Registered Nurse, RN in LaPlace, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/13/2021

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Job Description

We are actively seeking RNs to join our excellent nurse team! River Place Behavioral Health, a service of Ochsner Health System, provides state-of-the-art psychiatric care for adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health concerns. Conveniently located in LaPlace, Louisiana, just 20 minutes west of New Orleans and 40 minutes east of Baton Rouge. Among its many features, this historic community along the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint John the Baptist Parish offers the serenity and seclusion that are conducive to healing.

**$10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS** 

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased feelings of fear and anxiety amongst an already vulnerable population. There is no better time than now to work in a career field where you can directly support one another during a time of mental health crisis. We have taken increased precautions since the beginning of the pandemic and is a COVID safe facility. Join our RN team today and create a lasting positive impact on the well-being of our community! 

BENEFITS:

River Place Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our nurses. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available
  • $10,000 Sign-On Bonus with a one-year commitment
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement for full-time staff after 1-year
  • Retention bonus
  • Overtime pay
  • Excellent training program
  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities

AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND HOURS

We have full and part-time staff RN positions available for the day (7:00 AM - 7:30 PM) and night (7:00 PM - 7:30 AM) shifts. Shifts are 12-hours, 3 days per week with shift differentials available. All full-time RNs rotate weekend shifts.  

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION

River Place is committed to training and safety. All new-hire RNs attend general orientation for one week, which includes classroom training, EPIC training, BLS, and CPI training. After general orientation, the nurse begins a clinical orientation with a nurse preceptor which lasts for several shifts. Additional preceptor shifts available as needed

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE REGISTERED NURSE

  • As a Registered Nurse at River Place you will participate in the development and implementation of patients' treatment plan by: 
  • Assessing physical and behavioral health needs of patient, develop and implement nursing care plans, maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.
  • Providing nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring physician’s orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.
  • Ensuring patient’s status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented and notifying physicians of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.
  • Accurately administering medications per ordered note and document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
  • Exhibiting therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct attention and maintaining rational detachment.
  • Communicating therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved in patient treatment in an effective manner.
  • One of the most rewarding aspects of working as a Registered Nurse is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL/LICENSES REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Prefer one year of RN nursing experience within the clinical area of service provided by the facility.
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by Louisiana
  • First Aid, CPR, de-escalation, and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • Experience with EPIC EMR a plus



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