Registered Nurse (RN) - Nights in Riverdale, GA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

    This is a challenging, dynamic, and extremely rewarding position. While serving as a Registered Nurse (RN) with us at Riverwoods Behavioral Health, you will have the opportunity to enhance your current skill set, develop new capabilities, assume greater responsibilities, and become a recognized leader in your field. Every day that you are with us, you will know that your efforts are directly improving the lives of individuals and families in crisis. You will be a pivotal provider of empathetic care. 

    RiverWoods Behavioral Health,  part of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare network, provides comprehensive care within a safe, structured, and highly supportive environment. We have earned a national reputation both for clinical excellence and an unwavering commitment to superior customer service. Your contributions as a nurse will ensure that we maintain the highest standards and retain our position as a recognized leader in the behavioral healthcare space.


    RiverWoods Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include:

    • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
    • Tuition Reimbursement for full-time staff
    • 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


    We have full and part-time positions for our night (7p-7:30a) shift available. Shifts are 12-hours, 3 days per week with shift differentials available. All full-time RNs rotate weekend shifts. 


    • Provide and coordinate care 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.
    • Provide 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.
    • Ensure physician’s orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.
    • Ensure patient’s status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented. Notify physician of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.
    • Nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs. Initial treatment plan is completed upon admission.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.
    • Accurately administer medications per ordered note and document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
    • Responsible for completing admission and discharge processed efficiently and accurately as directed.
    • Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful to personal space, giving patient direct attention and maintaining rational detachment.
    • Provide direction or coordinate the activities of the unit as directed.
    • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, coworkers and others involved in patient treatment in an effective manner.


    • Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
    • Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by the state of Georgia
    • Previous psych nursing experience highly preferred
    • CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification preferred (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
    • First Aid may be required based on state or facility requirements.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)