Psychiatric Behavioral Nurse

The University of Kansas Hospital Shawnee Mission, KS

The University of Kansas Health System is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We are driven by our commitment to service, to continuous improvement and to the highest degree of excellence. Every member of our team shares an unwavering commitment to put patients first. We offer a wide array of career opportunities, along with competitive pay and outstanding benefits. We invite you to join us as we continue to advance the power of academic medicine.

Position Summary/Career Interest

Are you interested in making a positive impact in the lives of children and adolescents? Do you believe in a mission to provide efficient, value added, patient-centered care that are second to none? Do you value excellence, compassion, diversity, integrity, and evidence based decision making?

Our growing and innovative Behavioral Health unit is calling for you! As a Behavioral Health RN at our Marillac Campus, you will belong to a team of healthcare professionals who excel in caring for children and youth diagnosed with a mental illness and/or experiencing behavioral challenges. Our Behavioral Health Nurses ensure that our clients receive the best clinical care and patient satisfaction. We provide compassionate and specialized care to each of our patients that come through our doors.

The schedules are flexible and weekend premium positions are available. There are lots of growth and development opportunities as our behavioral health units continue to expand. We hope you make the best decision in choosing the #1 Best Hospital in Kansas City to be your home!


* Work closely as a partner on the medical staff team to ensure the very best care is given to our patients.

* Assess and monitor the administration and documentation of all medications, processing doctor's orders and working closely with the pharmacy.

* May conduct assessments and assess for medical emergencies and consult with appropriate staff regarding appropriate treatment.

* From time to time, you may facilitate scheduling of medical, dental, and eye appointments and ensure those needs are met.

* Ensure all patient charts and related documentation is maintained, current, and relevant at all times.

* Oversee the lab clinic.


* Associates degree or higher in Nursing; BSN preferred or must complete BSN within five years of hire

* At least one year of relevant experience

* RN License in state of practice with CPR Certification

* Certified in behavior management techniques

* Knowledge and understanding of physician desk reference guide

* Read, write and speak English

* Computer literate and proficient in various computer programs

* Knowledge of accreditation standards

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