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(Archived) Psychiatric- Mental Health Registered Nurse

Last Updated: 8/20/19

Job Description

Cherry Hospital is an accredited state psychiatric hospital that serves Eastern North Carolina. We are currently seeking permanent full-time Registered Nurses for all service areas. Adult Acute Admissions Units (AAU), Independent Transition Units (ITU), Geriatric Admissions Units (GAU), and Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU). 

Some of the benefits of these positions include:

1) Flexible scheduling options, including a 36/48 hour option and stellar shift premiums

2) A full and very competitive benefits package (our pension program is ranked 3rd in the nation!)

3) A challenging, dynamic work environment with opportunities for advancement

4) Opportunities for overtime if desired/as needed

5) A Just Culture work place

6) becoming a valued member of Cherry Hospital Team

About Cherry Hospital:

Cherry Hospital has three acute adult patient care units (two male, one female) and 1 adolescent unit.  The goal of the AAU and Adolescence is psychiatric crisis stabilization and return to the community.

Intensive Treatment Units include four adult patient care units (three male units and one female unit). Patients transition from the Admissions Units to the ITU with goals to achieve a life beyond inpatient hospitalization and transition back into the community. 

Cherry Hospital has a Geriatric Unit which is a 24-bed specialty unit dedicated to treating elderly and medically fragile patients requiring hospital level psychiatric assessment and care.

The Medical Psychiatric Unit (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  units 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 a 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.

Supplemental and Contact Information

How to Apply:
 
****Please follow instructions to apply on-line ([Register to View] .  Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-[Register to View] .
 
**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


* 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 ensure completion of 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.
 

 *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?
 
 For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at [Register to View] . If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at [Register to View] .

Company Details


Cherry Hospital

Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States

Cherry Hospital is a large in-patient psychiatric hospital serving the citizens of 38 eastern North Carolina counties. The hospital is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, State of North Carolina. It is one of three state psychiatric hospitals in North Carolina. Our Mission is to provide excellent, psychiatric care to individuals with the greatest need and the least reso...