Do you enjoy utilizing your nursing skills to impact children and adolescents? Are you interested in working with a multi-disciplinary team to achieve treatment goals?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team! We're seeking a Full-Time School Nurse (RN).
Being a School Nurse at Devereux has its Advantages
Devereux is currently seeking a Full-Time School Nurse. A School Nurse will demonstrate an understanding of psychiatric nursing principles and applies such in working with a child/adolescent population. Assess client condition, identifies and diagnoses problems, provides appropriate treatment of medical conditions, communicates medical information to physicians as well as treatment team members, and maintains related documentation. You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
- Best available, highest quality, low-cost benefit options – learn more at benefits.devereux.org.
- Free access for Devereux nurses to the Lippincott Nursing Center website, which provides a wide range of educational resources to earn state licensing required CEUs.
- On-going training opportunities - internal training in the behavioral healthcare field (Safe and Positive Approaches and New Directions), and additional job-related trainings and conferences. Performance evaluations with ongoing coaching conversations.
- Stable national non-profit employer that offers a strong support system and is forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research.
About Our Organization
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental Health, and child welfare.
We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
Click on the following link to see why we are a great place to work: http://benefits.devereux.org.
Keywords: RN, Nurse, Registered Nurse, MH Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Residential Nurse, School Nurse, Child Nurse
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Graduate of an approved school of Nursing. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in state. Experience: Previous Professional experience in a behavioral healthcare setting preferred.
The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete eight days of new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.
Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.
Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eye wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.