RN - (N455) Clinical/FT Mon - Fri 7a - 3p

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the onlyfreestanding, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Birminghamarea. It draws on a rich tradition while staying on the cutting edgeof new developments in treating psychiatric illness and enhancingmental health. We treat mental illness, emotional problems and adultswith chemical dependency.
Hill Crest BHS currently has a Registered Nurse (RN)position available. This person will be responsible for the assistingwith the overall management of the milieu. They also must be able toprovide care based on physical, psychological, social, educational,safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patientsserved.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Provides general nursing care as required.
Documentation reflects nursing process: assessment,intervention, and evaluation of interventions.
Assists in developing measurable goals on the MasterTreatment Plan that are mutually set with the treatment team andpatient.
Modifies nursing component of the MTP as required by changingpatient needs as determined by evaluation of care administered andestablished standards of care.
Provides a safe, therapeutic environment that protectspatients' rights through limit setting.
Serves as a role model for patients and staff; develops atherapeutic relationship with assigned patients.
Established contact with the patients physician, socialworker and program managers in order to assist in planning thepatients care.
Admits discharges and transfers patients based on physicianorders and per P&P.
Makes discharge plans for each patient in collaboration withthe treatment team.
Interviews patients and family on admission and produceswritten Nursing Assessment and critical plan (MTP); assists othertreatment team members and patient in developing measurable treatmentplan goals.
Carries out and documents patient/family education and D/Cplanning per P&P.
Observes patient behavior for changes in order to intervenetherapeutically. Records changes and communicates changes toappropriate staff.
Safely prepares, administers, and monitors and documentsresults of medication.
Assists with procedures and physical exams.
Reviews medical record, checks physician orders, and recordsproperly.
Participates in committee activities as required or requestedby director or unit manager.
Demonstrates awareness and follows program policies toinclude contraband and sharps, search policy, and understands thesignificance of enforcing policies to promote a safe and drug-freeenvironment.
Requirements
Education/Training:
Graduation from an accredited school ofnursing.
ADN or BSN in Nursing.
Current status as a RN in the state ofAlabama.
Experience/Requirements:
Prefer one year (minimum) experience inpsychiatric patient care or similar setting.
All new hires are required to attend one weekof New Employee Orientation on day shift, normally 8:00am - 5:00pmMonday through Friday. RN's are required to train 3 additional daysTuesday - Thursday the following week.
Must pass background and drug screen.
Knowledge andSkills:
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate nursingassessment, diagnoses and interventions with patients.
Ability to direct subordinates in theperformance of their duties.
Skill in preparing and maintaining appropriatemedical record documentation.
Hill Crest BHS is not accepting unsolicitedassistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please,no phone calls or e-mails. All resumes submitted by search firms toany employee at Hill Crest BHS via e-mail, the Internet, or in anyform and/or method without a valid written search agreement in placefor this position will be deemed the sole property of Hill Crest BHS.No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Hill CrestBHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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