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Company: Unity Psychiatric Care
Location: Columbia, TN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

About Unity Psychiatric Care

Unity Psychiatric Care, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners Inc., operates psychiatric hospitals in Memphis, Clarksville, Columbia, and Martin, Tennessee, as well as in Huntsville, Alabama. These hospitals specialize in treating geriatrics who are experiencing a mental health crisis or behavioral disturbances, including those caused by dementia. Unity Psychiatric Care is building a new 48-bed psychiatric hospital in Clarksville, Tennessee for adults slated to open in 2020.  Services will include a full range of diagnostic evaluation and behavioral health treatments. For more information, visit UnityPsych.com. 

*** Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm ***

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The purpose of this position is to provide clinical oversight for the day-to-day operations of the hospital, work with patients in a therapeutic setting, follow and carry out physician orders, complete assessments, initiate and update treatment plans, direct patient care, group and individual therapy/education, referral for intake and continuum of care, application of treatment and restraints or seclusion interventions.  Meeting patient goals, clinical documentation, IV administration, educating family members, teaching and supervising other mental healthcare workers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation; including but not limited to:

  • Evaluates the care for each patient on admission and on an ongoing basis in accordance with accepted nursing practice
  • Ensures that the nursing staff develops and keeps current nursing care plans for each patient
  • Makes all patient care assignments
  • Reviews staffing schedules and meets patient care need to make adjustment for nursing staff absenteeism
  • IV administration and venipuncture techniques as authorized by state laws
  • Patient/Family education regarding medication administration, patient disorder needs, benefits, side effects, disease prevention and basic living skills
  • Complete comprehensive nursing assessments, treatment, and tests
  • Complete psychiatric metric measures
  • Provide pharmaceutical services within scope of license and education
  • Demonstrates the development discharge plans/reassessment of plans that are made before discharge and arrangements for appropriate post-hospital care that avoid unnecessary delays in discharge
  • Provide emergency care within safe and appropriate times

Required Work Experience:  

  • One (1) year of clinical nursing experience preferably in geriatrics and/or mental health 

Licensing/Certification/Education Requirements:  

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with a Registered Nursing (RN) Degree
  • Current State Registered Nursing (RN) License
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Current CPI Certification

 Other Requirements: 

  • Position may require unscheduled overtime, week-end work
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours
  • Travel required

Physical Requirements:

  • Job will require frequent lifting of objects up to 40 pounds

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Our Organization does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state, and local laws. The Organization will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities should a request for an accommodation be made.



Qualifications

Education
Required
  • Associates degree or better

Preferred
  • Bachelors degree or better

Licenses & Certifications
Required
  • Registered Nurse

Preferred
  • CPI Certification
  • CPR Certification


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