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Charge Nurse

Date Posted:  Nov 19, 2020
Requisition ID:  133668
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

About the Richmond State Hospital

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric, and chemical dependency treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.

 

Salary Information:

Starting pay for this position is $26.44/hour but may be compensatable with experience.

About the Job:

A Charge Nurse is assigned to the evening or night shift and functions as a patient care coordinator for several clinical units at a state hospital facility.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Performs Unit Manager administrative functions;
  • Completes assessment of patients;
  • Applies nursing and/or psycho-social care of patients;
  • Provides nursing care of patients;
  • Performs medication administration and related functions to patients. 

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.

What We're Looking For:

License to practice in the State of Indiana as a Registered Nurse (RN)

What You'll Need For Success:
  • 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.
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

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana