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Brattleboro Retreat Registered Nurse - I/P Emerging Adult in Brattleboro, Vermont

Registered Nurse - I/P Emerging Adult

I/P Emerging Adult

Per Diem · All Shifts Available · 8

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Emerging Adult Inpatient Program

The path to adulthood can be an exciting and stressful time. For some young people, it's also a time when serious mental health and addiction problems first start to occur. We created our Emerging Adult Program for young men and women ages 18 to 26 who need short-term, inpatient hospital care to help manage and overcome serious psychiatric and addiction disorders. It's the only psychiatric inpatient program of its kind in the region--and its designed specifically for young adults. Treatment is built around a deep appreciation for the unique stresses and life changing choices that accompany young adulthood such as establishing independence, exploring career options, and starting and ending important personal relationships.

Registered Nurse - Emerging Adult Inpatient Program

Job Summary: Works with the multidisciplinary team to identify individual and group needs and interventions. Utilizes the nursing process to meet the needs of patients requiring complex nursing care. Provides clinical supervision of MHW's to ensure safe and therapeutic delivery of care.


Assumes Charge Nurse responsibilities for a given shift.

Utilizes the nursing process to assess, implement and evaluate patient/family care.

Provides nursing care (including the administration of medication) to meet patients' needs.

Demonstrates knowledge of specimen collection, storage and delivery criteria for toxicology testing.

Participates in the development and maintenance of a safe and therapeutic milieu in assigned care area.

Adheres to and implements organizational and departmental policies and procedures as they pertain to work area.

Demonstrates the ability to intervene in crisis situations:

· Assess the milieu, targets potential crisis situations and intervenes in a calm, supportive manner.

· Utilizes appropriate degree of verbal intervention, which contributes to crisis resolution.

· Demonstrates ability to physically intervene in crisis utilizing appropriate techniques.

· May lead a show of support, directing others in their roles.

· Appropriately documents the crisis situation

Performs Constant Observations, 1:1's, and other Safety checks or other forms of patient safety procedures as assigned.

Participates in the development and implementation of the multidisciplinary plan of care for assigned patients.

Shares information appropriately with member of the multidisciplinary team and other hospital department representatives through verbal reports and written documentation.

Identifies the need for and participates in the delivery of education to patients and families.

Participates in Performance Improvement activities within assigned area.


State of Vermont licensed registered nurse. Will accept applications prior to obtaining VT Licensure.

Preferred one year Psychiatric nursing experience, or two years general nursing experience.