Psychiatric nurses support people with a range of mental health and addictions issues. They aim to build good relationships with patients and their families so that everyone is involved in the therapy process. A mental health nurse has to be sympathetic and non-judgmental. You will need to be able to gain a patient’s trust. You’ll also need to manage emotional situations.
This position provides direct patient care with support from two behavioral health assistants and other scheduled psychiatric nurses. This is for a 12 bed inpatient locked adult mental health unit inside of a rural hospital so we serve both voluntary and involuntary patients. The unit is managed by the Nursing Director, Psychiatrist (including Medical Director) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Behavioral Health Assistants, Therapists and Social Work Case Manager. We provide groups and activities on a scheduled basis throughout the day. We also have numerous sensory tools available to patients to help manage their crisis in addition to our serenity rooms.
Teamwork is essential in this setting and the staff providing care to patients in Mental Health Crisis work together collaboratively to keep the unit safe for patients and themselves. Staff are trained in de-escalation techniques and provided opportunities for learning as they arise. Our staff and unit prides itself on our very low restraint / seclusion rates and promotion of staff and patient safety. Our unit utilizes duress buttons and dynamic flexibility to approach each patient and situation in the safest way possible. New nurses are given orientation / preceptorship for 2-3 months depending on the experience of the nurse. New graduate nurses are given three months of orientation with a supervising nurse.
This position is for three twelve hour shifts per week (72 hours per pay period). It may be day or night shift depending on need.
RN License in Alaska
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: PsychRN1
About Bartlett Regional Hospital
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Originally known as St. Ann's Hospital, the hospital opened in 1886 and was operated by the Sisters of St. Ann until the 1960s. In 1965, the hospital's operations were turned over to the City and Borough of Juneau, and a new facility was built at the hospital's present location on Hospital Drive.
Bartlett Regional Hospital is licensed for a total of 57 inpatient beds (with a 12 bed inpatient adult locked Mental Health Unit) and 16 residential substance-abuse treatment facility beds in the Rainforest Recovery Center. The hospital serves a 15,000-square-mile region in the northern part of Southeast Alaska. Approximately 55,000 people reside in our service area, with most communities inaccessible by road.
The Joint Commission accredits Bartlett Regional Hospital and all of its services.
Juneau is the capital of Alaska and is the third largest city, with a population of approximately 32,000.