The Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit is a 25-bed unit. This unit provides psychiatric treatment for adults (18 years and older) and older adult patients (55 and above) that are exhibiting acute psychiatric conditions who require 24-hour inpatient treatment. The Behavioral Health RN is part of a multi-disciplinary team of professional's that provide individualized care to each patient with a primary objective of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of each patient in a therapeutic environment that fosters positive change.
Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care in accordance with facility and departmental policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction.
Graduate of a State Board School of Nursing or equivalent.
Six (6) months experience preferred
Current RN license or permit to practice professional nursing in the State of Louisiana.
American Heart Association BLS – within two (2) weeks of employment
De-escalation training within 90 days of hire and maintain training annually thereafter.
Two (2) years experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.