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Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Ref No.: 15-00668
Category: Registered Nurse
Location: Havelock, North Carolina
Start Date: 12/21/2015
Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Southern Hospitality mixed with a cultural diversity and coastal living

THE SETTING - Havelock, NC
Located in Eastern North Carolina in Craven County right in between the historical New Bern and the stunning beaches of the Crystal Coast, Havelock offers many things to its residents and visitors. The Crystal Coast is not named crystal without a reason donned with radiant CRYSTAL waters it creating mesmerizing views. Two beautiful rivers meet in New Bern, where you'll find Tryon Palace, spectacular gardens, historic homes, quaint shops, cozy restaurants and lively entertainment frame downtown streets. Farther south, you can enjoy MCAS Cherry Point and the 157,000 acre Croatan National Forest, nationally recognized for its trails and recreation opportunities.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Often referred to as the "Gateway to Cherry Point, Havelock is home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and the 15,500 sailors, Marines and civilians that work on base. A number of services are available to the military and their dependents, ranging from housing to recreational opportunities. Other facilities on the air station are designed to afford military personnel a wide variety of conveniences and recreation. The newly remodeled Marine Corps Exchange offers a department store, furniture store, grocery store, flower shop, liquor store and a number of small shops. There are also dry-cleaning and laundry facilities, a child-development center, a bank, a credit union and a service center with a convenience store, and a number of restaurants. Recreational facilities geared to Marines and their dependents include a large gymnasium, fitness center, three pools, a bowling center, a golf course, a boat ramp, a number of marinas and the base stables.
The Sound of Freedom Golf Course has been opened to the public. Recently renovated, the 18-hole course is located directly on the picturesque Neuse River with great water views, a character unique to the area. The course features a 24-hour driving range, chipping area, practice putting green, club rentals, a snack bar and a certified PGA teaching pro on staff.
The close rapport between the city and air station authorities allows mutual support of festivals, shows and family attractions. Craven County schools serve military families and vice versa.
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Perform a full range of RN duties in accordance with assignment under the task order, including:  triage; patient assessment and monitoring; use of patient monitoring and treatment equipment; appropriate nursing care, procedures, and treatments; execution of physicians' orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice; documentation of patient care and observations; and patient education and emotional support.
  • Provide professional nursing care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
  • Assess each patient and perform triage duties as assigned.
  • Formulate and carry out a goal directed plan of care which based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes and which is prioritized according to patient needs and available resources including time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of self-care given by all health team members, and contribution of systems, environment, and instrumentation in progressing patient toward outcomes.
  • Provide treatment and discharge instructions upon patient release.
  • Perform assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiological, psychological, and cognitive status.
  • Provide a safe and clean environment for each patient.
  • Ensure areas are stocked and properly equipped.
  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet identified needs.
  • Assist in planning, provide clinical direction and provide instruction to LPNs/LVNs, nursing assistants and ancillary personnel.
  • Possess one year full-time experience in the last three years as an RN in a mental health or psychiatric setting.
  • Have education as follows:  Either (a), a bachelor's degree in Nursing; or (b) a diploma graduate in Nursing; or (c) an associate degree in Nursing from an accredited university.
  • Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Basics Life Support (BLS) as certified by the American Heart Association.
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