Psychiatric Nurse/ Float- Philhaven Ooutpatient- PRN, Days (no weekends/ no holidays)

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 50916

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under general supervision, provides and coordinates treatment and services to psychiatric patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
2 Administers medications.
3 Coordinates care of assigned patients.
4 Conducts individual or group therapy sessions. Assesses patients' progress and modifies or extends treatment program accordingly.
5 Documents current, accurate observations of care to the patient in appropriate records.
6 Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
7 Provides medication checks


Required Skills
  • Requires problem solving and interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients, their families, the treatment team, and referral agencies
  • Knowledge and skills to teach clients and families on a 1:1 basis or in a group about medications and other health related issues.
  • Requires ability to assess client needs, make independent decisions and referrals when needed, and appropriate follow-up so that client’s needs are met.
  • A high level of interpersonal skill, both listening and speaking, is required when providing therapeutic interventions and providing counseling on sensitive client matters.
  • Knowledge of and ability in the care and handling of clients in a specific age group (children, adolescents, adults, and older adults) as assigned is required, including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of that age group and that program. If more than one age group is served, knowledge and ability specific to each age group is required.
  • A moderate level of physical effort is required is required, such as walking, standing, assisting clients, and behavioral management of clients
  • Visual ability is required to observe clients behavior, actions, and respond appropriately.
Required Experience
  • Current Registered Nurse license in the state of Pennsylvania. Certification in psychiatric mental health nursing is recommended.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric nursing care that is normally acquired in at least one year of mental health work experience. Must be trained and able to implement Therapeutic Crisis Intervention principles.

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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