SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Nurse is a Licensed Practical Nurse who provides direct, supportive, and crisis care to behavioral health patients and some administrative tasks. The Behavioral Health Nurse will work under the direction of psychiatric providers, Psychiatric NP and the BH Clinical Director, and works closely with the residential program managers and staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
REQUIREMENTS: 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 functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:QUALIFICATION
CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Annual completion of Basic Life Support and CPR.
Must pass North Carolina Intervention Core Plus within 2 months of employment and continually maintain annual certification
Competency required in the areas of communication, verbal and written skills, age specific skills, and current
nursing protocols. Knwledge of the 6 rights to medication administration.
Knowing how to access information regarding and explain the use, contraindications, and side effects of medications.
Demonstrated competency in obtaining vital signs, triaging patients according to acuity, collecting specimens, and assess for
withdrawal symptoms. Ability to use interview techniques that assist the patient in describing his/her symptoms and assist in
discerning the situation, using a systems approach.