RN Behavioral Health

RN Behavioral Health

Life Center of Galax | Galax, VA, US
Salary Range:$54,000 – $69,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 9 days ago

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Sign on Bonus for Full-time RN: $10,000

Full-time Day/Night shift openings available: 7a-7:30p or 7p-7:30a

We offer competitive rates, shift differentials, sign on bonuses, opportunities for growth, generous benefits and longevity of service in our community of Galax!

Life Center of Galax is Virginia's leading residential, outpatient and detox rehab center providing high quality and personalized treatment for over 50 years. The programs we offer are designed to improve patients’ lives by effectively treating any existing substance abuse and co-occurring mental health concerns.

Come join our team as a Behavioral Health RN at Life Center of Galax! We are looking for individuals who are passionate about behavioral health. If you are interested in growth opportunities that are second to none in the industry and making a difference in the lives of people in our community, this position is right for you! At Life Center of Galax we specialize in helping individuals find purpose and develop the skills necessary to actualize long-term recovery from substance use disorders. We are looking for individuals who desire the opportunity to help save lives while feeling challenged and professionally enriched on a daily basis.



Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by Tennessee or be eligible to practice nursing in accordance with state requirements
One year of nursing experience; previous psychiatric, mental, behavioral, or substance abuse nursing experience a plus
CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
First aid may be required based on state or facility requirements.




Provide and coordinate care by assessing patients’ physical and behavioral health needs.
Develop and implement nursing care plans.
Maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.
Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.
Ensure physicians’ orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.
Ensure patients’ status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information is gathered and documented.
Notify physicians of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency, change in medical status regarding response to medications, and related challenges.
Ensure that initial nursing treatment plans are completed upon admission and that all nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs.
Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.
Accurately administer medications per ordered note.
Document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
Complete admission and discharge processing efficiently and accurately as directed.
Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, respecting personal space, giving patients direct attention, and maintaining rational detachment.
Provide direction or coordinate the activities of the unit as directed.
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