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Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health

Helena, Montana
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
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St. Peter's offers a generous 6% contribution to retirement accounts. A 3% match, plus a 3% defined contribution at the end of the year!

The cost of health insurance has gone up every year, but St. Peter's hasn't increased premiums for employees since 2019! St. Peter's pays almost $1 million a month on employee health insurance premiums and other benefit expenses.

Employees and family members (spouses and children under 18) are offered a gym membership at Capital City Health Club.

JOB SUMMARY (overview of job): The Registered Nurse executes comprehensive nursing care activities and provides nursing staff leadership. He/she assesses patient needs, plans and implements patient care activities, and evaluates the patient's response to treatment. He/she manages activities within the therapeutic milieu and directs the delivery of nursing care by other members of the nursing treatment team. The BHU RN will demonstrate knowledge of the nursing process as a standard, incorporating elements of holistic care through the collection, verification and organization of data about a patient's health status, planning for care, implementation of the plan and evaluation. The RN will provide direct and indirect patient care in the BHU setting. Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. The RN will also act as a resource and mentor for new and inexperienced nurses as needed. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of mental health medications, method of administration, rate of delivery, drug properties, and safe handling. Provides ongoing education to patients and their families about their medications. Communicates with physician/nurse manager/co-workers as appropriate about changes in a patient's condition. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of experience to demonstrate ability to accept responsibility as a staff RN.

EDUCATION: Graduate of professional school of nursing.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: Current Montana License as a Registered Nurse. BLS certification required.

APTITUDES: Ability to achieve cognitive, organization and emotional maturity to deal effectively with multiple tasks, stresses, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customers. Possesses interpersonal/communication skills necessary for effective, non-judgmental, and empathetic patient care and customer relations. Open to feedback and open to a changing environment, which requires flexibility in scheduling and department assignments.

Job Type: Full-time

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Free parking
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Standard shift:
Day shift
Weekly schedule:
Rotating weekends
Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
Helena, MT 59601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 705442110-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: St Peter's Health
  • Location: Helena, Montana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent