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Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Unit

Company: Avera Behavioral Health Center Careers
Location: Valley Springs
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:








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Join the RN Nursing team at Avera!





Magnet Recognized: - -Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has received consecutive ANCC Magnet re-designations for meeting rigorous standards for nursing excellence and job satisfaction.

Culture: -Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera: - -Competitive pay, free health insurance, and options for: Student Loan Repayment Program, sign-on bonuses, various shifts and career growth opportunities.

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Avera is currently seeking Registered Nurses (RN) looking to deliver the best possible nursing care in Avera's patient-focused settings.

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Position Highlights:

Why is Behavioral Health important?

The - -Senior Unit is a 20 bed unit that provides a welcoming, calming and healing environment to our patients as well as their families. The Senior unit's environment is an active and challenging care environment that requires critical thinking and at the same time values autonomous professional nursing practice.

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You will enjoy this Behavioral Health setting if you are Nurse that:


This Registered Nurse position is a unique opportunity to get both medical and mental health experience as many of the patients have medical comorbidities requiring medical nursing care as well.
You will develop important therapeutic skills that could be used in any setting of nursing
Enhance interpersonal skills while also performing duties may entail IVs, blood draws, catheter insertions, respiratory treatments, wound care
Enjoys working with older adults with all different levels of functioning as well as their families.
Has a passion helping patients with conditions such as Dementia, Depression, Catatonia, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
Possesses motivation to help create and deliver high-quality patient care in an energizing team environment.
Work with a dynamic and comprehensive team that includes: Physicians, Social Workers, Case Management, Patient Care Techs, expressive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, physical, occupation and speech therapy.



Positive Work Environment: -Be part of an organization where we practice the mission in our daily operations and demonstrate our pride by delivering excellent care.
Career Growth: -You have the opportunity to go beyond licensure and employment requirements and become nationally certified.


Job Summary


The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for managing the hospital and nursing home infection prevention program in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations. -
The Registered Nurse (RN) works closely with the Department Director in solving unit problems, providing adequate staff, assuring appropriate training experiences, evaluating equipment and supply purchases and improving unit processes.


Education and/or Experience


Graduate of Registered Nursing (RN) Education program.


Licensure/Certification/Registration


Must have current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state of SD or "multi-state privilege" to practice in SD if residing in a compact state outside of SD.
Current CPR, ACLS, PALS, and TNCC certification or completion upon next available program.


Work Schedule


Hours:


Varied Shifts.




Pay

The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. -


$31.00 -- $46.50 -per hour


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Keywords: Avera Behavioral Health Center Careers, Sioux Falls , Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Unit, Healthcare , Valley Springs, South Dakota

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