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Registered Nurse RN Behavioral Health

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by LewisGale Hospital Pulaski

Pulaski, VA 24301
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Join us for a uniqueopportunity to serve on the inaugural team providing adult behavioral healthservices at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. The new, state of the art 16-bedunit will open mid-August.

RNs LewisGale HospitalPulaski (LGHP) is located in the beautiful mountainous regionof Virginia . Pulaski is considered a neighbor to the Virginia Tech Hokie community and is a short 45 minute drive from Roanoke, VA. The HCA (Hospital Corporation of America)hospital is a 147-bed acutecare facility with more than 350 employees and has been recognized by Joint Commission asa Top Performer .

More specifically, our BehavioralHealth Unit will offer hope, help,encouragement and support for individuals with emotional, behavioral and mentalhealth needs, including depression, chemical dependency such as drug oralcohol addiction, anxiety and many other issues. Individuals receive thebest quality care through specialized services in safe, healthy, confidentialand calming environments.

Conditions we will treat include:
  • Depression with feelings of hopelessness orsuicide, inability to care for oneself
  • Anxiety causing constant fear, paralyzingworries or panic attacks
  • Severe disorientation or memory impairment
  • Inability to maintain adequate nutrition, whichmay threaten life or vital body functions
  • Threatening thoughts or assaultive behaviorstoward others
  • Unusual or bizarre behavior with illogicalthoughts or beliefs
  • Emotional issues occurring with substance abuseor medical issues
  • Inability to maintain psychiatric stabilizationthrough outpatient treatment
  • Any appropriate diagnosis in the adultpopulation
Components of treatment will include:
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychiatric triage, evaluation and differentialdiagnosis
  • Medication stabilization
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy and education
  • Educational groups
  • Activity therapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Coping skills training
  • Discharge planning
  • Outpatient follow-up

  • Diploma or Associates Degree from a professionalnursing program (required)
  • BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program at anaccredited school of Nursing (preferred)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program ($5,250/calendar year)
  • Student Loan Assistance Program (up to $150/month in assistance)
  • Current Registered Nurse License in this state
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)Health Care Provider (required)
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Reference: 744683474