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Job ID: EME0040Q
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Status: Full-time
Shift: Rotating

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Job Description


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.


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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