Meridian Health Services
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Inpatient Psychiatry

Want to make a difference in someone's life?

Join the Meridian Health Services team serving the community for over 35 years. We are a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being.  

Meridian Health Services at River Bend is currently seeking a part time Registered Nurse for our Inpatient Program located in West Lafayette, Indiana.  This position will work 7a to 7p two shifts per week, every other weekend. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrates medication administration skills: (minimal errors, timely med pass):
  • Demonstrates pharmacodynamics knowledge: (adverse effects, drug interactions, therapeutic response, etc.).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of pathophysiology with particular emphasis on population served.
  • Demonstrates skill with physical assessment.
  • Demonstrates timely follow through with client appointments, labs, and medical concerns.
  • Acts as patient advocate to monitor individualization of treatment, coordinate treatment plans, and work with treatment in effective and proactive manner.
  • Demonstrates effective and respectful verbal communication skills with clients, co-workers, and visitors.
  • Informs physicians of changes in client's condition e.g.; behavioral/physical, abnormal labs/vital signs, significant contact with others. Charts all observations.
  • Accurately documents and transcribes physician's orders; accounts fall all controlled substances and unit stock items.
  • Obtains staff input regarding safety/security risks in making unit management decisions.
  • Implements necessary restrictions ordered or as nursing measures when warranted by physical and/or psychiatric conditions.
  • Demonstrates safety/security on unit (verbal/physical interventions (CPI), emergency codes, universal precautions, CPR, event reports, assessment of client risk factors).
  • Demonstrates skill with documentation (PRN's, timely notation of orders, charting, etc.).
  • Demonstrates skill with admission/discharge process: (completes paperwork in a timely manner including assessment for pain, falls, and suicide risk).
  • Demonstrates effective and timely written communication skills (COS report/kardex, discharge charting, etc.).
  • Demonstrates effective planning and organization skills.
  • Uses the nursing process to manage and allocate personnel and unit resources, to assure completion of unit tasks, and to meet the needs of clients and milieu.
  • Motivates nursing staff to grow professionally by acting as a role model in direct appropriate communication, professional accountability, and continuing education.
  • Notifies nurse on call and/or supervisor of admissions, elopements, staffing problems, significant changes in clients' condition, or any other emergent problems.
  • Uses the nursing process to formulate individual treatment plans in consultation with unit staff, physicians, treatment team, and other disciplines; treatment plans are formulated toward psychosocial, medical, cultural, age-specific, and pain management needs.
  • Good time management skills, including the ability to structure time, prioritize activities, and be self-motivated.
  • Teaches, trains, and supervises clients and staff (empowering and teaching new responsibilities within acceptable limits).
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Meets with supervisor for clinical and administrative supervision.
  • Works well with other departments and outside agencies.
  • Attends or completes all mandatory nursing requirements.
  • Continues professional growth and development through participate in clinicals, in-services, workshops, and individual study.
  • Participate in Hospital's quality improvement program.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures.
  • Maintains professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrates dependability with attendance, punctuality, availability, completion of duties in a timely manner.
  • Carries out duties consistent with program description and task list.
  • Demonstrates competence in use of electronic health record.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities: 

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau as required by the pre-hire competency form
  • Holds a valid Indiana Driver's License, has a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, and insurance

Meridian Health Services provides the following benefits: 

  • Health, dental, vision plans
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Voluntary benefits, including critical illness, short term disability, etc.
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Wellness plan
  • Professional development funds
  • Life balance oriented organization

Drug screen, extensive background check, and fingerprinting are required. 

Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify.

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