York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 90532

Graduate Nurse - Behavioral Health Adult Inpatient York Hospital - Evening/ Night

Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
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Accepting applications from nursing students


Full time (72 hours biweekly)

7 pm - 7 am; three 12-hour shifts

Every third weekend and rotating holidays


WellSpan’s NURSE RESIDENCY Program

Initiated during orientation, this one-year residency program offers educational sessions and visits by clinical educators to assist you in becoming successful. You will learn specific skills, attend progress meetings and slowly increase your patient load. The program ends with a final project presentation and a celebration!


WellSpan provides tuition reimbursement for registered nurses seeking advanced degrees and loan forgiveness for eligible candidates.


WellSpan offers four different clinical ladder levels with compensation increasing as you advance. This is a voluntary and selective process that recognizes and advances nurses who excel in clinical and leadership skills.


Promote Hope, Healing and Wholeness with a team committed to:

  • Transforming the way Behavioral Health is delivered in the United States
  • Finding a Better Way
  • Working Together As ONE
  • Cultivating Agility while Navigating Uncertain Times
  • Building a Synergetic Team Supporting Educational Achievements for Professional Growth
  • Creating a Safe and Inclusive Work Environment to Make Every Person Feel Welcomed, Respected and Valued


The TEAM dynamic consists of:

Psychiatrist provides leadership and daily medication management

Therapists provide individual and family therapy as needed

Nurses provide around the clock care supervision

RN care coordinator partners with patients throughout the stay to create a discharge plan unique to each patient’s needs for a successful transition to home

Psychiatric technicians provide a therapeutic environment, meet requests as appropriate based on the unique treatment plan, and partner with our patients to ensure safety


Client groups offered and led by staff:

  • DBT informed
  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Hearing Voices
  • Wellness and Recovery
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Mindful Stretching
  • Self-esteem
  • Journaling
  • Drum circle
  • Art therapy

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides professional nursing care at the beginner practitioner level within an assigned unit according to established procedures, protocols and regulations. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides and coordinates direct care in accordance with the principles of Relationship Based Care to patients based on the nursing process and according to the clinical standards of the hospital. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Synthesizes patient data to develop outcome-driven plans.
  2. Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care.
  3. Appropriately organizes and prioritizes time based on patient condition and expected workload. Identifies changes in patients’ status and acts accordingly. Knows and can activate resources to achieve outcomes for patients.
  4. Seeks mentoring and coaching from the CN I, II & III as needed.
  5. Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs for inter-shift report and transfer/discharge. Includes patient/family in planning. Collaborates with all disciplines in evaluation of patient progress.
  6. Appropriately and correctly documents the patient response to interventions and progress toward outcomes. Identifies and documents variances from pathway or plan of care. Appropriately utilizes flow sheets, progress notes, and/or electronic medical record for documentation. Validates compliance with system and unit-specific clinical initiatives, i.e. pain scores, restraints, fall precautions, etc.
  7. Keeps practice current by participating in performance improvement efforts. Complies with changes in clinical standards and policies. Participate in data collection for performance improvement activity. Recognizes the value of evidence based research as it applies to best practice.
  8. Seeks learning opportunities and resources beyond own work environment and incorporates into practice the new knowledge and skills acquired.
  9. Promotes an environment conducive to professional practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and patient and staff safety. Supports Shared Decision Making by unit committee membership or by supporting and helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on SDM projects. Participates in staff meetings and unit activities. Uses opportunities in the clinical setting to teach and support others, one-on-one or in groups (e.g. Students, other hospital personnel).
  10. Begins to provide leadership for problem-solving and goal formation. Negotiates for a win-win solution.
  11. Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel in order to meet patient needs and to maximize team performance. Helps assistive personnel organize and set priorities for work. Monitors completion of tasks that are assigned or delegated to the patient care team.
  12. Promotes collaboration and cooperation among physicians, nursing staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Contributes to effective communications among all team members. Begins to display conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team performance.



  • Minimum Experience:
    • Entry-level
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Preferred Education:
    • Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)
  • Required Certification:
    • Graduate Registered Nurse Permit or TPP Temporary Practice Permit in PA 

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