RN, Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Access Center - PRN
 Lake Charles, LA
Req Number: 70043022


Registered Nurse (RN)


CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital-10100


Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care in accordance with facility and departmental policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. Provides routine and specialized nursing care, acting as a team leader for psychiatric patients. Assist in the admission process as a single point of entry to CHRISTUS St. Patrick Behavioral Health Services. Assesses the needs of walk-in and telephone callers and ensures their referral to the service or resource to best address those needs. Responds to telephone and face-to-face inquires from persons seeking mental health care information about mental health-related services. Facilitates the provision of patient care by performing specific nursing tasks in accordance with organizational and regulatory compliance.

  • Graduate of an accredited RN program; excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of scope and role of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Technician, Patient Care Technician and Unit Clerk
  • Two (2) years experience in psychiatric nursing preferred
  • A license to practice as a Registered Nurse within the state of Louisiana; Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support and recertified every two years; Current CPI training or completion within 90 days of employment with annual recertification