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operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral
health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978,
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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 for 7p-7a. 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
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 situation.
- 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
Understands the difference between age appropriate
behaviors versus pathological behaviors in the patient population.
Understands the uniqueness of the program tract and the focus on
- 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.
- May be asked to assist Director of Nursing to
complete various jobs including infection control aspects and various
Must be a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the
state of Arkansas. CPR certification and Handle with Care are
required. 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.
Directly 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
Universal Health Services - 6 months ago