Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health

University Of Missouri System Columbia , MO 65201

Posted 2 months ago

Shift: Nights

  • 32 hours a week

  • 4 8's Monday- Thursday 11:00pm-7:30am with rotating holidays; No Weekends

Location: Missouri Psychiatric Center

Department: Assessment

Salary Range: $29.85/hour - $48.27/hour base rate (final salary based on work experience)

$3/hour premium pay for all shifts

$4/hour night shift differential

Current Offers:

Earn a $10,000 Retention Reward

  • Paid over 2 years in your time with us!


Up to $10,000 in Student Loan Repayment = Up to $2,000/year for 5 years


$5,000 Relocation Incentive if you live greater than 50 miles from Columbia

Missouri Psychiatric Center (MUPC) at MU Health Care

  • Provide short-term crisis stabilization and intensive inpatient services to adults, adolescents, and children.

  • Work in a newly renovated facility with state-of-the-art safety features.

  • We provide special training in non-violent crisis intervention (Crisis Prevention Institute).

  • We offer special training in behavioral therapy, therapeutic communication, group skills, and more!

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

Detailed Description:

  • Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs, sets goals, and prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning.

  • Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly. Utilizes an appropriate tool for assessment and reassessment (0-10 numerical scale, FACES, or the FLACC.)

  • Demonstrates an understanding of medications with regards to action and side effects. Reports pertinent information to appropriate individual. Educates patients and significant others about their medications.

  • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions in accomplishing goals and intended patient care outcomes. Maintain the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and assigned nursing unit.

  • Participates in meetings, in-services, and quality and performance improvement groups. Full understanding of the attendance and punctuality guidelines, and adhere to the dress code.

  • Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e. physicians, head nurse, charge nurse, and/or nursing supervisor) and records those observations accurately and concisely.

  • Provides quality care to patients and work with multi-disciplinary team to ensure the highest patient satisfaction. May complete unit/department specific duties as outlined in department documents.

Required Qualifications

Missouri Board of Nursing RN or Nurse Licensure Compact multi-state RN. When primary state of residency changes, compact state RNs must apply under new state of residency within thirty (30) days.

One (1) year of acute care and/or operating room RN experience.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job.

This position is very active and requires ambulating, reaching, and moving objects weighing up to and over 20 lbs. This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. This position is in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.

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