management skills.

  10. Must have skill sets to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.

Licenses or Certifications:   Current licensure and registration by the Arkansas Board of Nurse Examiners as a Registered Nurse.  Current CPR, Verbal De-escalation, and Handle with Care certifications, or must obtain within 14-days of hire.  Successful completion of the American Nursing Association Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse program with credentialing is preferred. 

Total education, vocational training and experience:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  Three (3) years experience within the behavioral health field preferred or an equivalent combination of related education and experience preferred.

Registered Nurses with less than two (2) years behavioral health experience will follow the ANA Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health-Clinical Nursing Practice, including standards of care based on the nursing process, and standards of professional performance

Experience working with adolescents (ages 13-18), and/or adults (ages 18 plus) preferred

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