Adult Psychiatric Nurse

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nov 12, 2023
Nov 22, 2023
Nurse, Registered Nurse
Contract Type
Full Time


Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Adult Psychiatric Nurse today with Parkridge Valley Hospital.


Parkridge Valley Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as a(an) Adult Psychiatric Nurse. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Registered Nurse provides clinical, therapeutic, and administrative support to the adult behavioral health program.

  • Assures suicide, elopement, and other precautions are conducted according to need/order identified.
  • Maintains therapeutic milieu, locked unit, locked sharps and assesses safety of the unit each shift.
  • Conducts or delegates through search of patient for contraband upon admission and when need is indicated.
  • Utilize specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data, plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of patients
  • Directs and redirects team assignments as needed throughout shift
  • Obtains and records initial assessment and establishes priorities for care according to patient age and needs
  • Performs assessments and reassessments per policy and as needed based on charges or the patient condition. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population
  • Interacts with patient and family to develop and implement an individualized plan of care for the patient
  • Adequately assesses and reassesses pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management and the patient / family role in medication safety. Educates the staff regarding pain management
  • Formulates teaching plans based upon patients identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate
  • Provides direct patient care and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Monitors hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interprets the resultsDemonstrates knowledge of monitoring specific to patient population and intervenes as indicated
  • Demonstrates knowledge of monitoring specific to patient population and intervenes as indicated
  • Implements and documents timely interventions appropriate to patient needs
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and medication effects based on age of the patient and their clinical condition
  • Follows the five medication rights to reduce the potential for medication error
  • Reassesses patients systematically to identify outcomes of care and identifies needs that require intervention
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development over the life span and provides age appropriate care to the patient population served
  • Interprets data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provides care needed by the patient group
  • Evaluates outcomes of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment, revises plan of care, and sets priorities for care
  • Works collaboratively with SSRs to assure appropriate utilization of services and to plan for post discharge needs, while keeping Manger informed
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious / spiritual needs of patients and their families
  • Acknowledges and implements physician orders in timely manner.
  • Assists physicians with procedures specific to department
  • Completes occurrence reports on all incidents or unusual events prior to end of shift, or assist staff in doing so.
  • Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Makes rounds on all patients each shift.
  • Coordinates assignments and makes adjustments based upon patient and unit needs; follows up on delegated patient care tasks for quality and completeness.
  • Staffs / flexes according to Staffing Guidelines
  • Validates all LPN / MHT / staff RN assessments / documentation on shift assigned
  • Functions as a Preceptor or an educational resource in the initial and ongoing orientation of all assigned to the department (staff, students, etc)
  • Supports restraint free environment utilizing preventative measures and de-escalation skills/techniques.

What qualifications you will need:
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Registered Nurse
  • Associate Degree

Parkridge Valley offers behavioral health. We offer addictive disorder treatment services. These are for children, adolescents and adults. We have four distinctive campuses. These include Parkridge Valley Adult and Senior. These include Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus. These also include Parkridge Valley Cleveland and Parkridge Valley West. Parkridge Valley West is a behavioral health hospital. We offer adult inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. These are offered to residents of Marion and its surrounding counties. HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for ten consecutive years (2010-2019). In 2019, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Adult Psychiatric Nurse opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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