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Direct Care RN

Health and Human Services

Staunton

Direct Care RN

  • 494237
  • Staunton, Virginia, United States
  • Center Children & Adolescents
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Title: Direct Care RN

Hiring Range: Commensurate with Experience

Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop

Location: Comm Ctr for Child & Adoles

Agency Website: https://ccca.dbhds.virginia.gov/

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents (CCCA) is seeking RNs to provide age-specific nursing care to child and adolescent psychiatric patients in a safe, therapeutic environment using the least restrictive measures necessary.

The role of the RN is to work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary treatment team to provide collaborative trauma-informed psychiatric care to their assigned patients, prioritizing care according to patient acuity, and managing changes in patient behavior and/or physical condition as part of the treatment team.

RNs utilize the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care, and document such care and patients’ response in accordance with policy and HIPAA regulations.

RNs are actively involved in admission, discharge, and transfer of patients, and provide patient and family education based on identified needs.

Responsibilities include supervising, supporting, and working collaboratively with Direct Care Staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires graduation from an accredited nursing program and eligibility for or current licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia or compact state.

The successful candidate must be skilled in clinical problem solving and patient management, and able to participate effectively in an interdisciplinary team process.

Ability to assess, plan, implement, & evaluate patient care utilizing knowledge of pharmacology, psychiatric disorders, and physical, psychological, & social needs of the psychiatric adolescent or child is essential.

Must demonstrate strong and effective verbal and written communication skills, and must be able to effectively work with psychiatric and sometimes aggressive patients.

Knowledge of lab values for children & adolescents required.

Computer skills and knowledge of or experience with electronic health records are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in psychiatric nursing strongly preferred.

Bi-lingual abilities desired; Spanish or Sign Language preferred.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents (CCCA) only accepts online applications via PAGEUP. Resumes and other documents may accompany the application but will not serve as a substitute for an application. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Please refer to your PAGEUP account for the status of your application and this position. This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days.

CCCA offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave.

Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800-552-5019.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Human Resources at 540-332-2116 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

CCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability.

DBHDS is a healthcare organization and must comply with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS) guidance on Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care staff Vaccination Regulation which requires vaccination of all employees or an exemption. A job offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate meeting these guidelines as a condition of employment.

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 540-332-2116

Email: virginia.toman@dbhds.virginia.gov

 

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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