RN Temp Behavioral Health

RN Temp Behavioral Health

Riverview Behavioral Health | Texarkana, AR, US
Salary Range:$57,000 – $66,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 13 days ago

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RN Temp Behavioral Health Opportunity!

Short-Term Contract for a 13-week assignment at Riverview Behavioral Health

** $55 PER HOUR! Opportunities for assignment extensions can occur for an additional 13-week period.

RiverView is the premier psychiatric center in Texarkana, Arkansas, where children, adolescents, and adults can receive comprehensive inpatient help for the mental health challenges that have disrupted their lives. We are a 62-bed psychiatric hospital that is dedicated to providing high-quality care for adults, geriatrics, and adolescents (ages 11-17) who are suffering from behavioral health and chemical dependency issues.


Riverview Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive package of benefits.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities as part of the Acadia Healthcare family

Pay Range:

$55 hour
The temp schedule is a FT set schedule for NIGHTS. This position requires three 12 hour shifts each week. This requires an every other weekend rotation and floating to different units.


Night Shift (7pm - 7am)


Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by state of employment 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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