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Registered Nurse Senior Behavioral Health

Company: SCL Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer up to a $15,000 sign-on and $5,000 in relocation assistance for experienced RNs.


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Senior Behavioral Health Registered Nurse.

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You know how to stay organized and move fast. You thrive in fast-paced environments.

You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


Senior Behavioral Health is an inpatient psychiatry program designed to address the often complex mental health and medical needs of older patients. We provide short term acute psychiatric stabilization for older adults who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder.

Some of the symptoms we help with include:

  • Depression, crying spells or isolation
  • Loss of interest in activities and others
  • Insomnia
  • Mania
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions
  • Bizarre or changed behavior
  • Disorientation or memory impairment
  • Assaultive or destructive behavior
  • Emotional difficulty due to persistent medical conditionsWest Pines Behavioral Health at Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our tight knit team specializes in helping adults ages 18 and older with psychiatric or addiction concerns.

    Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


    Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

    We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

    We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

    Your day.

    As a Senior Behavioral Health RN you need to know how to:
    • Recognize and address patients' psychological and physical needs
    • Foster continuity and quality of care with the best interest and well-being of patients and their families in mind
    • Assess a patients' medical status upon admission
    • Assist in developing individualized treatment plans
    • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines
    • Oversee care delivered by LPNs and/or CNAsYour experience.

      We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
      • ASN / ADN from an accredited program with the ability to obtain your BSN from an accredited program within four (4) years of hire unless you possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting, required
      • Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license, required
      • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire (with prior approval), required (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service)
      • At least one (1) year of nursing experience in a comparable setting, highly preferredAre you a New Grad RN? Lutheran Medical Center offers new graduate residency programs to help provide you with additional support as you begin your nursing career with us. Check out our New Grad Featured Job section of our careers website to keep informed on which programs are currently accepting applications.

        Your next move.

        Now that you know more about being a Senior Behavioral Health RN on our team we hope you'll join us. At SCL Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

Keywords: SCL Health, Denver , Registered Nurse Senior Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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