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Job ID: EME0040F
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
RN needed for Behavioral Health Emergency Department (BHED)
UNC Hospitals Behavioral Health Emergency Department provides care to approximately 5,000 patients annually, The department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the new state of the art Emergency Departmental Transitional Unit, the BHED can accommodate up to 42 beds for patients seeking mental health care in a patient centered environment. BHED staff partner and work closely with Emergency Medicine to provide compassionate, quality mental health care, focusing on the unique needs of patients and families which may include those struggling with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Nurses provide assistance with ADL's; monitor emotional and physical symptoms; and report on the patient's behavioral progress. Additionally, nursing care includes assessing and monitoring patients for signs and symptoms of withdrawal and need for emotional support during stressful events.
This is a 36 hours per week; 12-hour shifts; rotating Days and Nights.
Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and one (1) year of nursing experience. Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse and hold a current certification as Healthcare Provider or BLS Provider in BLS/CPR. Prefer experience in psychiatry.
If hired after January 6, 2014, must be enrolled in an accredited program within four years of employment, and obtain a Bachelor's degree with a major in Nursing or a Master's degree with a major in Nursing within seven years of employment date.
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.