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Overnight Nurse

Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Requisition ID:  267023

Evansville, IN, US, 47714

Work for Indiana

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About the Evansville State Hospital:

Evansville State Hospital is one of the Indiana State Psychiatric Hospitals who are committed to the mission of Hope and Recovery. Residing on 88 acres on the east side of Evansville, Ind., our facility provides medical treatment for chronic mental illness and substance abuse disorders from our dedicated team of psychiatrists and advanced practice professionals. Active Treatment helps our patients achieve their goals directed towards living in the most non-restrictive environment possible. Our team of professionals assists our patients in the treatment process involving medical staff, nursing, psychology, social work, rehabilitation therapy, and our community integration program. Evansville State Hospital continues to maintain accreditation through The Joint Commission as an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital as well as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services certification as a Psychiatric Medicare/Medicaid Hospital.


Salary Information:

the salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

About the Job:

Directs and coordinates patient care and clinical supervision of LPN’s and Behavioral Health Recovery Attendants primarily on evening/night shift. Assumes responsibility for the ongoing assessment of each patient’s physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.  This position requires the performance of a full range of nursing care for patients with a wide range of medical diagnosis and varying degrees of illness. Promotes the hospital mission of Hope and Recovery.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Prioritizes and organizes the daily care of patients.
  • Makes patient care assignments based upon specific patient needs.
  • Provides ongoing assessment of the patients' physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.  
  • Directs LPNs and BHRAs to coordinate the workflow on the unit.  Recognizes and defines problems and takes corrective actions.
  • Conducts nursing programs.
  • Serves as a Treatment Plan Coordinator and develops treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff (evening shift).
  • Administers medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements nursing care plans for acute medical problems.
  • Works in collaboration with the unit ADON/Nurse 6/Nursing Supervisor to plan treatment and programs for the unit.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • License to practice in the State of Indiana as a registered nurse;
  • Specialized knowledge of and the ability to utilize a full range of accepted professional nursing principles and practices;
  • Specialized knowledge of psychiatric nursing, psychology of human behavior and sociology as they relate to individuals, their behavior and condition, families of patients and environmental conditions influencing patient treatment;
  • Working knowledge of Indiana State Department of Health’s laws and regulations pertaining to hospitalized patients;
  • Ability to communicate with patients regarding medical and nursing procedures and patient’s conditions;
  • Ability to coordinate and develop innovative activities and approaches to patient treatment;
  • High degree of skill in providing care and in reacting effectively to emergency situations;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Six (6) months professional experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) working in an institutional setting or working with geriatric patients, psychiatric patients or patients with developmental disabilities or a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Evansville