Description of Work
This Registered Nurse position is responsible to perform inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization for individuals with substance use and other co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis, for ongoing community-based treatment and recovery. The Registered Nurse develops nursing care plans based on diagnosis, identified patient problems and independently carries out the nursing process. Job responsibilities include the following:
Providing direct patient care to the patients such as monitoring physical status, vital signs, nurse triage assessments, and monitoring patients for physical and psychological changes.
Administers medication as prescribed and monitors for side effects of medication. Educates patients on medications dispensed.
Collaborates with the Treatment Team and participates in the treatment planning process. Provides individualized patient information gathered in the assessment process to access patient needs and responses to treatment.
Serves as Charge Nurse in the absence of the Nurse Supervisor guiding and instructing Licensed Practical Nurse and Health Care Technicians in policies and procedures as it relates to the Nursing Department.
RN licensure in North Carolina, Compact State Licensure, or pending licensure after graduation from a nursing program is required.
We are accepting "graduate" temporary permits! Since testing centers for NCLEX are temporarily closed, NCBON has reinstituted the "Graduate Nurse" status for NC graduates. See Minimum Education and Experience Requirements section below for more details.
Salary Grade: GN12
Positions will be assigned to Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital and the typical schedule will be 6:45 pm to 7:15 am on a two-week rotating 48/36 schedule.
About the Walter B. Jones Center:
The Walter B. Jones Center operates two adult inpatient treatment programs on site in Greenville, NC: (1) Woodside Treatment Center and (2) Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital.
The primary purpose and mission of the Walter B. Jones Center is "To provide inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization and medical detoxification for individuals with mental health, substance use and other co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses for ongoing community based treatment and recovery". The Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and SAMHSA/CSAT. Two specialty programs are offered to all 100 NC Counties: (1) Inpatient Opioid Treatment for adults and (2) Inpatient Perinatal Services for women in their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters with substance use disorders. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Proven knowledge of professional principles, practices and theory of nursing and its application.
Proven knowledge of medications and the physiological effect of those medications
Demonstrated ability to independently plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team; skill in delegation and making assignments
Demonstrated ability to demonstrate patience in dealing with patients, clients, and families
Demonstrated ability to communicate information to patients, families and staff in a concise and descriptive manner, verbally, in writing or by demonstration.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Graduate Temporary Permit
Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.
About the Graduate Temporary Permit from the NC Board of Nursing:
The testing centers for the NCLEX exam have temporarily been closed, and in order to support the current critical needs for LPNs and RNs during the COVID-19 pandemic, NCBON has reinstituted the "Graduate Nurse" status for new North Carolina graduates. Program Directors of Schools of Nursing will determine whether individual students have mastered the required competencies for program completion.
Once the Program Director deems a student "eligible for graduation", the individual can apply to NCBON for a "graduate" temporary permit. The temporary permit will allow the graduate nurse (RN and LPN) to practice to their full scope, provided they have RN supervision. This temporary approval is for North Carolina only (a single state license) and is time-limited until the graduate can take the NCLEX exam and complete the fingerprint background check for full licensure.
You can find the complete message at the NC Board of Nursing website: https://www.ncbon.com/news-publications-statistics-important-information-about-covid-19
Once the testing centers open again, nurses hired with Graduate Temporary Permits will be expected to pass the exam to continue to work at our facilities.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal records background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
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