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Psychiatric Registered Nurse, RN

Company: Amedisys
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewShift - Full Time DaysAre you a highly skilled and compassionate behavioral health RN looking for a rewarding career in homecare? If so, we invite you to join our team at Amedisys, one of the largest and most trusted home health and hospice companies in the U . S.Attractive PayMinimum Hourly: $37.00Maximum Hourly: $45.00Enjoy many perks a nd benefitsA full benefits package with choice of affordable PPO or HSA medical plans.Paid time off.Up to $1,300 in free healthcare services paid by Amedisys yearly, when enrolled in an Amedisys HSA medical plan.Up to $500 in wellness rewards for completing activities during the year. Use these rewards to support your wellbeing with spa/massage/salon services, gym memberships, fitness classes, sports, hobbies, pets and more. *Mental health support, including up to five free counseling sessions per year through the Amedisys Employee Assistance program.401(k) with a company match.Family support with infertility treatment coverage*, adoption reimbursement, paid parental and family caregiver leave.Fleet vehicle program** and mileage reimbursement.And more.Please note: Benefit eligibility can vary by position depending on shift status.*To participate, you must be enrolled in an Amedisys medical plan.**For full-time caregivers meeting certain requirements.What's in it for youCommunity-based care centers with a supportive and inclusive work environment.Better work/life balance and increased flexibility compared to other settings.Job stability and the opportunity to advance with a growing company.The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families providing much needed care where they want to be - in their homes.Don't just take it from us - see what our caregivers love about Amedisys'I have worked here just shy of a year and it's the best job I've ever had! We have an awesome team and administration is very supportive. I never felt so appreciated. Your time off is really yours.' - Am e disys caregiverWhy AmedisysAmedisys is a leading provider of home health, hospice and high-acuity care, dedicated to helping patients and families navigate the complex healthcare system. With a focus on compassionate, patient-centered care, you would be joining a team of professionals committed to improving the lives of those they serve.ResponsibilitiesPerforms initial nursing evaluation, including behavioral health/psychiatric nursing needs.Observes and evaluates the physical and mental status of the patient for complications and medication side effects.Maintains awareness for indicators in patients ' behavior that call for change in the treatment modality (crisis, suicidal ideation) as well as other medical signs and symptoms.Instructs patient/caregiver in cognitive and technical aspects of care, medication regimes, disease processes, safety interventions, ADL care, coping skills, symptom management and other interventions.Administers IM medications, performs lab draws and specimen collections.Acts as a case manager in coordinating care for patients as assigned.Completes documentation timely and accurately.Supervises LPNs and HHAs.Regularly communicate patient progress to the clinical manager, psychiatrist and care team.QualificationsCurrent RN license, specific to the state(s) you are assigned to work . Must have one of the following to meet CMS requirements for psychiatric nursing in the home care setting:An RN with a m aster's degree in a mental health nursing or psychiatric specialty . M ust have nursing experience in an acute treatment unit or other psychiatric setting.An RN with a b achelor's degree in nursing . M ust have one year of recent nursing experience in an acute treatment unit or other psychiatric setting.An RN with a d iploma or a ssociate 's degree in nursing . M ust have two years of recent nursing experience in a n acute treatment unit or other p sychiatric setting.Please note: Experience must have been within the last three to five years. If not, documentation must support psychiatric retraining or classes or CEUs to update psychiatric knowledge.Current CPR certification.Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and liability insurance.Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several U.S. geographic markets and may vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills , and experience.Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected Jobble

Keywords: Amedisys, Austin , Psychiatric Registered Nurse, RN, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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