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Psychiatric Nurse II (RN) - PRN, Denver, CO


Organization: Mental Health Center of Denver
Category: Nurse
Location: Denver, CO
Date Job Posted: May 25, 2021
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Mental Health Center of Denver

Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to children, families and adults.

Top Workplace

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post eight years in a row! We believe that people are resilient - they can and do recover from mental illness. At the Mental Health Center of Denver, we hire people dedicated to working toward that goal.

Our benefits

Our generous benefits package starts at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free RTD EcoPass (bus/light rail)

We are currently recruiting the following key position

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Psychiatric Nurse II (RN) - PRN - Team 880 (Solution Center)

Behavioral Health Solution Center - Denver

Employment Value Proposition: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

NEW HIRE HOURLY RATE:

Psychiatric Nurse II (RN) - $29.49/hr - $35.40/hr

POSITION SUMMARY: Obtain, record, and communicate important clinical information regarding consumers and provide clinical services within a multidisciplinary team environment. Position requires current Colorado RN licensure.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide psychological problem identification, crisis interventions, and similar services to assigned consumers.
  • Provide limited case management services to consumers as needed.
  • Assist consumers with psychological and social development and rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate consumer’s use of other MHCD programs and outside community resources.
  • Coordinate medical care and intervention with other clinical staff and psychiatrist(s).
  • Draw blood for lab work for consumers.
  • Monitor consumer’s vital signs.
  • Administer medications including intramuscular medications.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team/organization meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Graduation from accredited school of nursing. Licensed as a Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse in good standing with the Board of Nursing of the State of Colorado.

EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of experience working with consumers with a serious and persistent mental illness preferred.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and community resources.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

Schedules such as four 8’s and a half day or four 10 hours days available. DAY HOURS

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