Sr. Registered Nurse - Acute Care Psychiatric Unit- F/T Evenings

HMH CARRIER CLINIC INC Belle Mead Requisition # 2022-115800 ShiftEvening StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkEvery Other Weekend HolidaysThree of 6 On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours2:45pm- 11:15pm Address252 County Road 601, Belle Mead, 08502

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Carrier Clinic, a behavioral health system, has been a trusted source of compassionate help and supportive healing for patients and their families since we opened our doors in 1910. Carrier Clinic has been a trusted source of expert care for those afflicted with mental disorders or substance abuse. We rank among the top psychiatric and rehab recovery centers in NJ for several reasons. We’re always respectful of our patients’ privacy. We’re always compassionate to each individual situation. Our specialized mental health and addiction treatment programs work to return adults, adolescents, and older adults back to enjoyable and productive lives.


This position functions under the supervision of the Unit Director and is delegated authority and accountability for coordinating, directing and participating in clinical and administrative duties, assigning nursing personnel and assuming responsibility for providing individualized quality patient care by assessing patient needs through data collection and by designing, implementing and continuously evaluating the plan of care. Works in collaboration with all members of the treatment team. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. May be assigned to any inpatient unit or Blake to meet patient care needs.

  • Prioritizes and coordinates the delivery of nursing care by assessing the individual and group needs of patients and assigns appropriate nursing personnel
  • On admission completes Nursing Admission Assessment: identifies strengths, weaknesses and problems and develops ITP considering patient's age, disability, ethnicity, culture and religion.
  • Administers medication and treatment accurately and according to policies and procedures and assesses effect of medication on patient.
  • Attends multidisciplinary TP conferences for assigned patients and works collaboratively with members of treatment team to achieve identified goals.
  • Assures patient care is provided in accordance with the MTP.
  • Assesses and intervenes in emergency situations, directs the response of other staff, notifies appropriate administrative staff or rescue squad.
  • Understands and implements hospital wide, regulatory agencies' and standard nursing policies, procedures, regulations and standards; operates within professional scope of practice.
  • Maintains responsibility for directing the staff on his or her shift under the guidance of the Unit Director.
  • Effectively collaborates with treatment team and positively supports patients' plans for continuing care.
  • Supervises and leads psycho-educational, medication education, health education and community meetings, lectures and patient/staff meetings. Ensures that groups are conducted as scheduled.
  • Assesses learning needs, readiness and barriers to learning of patient (and families) and documents appropriately.
  • Provides age appropriate learning opportunities (individual and group) and documents teaching and outcomes appropriately.
  • Provides educational materials that are specifically appropriate for patient/family, considering age, educational level, culture and disability.
  • Provides input to Unit Director regarding unit-based PI measures based on concerns, high risk, high volume issues.
  • Participates in unit's PI activities by accurate data collection which focuses on established indicators, processes & outcomes.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly work/patient care environment.
  • Immediately reports all environmental and safety hazards per Policy and Procedures
  • Handles and disposes of infectious and hazardous materials per Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a resource for clinical and administrative issues on respective shifts.
  • Oversees staff to ensure compliance with all nursing care documentation on his or her respective shifts.
  • Review all assigned patient charts for new orders at the beginning of each shift.
  • Accurately transcribes, reviews and co-signs medication orders within procedural time limits.
  • Immediately documents adverse reactions and unusual incidents using appropriate reports and follows up as required by Policy and Procedures.
  • Uses approved hospital abbreviation for charting at all times.
  • Demonstrates computer literacy and competency for all required systems.
  • Documents patient information within medical record accurately and within procedural time limits: assessments, progress notes, response to care provided, treatment plan and updates and discharge summary.
  • Responds to patient and family complaints occurring on his or her shift and keeps the Unit Director informed.
  • Counsels nursing staff with regard to patient care issues, performance problems, absences, lateness, interpersonal relationships and provides feedback to the Unit Director.
  • Provides feedback to Unit Director regarding employees working on his or her shift to assist the Unit Director in evaluating staff.
  • Provides feedback to the Unit Director regarding the training needs of staff.
  • Participates in the orientation of new/transfer personnel and students as assigned to the unit.
  • Identifies one patient problem, patient strength, and intervention within 24 hours of admission.
  • Attends Treatment Planning Conferences when scheduled and makes additions/revisions to plans as discussed at meeting.
  • Reviews the Master Treatment plan weekly and makes revisions as warranted by the patient¿s condition.
  • Plans and conducts nursing psycho-educational groups as per unit schedule.
  • Demonstrates positive communication techniques in working with other members of the treatment team in order to enhance patient care.
  • Meets all requirements for annual IV re-cert if applicable
  • Demonstrates positive communication techniques in working with other members of the treatment team in order to enhance patient care.
  • Models the I CARE standards of behavior
  • Maintains standards of behavior as established in the Organizational Ethics and Codes of Conduct Policy
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Meets or exceeds expectations of patients, hospital and staff members, in person or via the telephone in the course of performing assigned accountabilities.



  • Graduate of accredited RN program required
  • NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License
  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification
  • 3 years staff nurse experience at least 2 years psychiatry required


  • BSN preferred
  • Charge RN or other leadership experience preferred Licenses and Certifications 
  • Certifications Preferred- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Certification or Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing

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