Crisis Stabilization Unit Nurse

  • RiverValley Consulting Services
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit Owensboro Kentucky 42302 US
  • Dec 21, 2018
Other Nursing

Job Description

Age Requirement: All applicants must be 21 years of age or older to be considered for employment with RiverValley or its affiliates.

Crisis Stabilization Unit Nurse
RiverValley Behavioral Health
Owensboro, KY 42301

Location ID – CFC
Relocation is not provided and travel is occasionally required

Eligible for Over-Time: NO
Eligible for Shift Differential: NO

Job Summary:

+ This position is for the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) - an eight bed voluntary residential treatment for adults in psychiatric crisis.
+ Creates and maintains a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation.

A.         Creates an ongoing presence in the environment of care.

B.         Performs with a high level of professionalism.

C.         Acts as a role model.

D.         Monitors staff performance and reports on same with reference to medical/ nursing care.

+ Provides active leadership to staff in meeting standards of care through:

A.         Consistent monitoring,

B.         Completion of daily reports with members of the provider staff to ensure adequate and               

timely communication;

C.         Completion of assigned QE audits, and

D.         Monitoring assigned internships for Graduate nurses.

+ Manages and monitors the environment of care to include:

A.            Monitoring the pharmaceutical stock to ensure accurate controlled drug management and

timely pharmacy delivery of medications,

B.            Working with the Infection Control Nurse during quarterly inspections of the unit to ensure

problems are identified and departments are notified on a timely basis to remediate same,

C.            Assessing clients for acute and chronic health needs and referring to outside health

agencies for care as needed,

D.            Checking first aid kit and EDL monthly to verify if supplies are needed and to dispose of

and/ or reorder expired medications.

E.         On-call for medical advice to staff.

+ Identifies learning needs of staff members and clients and provides training as needed.

+ Communicates client needs to psychiatrist and other physicians as required for the purpose of coordinating efforts focusing on meeting patient needs while providing input to treatment team on patients medical need and its impact on CSU treatment plan.

+ Fosters collaborative working relationships among members of the leadership and management teams and programs.

+ Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
+ LPN Or RN (RN Preferred)

+ No experience required

Full-time employees are eligible for: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, and Long-term Disability

Part-time (0.6 and above) and Full-time employees are eligible for: Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, and 403b

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, and Criminal Background Check


Additional Information: EOE/M/F/VET/Disab