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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
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integrity, competence and compassion
Health Services is a 77-bed full-service behavioral healthcare acute
care facility located in Benton, AR, that has been providing quality
health care to the residents of Arkansas since 1986 that is currently
seeking a Charge Nurse. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services was
recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality
Measures for 2011. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services has been
offering hope to individuals, families, and communities for nearly 30
years. Rivendell Behavioral Health Services is the leader in
providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. Our
commitment to care includes developing integrated delivery systems
through partnerships with medical surgical hospitals, community
mental health centers, educational institutions, managed care
organizations, local health professionals and agencies. Rivendell
Behavioral Health Services strives to set the standard for excellence
in the field of behavioral health care and maintains its leadership
role by treating each patient as a respected individual of our
The Charge Nurse is responsible for the
clinical practice of nursing which includes directing all services
provided by the Nursing Services Department. This position ensures
the safety of the patients and staff during their assigned shift and
is ultimately in charge of all aspects of patient care.
- Assumes responsibility for all clinical
nursing functions for the designated shift; ensuring hospital and
department policies and procedures are carried out fully, concisely
- Makes unit assignments and staffing
adjustments based on hospital and patient care needs, staff
capabilities and co-descriptions. Shares in nursing on-call
assignments to ensure patient safety, in an emergency
- Demonstrates knowledge and competency in
age-specific criteria of the unit to which assignment is made:
Adult Acute Care Unit (short term stays for general adult
population above age 18)
Assists with activities of daily
living as indicated for the specific unit including safety issues
related to immobility, safety, restraints, and decreased sensorium.
Is able to assess the patient's level of orientation and identify
cues for assessment based on functioning level. Understands the
specific unit programming and functioning level interventions to meet
the needs of the more chronic patient.
Acute Care Unit
(short term stays for ages 5 through 17)
difference between age appropriate behaviors versus pathological
behaviors in the patient population. Understands the uniqueness of
the program tract and the focus on development status.
The Academy – Adolescent (long term care for
ages 12 through 17)
Assists with activities of daily living
as developmentally indicated for the specific unit including safety
issues related to immobility, safety, emergency interventions, and
decreased sensorium. Is able to assess the patient's level of
orientation and identify cues for assessment based on developmental
theory. Understands the specific unit programming and developmentally
sound interventions to meet the needs of the more chronic patient.
- Demonstrates correct procedure for reporting
and follow-up of any type problems, i.e. patient care, medical staff,
employee, equipment failure, support areas, etc.
- Serves as the fire Marshall during shifts,
other than 7-3 shift. Responsible for notifying the AOC of any alarms
and how patients were safely moved from harms way.
- Uses empathetic, caring and customer-oriented
approach when intervening with patients, families, visitors and other
- Participates in ongoing evaluation of the
effectiveness of the therapeutic milieu by assisting in the
collection of data for performance improvement studies. Demonstrates
proficiency in completion of admission assessments and initial
treatment plans using the nursing process.
- Demonstrates proficiency in giving patient
report to oncoming shift with complete and concise information in a
- Provides direct care services for patients.
- Identifies actual and/or potential emergency
situations and intervenes taking action to minimize or prevent
- Actively evaluates training needs for staff
and completes yearly performance evaluations for members of his/her
- Participates in the orientation, training, and
education of nurses and nursing support staff.
- Completes pre-admission screening form on
assessment and referral callers and arranges for assessment to
determine level of care required.
- Attends designated meetings and mandatory
in-services, often times presenting new, up-to-date material. Has
effective written and verbal communication skills.
following are the job requirements for the Charge Nurse position:
The Charge Nurse, under the
direction of the Director of Nursing or designee, is responsible for
the coordination and supervision of Nursing Department staff of
supervises 15 to 20 employees in the Nursing Department. Carries out
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's
policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing
work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees;
addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduate of an
accredited school of nursing. Experience in psychiatric nursing
required. Previous supervisory or charge experience preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of nursing practices and principles
within the psychiatric setting.
Ability to read and interpret
documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports
and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of
customers or employees of organization.
Ability to solve practical
problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a
variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or
Ability to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and
percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the state of Arkansas. CPR
certification and Handle with Care/First Aid are required.
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required
to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and
walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly
lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to
25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Other
Duties as Assigned
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from
search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls
or emails. 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
Universal Health Services
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