• Amedisys
  • $60,050.00 -79,160.00/year*
  • Tazewell , TN
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 498 Frank Surber Ln


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What You Will Do: As a psychiatric registered nurse and behavioral health nurse in home health, you have a unique opportunity to provide one on one, psychiatric/behavioral health and skilled nursing care and treatment to patients in their home. Your primary work will include collaboration with mental health professionals including psychiatrists and psychologists to create a home care plan supporting an individual and their caregivers coping with dementia, Alzheimers, schizophrenia, anxiety, grief, depression and other psychiatric conditions and within the home setting.

Evaluates and assesses the medical, cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, safety, developmental status, and behavioral health/psychiatric nursing needs of the patient to determine the appropriateness of care and criteria for acceptance to behavioral health/psychiatric home health care.

Evaluates the patients management and compliance with the medical and psychiatric plan of care and communicates closely with the physician, interdisciplinary team, agencies and institutions for continuity of care regarding patients progress.

Acts as a case manager in coordinating care for the behavioral health/psychiatric patient. Regularly reviews treatment planning under the direction of a physician or psychiatrist which includes nursing actions and interventions, goals and discharge summaries.

Administers IM medications, performs lab draws and specimen collections, and educates patient and caregiver in appropriate medical techniques. Performs other nursing treatment to include medical care in accordance to the plan of care.

Qualifications

Required: Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience as a registered nurse
A registered nurse must meet one of the following to meet CMS requirements for psychiatric nursing in the home care setting:
a. Masters degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing
b. Bachelors degree in nursing with one year recent nursing experience in an active treatment unit in a psychiatric or mental health hospital or outpatient clinic
c. Diploma or associates degree with two years recent nursing experience in an active treatment unit in a psychiatric or mental health hospital or outpatient clinic.
Current CPR certification
Current drivers license, agency-required automobile liability insurance, and availability of personal, dependable transportation to conduct home visits. Preferred: National certification in field of expertise (mental health/psychiatric nursing)
Experience as a registered nurse with the adult population in a medical surgical environment
Previous home health or hospice experience

Additional Qualifications:

Not applicable.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Benefits and More

Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:

Paid Time Off/Holidays

Health benefits (medical, dental, vision); health spending account

401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available

Continuing education

Fleet car for eligible employees


Associated topics: ambulatory, asn, care unit, domiciliary, hospice, infusion, intensive care unit, nurse, nurse clinical, registered nurse

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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