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Registered Nurse / RN - FT Adult Addiction Recovery 2nd Shift (3:00PM-11:30PM)

Universal Health Services

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Registered Nurse / RN - FT Adult Addiction Recovery 2nd Shift (3:00PM-11:30PM)

Job Code:  234669
Facility: Ridge Behavioral Health System
Location: LEXINGTON, KY US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, RN
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS built an impressive record of achievement and performance, steadily growing from a startup company with zero revenue into a Fortune 500 corporation with annual revenue that exceeds $8 billion. The company's operating philosophy has proven to be effective: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, then invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive and become a dominant healthcare provider in its community.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies” and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

The Ridge Behavioral Health System is seeking a dynamic and talented Registered Nurse for the Adult Chemical Dependency Unit.

Located in Lexington, KY, the heart of the Bluegrass, The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers a healing environment that is reassuring to a patients’ sense of security and confidentiality. Dedicated to excellence, The Ridge Behavioral Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as a licensed, 110-bed hospital, providing psychiatric (mental health) and chemical dependency (drug & alcohol rehabilitation) services to children, adolescents and adults. Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a six-day per week basis, days and evenings. Care is provided according to an established code of ethical conduct and strict adherence to patient rights. The Ridge Behavioral Health System is owned and operated by Universal Health Services.

The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients within the treatment milieu utilizing Standards of Nursing Practice and Care.

Essential Responsibilities Include, But Not Limited To:

  • Accurately and timely completes the following duties: new patient admissions, assessment, orders, treatment plan, property inventory, nutritional screening, progress note, patient education, safe and efficient medication administration
  • Facilitates group activities tailored to the appropriate topic, age, and level of understanding as approved by the Program Coordinator
  • Adheres to and completes precaution forms in accordance with hospital policy and procedure
  • Initiates treatment plan upon admission and updates treatment plan based on patient’s assessed needs
  • Demonstrates ability to administer medications according to hospital policy and procedures
  • Communicates changes in patient’s status (legal, psychiatric, physical) with physician and immediate supervisor and other treatment team members
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to diffuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns; follows proper NCI de-escalation techniques when handling crisis situations.
  • Ensure therapeutic milieu is maintained
  • Round on the unit with physician as needed
  • Notify Nurse Manager and/or Nursing Supervisor of any staffing needs, unusual events, risk indicators, & infection control issues. Complete forms as required
  • Progress notes are current, complete, legible, and reflect accurate objective information and adhere to documentation protocols and policies. Notes include physical, medical, and behavioral status in accordance with BIRP guidelines.
  • Documents & reports incidents immediately and according to policy. 



• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

• Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.

• Current RN Licensure
• NCI (nonviolent crisis intervention) required. This training also offered upon hire.

Other Skills
• Demonstrate accurate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual assessment skills.
• Ability to clearly communicate findings both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of Standards of Nursing Practice and Care in all aspects of patient care provided.
• Demonstrate knowledge and support of the psychotherapeutic based treatment model and ability to utilize knowledge in patient care and therapeutic milieu.

This opportunity provides the following:
• Challenging and rewarding work environment.
• Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries.
• Competitive Compensation.
• Generous Paid Time Off.
• Competitive Sign-On and Annual Retention Bonus.
• 3 Weeks of Paid Training.


Apply also by sending resumes to

The Ridge Behavioral Health Systems, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.



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