Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 57167
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Part Time
Detailed Shift and Schedule: PRN nights
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 46521019830001-Emergency Department
The Behavioral Health Charlotte Emergency Department contains four separate areas staffed by ED/OBS staff. There is a secure (locked) lobby for child/adolescent patients under the age 18 and a secure lobby for adult patients. There are also observation units for adults and children/adolescents. Nurses are oriented to, and will work in the two satellite units, the ED with an observation assignment, or triaging. During a triage/assessment assignment, nurses will see patients from the community who sign themselves in voluntarily or who are brought in voluntarily by MEDIC. Law enforcement also brings patients in involuntarily after they were petitioned by someone in the community. BHC ED treats patients of all ages with a variety of diagnoses, including active psychosis, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, autism, dementia, bipolar disorder, behavioral problems, etc. BHC ED treats psychiatric complaints only. Any patient who is deemed medically unstable will be transported to a medical emergency department to either be medically cleared or admitted.
Provides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with policies and procedures under the supervision of the supervisor and manager. Assists in maintaining a safe work environment and performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the age, culture, developmental stages, and special needs of the patients served.
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Physical Abilities Testing required. Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the department by the department leader.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing required; BSN preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status according to American Heart Association. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the department manager.