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  • Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Geriatrics
  • Long Term Care
  • LPN / LVN
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric
  • Nurse Practitioner
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Job Details


Job Code:  23104
Facility: Summit Ridge
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

   SummitRidge Hospital specializes in the provision of mental health and chemical dependency services. Registered Nurses provide caring and professional inpatient nursing support to adults and adolescents suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders. Additionally, the Geriatric unit provides acute care for seniors in psychiatric crisis.

   Our in-patient nursing department is led by the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Weekend Supervisor and includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Mental Health Technicians, and Nurse Technicians. SummitRidge is committed to continuity of care and does not utilize agency staff, instead we maintain a fully trained PRN pool as needed.

Join a fast-paced team as a Registered Nurse to prescribe, delegate and coordinate the nursing care provided on assigned unit, as appropriate for the ages of the patients served.  Routinely function as the nurse responsible for a group of patients or as a preceptor or the charge nurse.  Supervise and direct the nursing care provided by other nursing staff in a positive and courteous manner.  Communicate effectively to other staff to promote efficient continuity of care.

  Our team of professionals have extensive sub-specialty certifications and are here as partners on the path to wellness. Whether transitioning from treatment in our Behavioral Health Hospital, or accessing therapy or counseling for the first time, our team of experienced professionals is here to meet the needs of individuals and families. SummitRidge Hospital is licensed and accredited by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


- Graduate of an approved school of nursing with an AD, Diploma or BSN

- Currently licensed as an RN with the Georgia Board of Nursing

- Prior experience with inpatient psychiatry or acute care hospital setting.

Position Tasks:

1.      Nursing Process - Delivers nursing care and medications to the acutely ill patient through the nursing process of assessment planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation.  Effectively interacts and communicates with patient, significant others, and other health team members, while maintaining standards of professional nursing and safety.  Identifies signs and symptoms, which include potential physiologic problems; correlates these with abnormalities found in the database; takes action, which reflects knowledge and good judgement.  Assists Mental Health Techs and LPN’s in identifying strategies to deal with behavioral responses to illnesses.

2.      Human Relations – Promotes unit cohesiveness through positive peer support and care group direction, communicating information about staff’s needs to appropriate person.  Verbalizes patient care expected outcomes and care strategies to coworkers in charge of shift report.

3.      Quality Improvement -  Demonstrates skill in planning care for patients with complex safety needs; assists Mental Health Techs and LPN’s in translating standards of care into an effective plan of care of the patient.  Participates in unit QA activities as requested; identifies potential or actual areas for quality improvement.

4.      Leadership/Decision Making – Fulfills the role of the nurse who is responsible for group of assigned patients and who interfaces appropriately with students in the clinical area.  Recognizes and takes immediate action in crisis situations; evaluates the effectiveness and implications of own decisions.

5.      Patient Teaching – Provides guidance to Mental Health Techs ’s and LPN’s in implementing an effective patient teaching/discharge planning, adapts teaching skills and plans to individual situations.

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