Job ID: 289582146  |  Last Updated: 7/10/2019

Professional Registered Nurse - Eastern NC (Psychiatric Hospital)

Job Description

Permanent Full-Time Registered Nurse - In-Patient Psychiatric Care

Base Salary $46,203.00 - $73,924.00 Annually

Location Goldsboro, NC (Wayne County, NC)

Job Number
Mission Statement
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources.

Cherry Hospital is an accredited state psychiatric hospital that serves Eastern North Carolina. We are currently seeking permanent full-time Registered Nurses for all 4 service areas. Adult Acute Admissions Units (AAU), Independent Transition Units (ITU), Geriatric Admissions Units (GAU), and our Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU). Some of the benefits of these positions include: 1) Several flexible scheduling options, including a 36/48 hour option 2) A full benefits package, 3) A challenging and dynamic environment, 4) Opportunities for overtime if desired/as needed, 5) A Just Culture work place, and 6) becoming a valued member of Cherry Hospital Team.
Our AAU units consist of three adult patient care units, two male, one female and 1 adolescent unit. Patients are admitted to one of these units from any of the 38 counties Cherry Hospital serves. The goal of the AAU and Adolescence is psychiatric crisis stabilization and return to the community.
Our ITU consists of four adult patient care units, three male and one female. Patients transition from the Admissions Units to the ITU with goals to achieve a life beyond inpatient hospitalization and transition back into the community.
Our GAU, is a 24-bed specialty unit dedicated to treating elderly and medically fragile patients requiring hospital level psychiatric assessment and care.
Our MPU, is an 18-bed specialty unit which offers highly specialized inpatient care for patients with dual medical and psychiatric diagnoses and is dedicated to treating patients who cannot be admitted to a general psychiatric unit because of complex medical needs such as telemetry, intravenous fluids, or oxygen supplementation.
On all of our units, our Registered Nurses work with an interdisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Rehabilitation Staff and Health Care Technicians to plan, development and implement individualized treatment plans to assist patients in meeting their goals. The Registered Nurse is also responsible for medication administration, assessment, ensuring the safety of our patients, therapeutic engagement and many more rewarding opportunities. These positions supervise Licensed Practical Nurses as well as Health Care Technicians to ensure safe and quality care delivery. The primary focus of this position includes, but is not limited to providing active programming and ensuring safety of our patients, which is driven by individual patients' treatment plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Prefer experience or strong interest in psychiatric or substance abuse nursing.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families and the multidisciplinary team
Ability to utilize critical decision-making skills in crisis situations
Ability to comprehend and follow hospital policies and procedures
Ability to utilize the nursing process throughout the patients' hospitalization
Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays
Ability to utilize proper ergonomics during patient care
As a condition for continued employment, must pass all required parts of CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute).
As an essential function of this position, the shift/unit assigned is primary but you may be required to work all shifts, weekends, holidays, during inclement weather and overtime and be assigned to another shift/unit/service area based on the hospital needs.

Management prefers for MPU: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.

How to Apply:

****Please follow instructions to apply on-line ( Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-855-524-5627.

**Applicants will be communicated with via email ONLY for updates on the status of their applications.

** All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Cherry Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Environment in accordance with DSOHF Tobacco Free Environment Policy.

* Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Cherry Hospital.
*As a condition for continued employment: Must successfully pass all required parts of CPI's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

*Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for employment with State Government must attach either Form DD-214 or discharge orders.
* Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.
It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-947-7478.

State of North Carolina
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An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government

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