Posting DetailsJob TitleNurse Clinical/UKHCRequisition NumberNR08216Working TitleRN/Behavioral Health INTERNSHIP/UK Good Samaritan HospitalDepartment NameH6140:Psychiatric ServicesWork LocationLexingtonGrade Level10Salary Range$22.44-37.74/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education
ADNRequired Related Experience
No experience required.Required License/Registration/Certification
Active Kentucky RN license, Temporary Work Permit (TWP), Provisional License or active compact state RN license that is in good standing and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least 6 months after employment datePhysical Requirements
The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.Shift
Must be able to work a variety of 8 or 12-hour Day/Evening/Night shifts each week; must also be available to work weekends and holidays.Job Summary
The Behavioral Health Internship is a 16 week, intensive, on the job training program. Internships include classroom learning, online modules and clinical experience with preceptors on a variety of behavioral health units at Good Samaritan and Eastern State Hospital.
Interns must agree to work a minimum of 12 months following completion of the behavioral health internship. Employment following the 16 week internship may be at either Good Samaritan Behavioral Health unit or Eastern State Hospital depending on where the need is. Hours of employment may be on any shift and on any day of the week. RNs in the Behavioral Health unit at UK Good Samaritan provide care to psychiatric patients from 11 years old and up. Patient conditions include a wide range of acute psychiatric illnesses, including bipolar disorder, substance abuse, ADHD, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and depressive disorders.
The RN may also provide coverage for Psychiatric Intake through the emergency department. The new Eastern State Hospital opened in Sept 2013, providing recovery-focused, individualized care in a supportive environment that features the latest in mental health treatment. The original Eastern State opened in 1824 and cared for individuals for 189 years, making it the second-oldest psychiatric hospital l in the country until the opening of the new Eastern State Hospital. Building on that legacy, the new 300,000 square foot, 239 bed facility provides an extensive range of inpatient mental health services, both acute and long-term, to adults living within the 50 counties surrounding Fayette County.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of Maslow’s eight Basic Human Needs and the priority within Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns Frame Work as well as Swanson’s Caring model; superb direct patient care and critical thinking skills; basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet; ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers and physicians; and strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skill. The candidate will be highly motivated, pro-active and confident in advocating for patients and their family members. Will also enjoy working in a strong team environment and provides open, honest communication with fellow staff and physicians. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical skills and a proven ability to work in a team as well as independently.Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience
RNs or new graduates with a strong interest in working in the behavioral health setting.Deadline to Apply09/23/2020University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
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- * Please indicate your current Nursing Educational Level.
- New Graduate
- PhD or DNP
- * Are you currently employed as a registered nurse at UK HealthCare Chandler/UK HealthCare Samaritan Hospitals?
- * Please indicate your current licensure status.
- Current KY RN License
- Current compact state RN licensure
- Current non-compact state RN licensure
- New Graduate within 6 months or Provisional License
- Valid KY Temporary Work Permit
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