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REGISTERED NURSE - PSYCHIATRIC

Job Code:  84063
Facility: Stonington Institute
Location: NORTH STONINGTON, CT US Northeast
Region: Northeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Patient Admissions, RN
 
Category: Nursing
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Stonington Institute began serving recovering alcoholics in 1957 as Starlight Farms, a working farm where adults in recovery were introduced to the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, we are the longest continually operating, free-standing, voluntary treatment facility in New England. Our main campus is located in North Stonington, CT, in its original private and peaceful rural setting. We have additional clinical sites in Groton, CT. Transportation and off-campus housing assistance make our programs and services accessible to a statewide clientele. Those programs include: medical detoxification, rehabilitation/residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment (both day and evening), ambulatory detoxification and residential substance abuse treatment for military servicemembers and their dependents. The Institute accepts private insurance, state-funded plans and self pay arrangements.

Newly opened 4-bed psychiatric detox unit seeks RNs for 12-hour shifts (8-8), 7 days per week.  Per diem positions available.

The Psych Unit Charge Nurse has the responsibility for coordinating and providing direct detox and psychiatric nursing care in accordance with established standards of professional nursing care. The charge nurse utilizes psychiatric clinical skills as a first line direct client care provider and is an integral member of the multidisciplinary treatment team, assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing treatment plans as well as overall client management and staff supervision within the Unit.

 
Requirements
Connecticut-licensed RN.  Minimum of one year experience in the Mental Health or Substance Abuse field required, ideally with co-occurring populations.  One year experience in direct psychiatric care preferred, as is some experience supervising or delegating tasks to support staff. Ability to work independently yet collaborate with the medical and clinical teams is a must.

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