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, Alzheimer’s, 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.
• 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. Master’s degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing b. Bachelor’s 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 associate’s 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 driver’s license, agency-required automobile liability insurance, and availability of personal, dependable transportation to conduct home visits.
• 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 Salary Information: Sign on Bonus, Full time Benefits, PTO, 401K, Stock Options
Internal Number: 19006567
Why Join the Amedisys Family? $7500 Sign on Bonus available for certain locations.We are a growing company that values and rewards our team members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers opportunities for growth. Join more than 14,000 team members who help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high quality home health, hospice and private duty care at home. Unique clinical environment:Care for patients one-on-one in home environment with flexibility in scheduling Culture of teamwork:Shine on your own, with the support of a multi-disciplinary team Ongoing support:Continuing education and training, tuition assistance, technology and more Advancement:Professional development to build skills and opportunities to advance Healthcare leader:Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in delivering care at home and commitment to clinical excellence If you’re looking for a home where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
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