Registered Nurse

  • Address

    Nevada, MO, 64772

  • Type of position


  • Posted on

    Dec 10 2019

Heartland Behavioral Health Services is hiring for a Registered Nurse job in Nevada,MO

Heartland Behavioral Health Services is hiring for a Registered Nurse job in Nevada,MO

Registered Nurse 179383

The Registered Nurse provides leadership to the mental health treatment team during a designated shift through making patient assignments for responsibilities and activities and general supervision of programming, treatment and direct care staff. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. Heartland is a subsidiary of UHS.

Standard 1 – Job Tasks & Knowledge-Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines & protocols within the appropriate timeframes. Performs job functions at an acceptable level. (40%)

Charge Nurse:

In addition to Staff Nurse Job Criteria, performs the following:

  • Communicate specific patient information through receiving and giving shift report including, but not limited to, patients diagnosis, treatment plan issues, specific behaviors, medical issues, special precautions.
  • Make patient assignments taking into account staff capabilities and patient needs.
  • Insures the unit functions in an organized manner by:
  • a. Assigning staff responsibility for patient education groups and topic.
  • b. Assigning break times.
  • c. Assigns staff to meal supervision.
  • Assesses each patient daily and documents in progress notes. Reviews flow sheet and documents behaviors noted.
  • Attends treatment team meetings to provide information re: medication compliance, response to medications, side effects, behavior, consequences, progress toward treatment plan goals and other pertinent data. Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in the planning and implementation of patient care. Documents synopsis of multidisciplinary treatment team recommendations.
  • Reviews treatment plan daily and makes revisions as necessary.
  • Interviews patient at the time of admission and completes Nursing Admission Assessment. Includes problems identified through mental status, physical assessment and nutritional screening and summarizes on Clinical Summary section.
  • Utilizes assessment and clinical summary to ensure all identified problem areas are addressed on the treatment plan.
  • Notes and transcribes physician orders as needed.
  • Provides leadership in identifying patient needs. Role-models or directs therapeutic interventions to de-escalate and focus on patients behavioral self control.
  • Assess and implements restraint and seclusion when all other alternative measures have been ineffective.

Staff Nurse:

  • Receives report on patients.
  • Reviews physician orders, Medication Administration Records and medications.
  • Administer medication to patients in accordance with facility policy and procedures. Provides medication teaching to patients including name, dose, times, purpose and side effects.
  • Evaluates patients prescribed psychotropic medications for EPS:
  • a. Within 24 hours of initial dose or dosage increase.
  • b. Weekly thereafter.
  • c. If symptoms are present.
  • Notes and transcribes physician orders. Follows through with implementing orders..
  • Documents new admission information on designated board for History and Physicals. Utilizes time received into Heartland care as time of admission (i.e. transportation pick up time). Notifies HIS 2 hours prior to 24 hour expiration if H& P not completed.
  • Completes Admission assessments as requested.
  • Provides notification to other departments of patient needs (i.e. psych testing, nutritional consult, adjunctive therapy, etc.).
  • Completes RN assessment and documentation as requested.
  • Documents observations, treatments, interventions, patient/resident teaching and patient/resident response according to the facility and department policy and procedure.
  • Serves as a role model for patients. Residents and other nursing staff.
  • Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients/residents, using good communication skills and guided by the treatment plan’s goals, objectives, and interventions. Insures patient’s/resident’s rights.
  • Attends treatment team meetings as requested.
  • Transcribes and carries out the physicians orders, performs nursing and laboratory procedures according to facility policy and procedure.
  • Supervises non-professional nursing staff in providing quality patient/resident care.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities through:
  • a. Performing unit documentation audits.
  • b. Monitoring designated criteria.
  • c. Performing unit safety checks.
  • d. Participation on PI teams or do-it-groups as requested.


  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a diploma or an associate degree, B.S.N. preferred.
  • Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Missouri.
  • Knowledge of Professional Nursing.
  • Advanced knowledge of adolescent and child behaviors and knowledge of nursing interventions that are appropriate for the treatment of children and adolescents in need of psychiatric care.
  • Experience in the psychiatric treatment of children and an adolescent is preferred.

Baylor pay options

Housing Available

Flexible hours

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About Us

We are about the quality treatment of children at Heartland Behavioral Health Services. We believe in returning children to families or the community as quickly as possible. A big institution isn’t the ideal place for kids, but Heartland is a safe, positive environment where they can receive the treatment they need. We offer services and specialty programs that other residential programs do not. Our focus is to change the lives of children and families.

More Than 100 Years of Caring for Kids

Since its original construction in 1889, our facility in Nevada, Mo., has been dedicated to caring for children. Originally built by the Christian Church as a university, Franciscan nuns purchased the building sight unseen for $10,000 in 1892.

A Labor of Love

The sisters arrived in Nevada on Sept. 3, 1893, and opened a day school when a man named Hogan was unable to care for his children due to the death of his wife. Hogan approached the sisters to take in his children. These were the first of many children raised at what was soon to become St. Francis Orphanage.

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