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Registered Nurse

Northlake Behavioral Health System Mandeville, LA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50,000 to $70,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Position Summary: This is a Charge Nurse position responsible for the supervision of direct care staff such as LPN and MHT, delivery of compassionate care for the patients and residents. Delivery of quality general and psychiatric nursing care to patients with emotional, developmental or psychiatric disorders; serve actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each patient ensures


  • Oversee as well as supervises direct care staff, makes assignments, assigns breaks and lunches, assures completion of duties, counsel’s staff and documents performance. Monitors unit functions as a whole responding to situations or task as directed or assigned.
  • Conducts nursing assessments on patients documenting outcomes of assessments as well as other details as needed
  • Attends to the medical complaints and concerns of patients in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Processes admissions and discharges
  • Oversees all seclusion & restraint episodes obtaining required orders and assessments as needed
  • Ensures accurate completion of incident reports, paperwork, and notification of incidents to the requesting and mandatory reporting team members.
  • Provides health education, including medication information, to patients & their families as needed. Provides notification of incidents, medical concerns, medication changes to families & referral sources. Perform body audits on patients at medication administration times, admissions, discharges, and other needed times. Take vital sign documenting as needed. Chart on the MAR as required as well as completing shift count.
  • Communicates effectively and in a professional manner with all patients, residents, and team members. Attends shift change, reads and updates communication binder, communicates with the medical and clinical team for patient/resident care needs. Ensures communication between staff and nursing department throughout each shift about patient concerns
  • Prepares and meets are requirements for Joint Commission, DHH, and affiliated NBHS companies. Follows NBHS policy and procedures as directed and acknowledged at hire. Is aware and follows National Patient Safety Goals & provides education to staff about these.
  • Follows any special protocols and provides for all necessary of medical care, procedures or treatment for patients. Ensures patients/residents are safe at all times (responding to codes, elopements, and other associated threats. Responds to codes such as but not limited to: Code Green, Code Blue, Dr. Freeman.
  • Complete 24-hours nursing assessments documenting findings per protocol. Nurse’s station duties such as: Orders, flagging files, responding to orders/labs, phones, faxes, company emails, and all other duties required for the position or assigned.
  • Secures necessary consents for treatment & notifies staff, families & agency reps. of all medical procedures, tests & outcomes
  • All other duties required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing. BSN or BS preferred.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of supervisor or leadership experience preferred

Competency: Position & Age-Related

Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Louisiana. CPR and CPI certifications required.

Other: Demonstrates sound leadership skills and utilizes these skills in organizing the activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks of the unit for a given shift; record of consistently high quality of clinical and interpersonal skills to be an exemplary role model to others. Assertive communication; skills at counseling staff; personnel management

HIPAA: Has access to and adds information to the Medical Record. May only access medical records of assigned patients

Northlake Behavioral Health System

Why Work Here?

Providing Compassionate Care to the Community for over 6 years

As an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, adjunctive therapists, and technicians assure a comprehensive treatment plan to best meet the needs of each individual. Our goal is to provide individuals with the quality care and treatment they need through the following: • 24-Hour Nursing Supervision • In-House Physicians • Individual and Group Therapy • Medication Management and Education • Multidisciplinary Assessment and Treatment Teams • Family Education and Support • Speech and Occupational Services, as Needed • Recreational Therapy • Evidenced Based Treatment Models Our specialized units provide short-term
programs for individuals needing a safe, structured, therapeutic setting for the diagnosis and treatment of severe psychiatric issues. Our partnership with
Tulane University School of Medicine ensures the inclusion of cutting edge therapy models to ensure a successful discharge to the next level of care. Northlake’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers group and individual therapy services multiple times each week. Our program allows the individual to participate in their normal daily activities, such as work and school, while receiving intensive treatment in their community. Our Intensive Outpatient Program allows those individuals, 21 and older, who are diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse disorders, to supportively maintain their stability within the community. All of our groups are facilitated by Licensed Therapists for 3 hours each day, up to 5 days per week. Our groups use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focus on: • Coping Skills for Managing Depression & Anxiety • Stress Management • Effective Communication Skills • Problem-Solving Techniques • Relaxation Skills • Understanding Triggers

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