Registered Nurse - Whitaker PRTF

Description of Work
Whitaker PRTF
Where Caring is Contagious!
We are currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse at Whitaker PRTF. The Registered Nurse provides psychiatric-mental health nursing care; includes but not limited to the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual and potential mental and medical problems. Job responsibilities include the following:
Assumes the responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for 18 residents residing at Whitaker PRTF.
Communicates and collaborates with various disciplines to ensure the safety of residents by providing the highest standards of care in regards to levels of observation, assessments, medication administration, transportation to medical appointments, monitoring, hand-off communication and documentation.
Monitoring residents for physical and psychological status, administering medication and evaluation of effectiveness.
Monitors and documentation of seclusion and restraints.
Provides on-going resident education regarding health, self-care, socialization skills and medication utilization.
Represents nursing on the treatment team providing input from other nurses to the treatment team member and by relaying on treatment team decisions and rationales for treatment to nursing.
This is a full-time position and eligible for the full State benefits package including health insurance and retirement. The normal working hours are Friday - Sunday, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.; however, flexibility is required to meet hospital needs.
Salary Grade: GN12
Recruitment Range: $53,128.00 - $71,250.00
Position: 60047670
About the Department of Health and Human Services / Whitaker:
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. In collaboration with its partners, it is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.
Whitaker employs a re-education model which prepares the adolescents to successfully return to the community. Whitaker is an 18 bed secure residential treatment facility that provides 24 hour nursing care which is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disorders and Substance Abuse Services. As part of the Child and Family Services Section, it provides residential care, supervision and educational services for residents with complex behavioral, emotional, psychological and neurological disorders. It also provides community liaison support services for residents and families with a staffing complement of approximately 70 full-time clinical, educational, residential and support positions. This school serves the entire state.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they clearly possess all of the following:
Proficiency in written and verbal forms of English.
Graduation and degree(s) from an accredited school of professional nursing with valid licensure from NC Board of Nursing.
Must successfully pass Employee Health Screening.
ADA Physical requirements will be discussed during the interview process but include ability to lift 50 pounds or more in order to perform resident care. Must be able to pass NVCI/APT and CPR.
Management prefers experience in a psychiatric, medical and other healthcare setting but will provide training of newly licensed graduates.
NOTE: Multi-State Compact License must be converted to NC Licensure within 90 days of North Carolina residency.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.
For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-764-7200.

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