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Staff RN, 7a-7p shift-APU Unit (Relocation & Sign-on Bonus)

Universal Health Services

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Staff RN, 7a-7p shift-APU Unit (Relocation & Sign-on Bonus)

Job Code:  243919
Facility: St. Simon's By the Sea
Location: SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, RN
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

UHS is currently recruiting for a Staff RN (Adult Psych Unit) for our Saint Simons By-The-Sea Hospital. Saint Simons By-The-Sea is a 101 bed psychiatric and addictive disease hospital for adults and adolescents. We strive to provide quality mental health treatment and addiction treatment services in the area. Located on Saint Simons Island, Ga., Saint Simons By-The-Sea's serene island setting ensures privacy and anonymity, enabling the patient to concentrate on recovery. Our hospital is conveniently located within driving distance of Jacksonville, FL, Savannah, GA, and other surrounding cities in the South Georgia and Northern Florida region. The hospital's comfortable, supportive environment helps put patients at ease.

Saint Simons By-The-Sea's staff has extensive experience in the fields of addiction treatment, recovery, relapse prevention and mental health treatment.

St. Simons By-The-Sea offers a full comprehensive benefit package including company matched 401K and stock option plans. Additional benefits include supplemental life for employee, spouse and dependents. A perks card is also offered with many discounts for car rentals, attractions, movie tickets, cell phones and many more.

Please check out our website at to learn more about us.

Responsibilities include:

1. Manage medication of patients by ensuring physician orders are implemented, evaluated and documented and by assuring proper administration of medication to each patient. Report any dosages or physician’s orders in question to the Nursing Supervisor.

2. Observe and report the patient’s signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment and/or interventions and records same in the medical record according to facility policy.

3. Formulate, implement and evaluate treatment plans. Update treatment plan as necessary.

4. Participate in treatment planning and contributes pertinent observations and knowledge of updating and changes of the treatment plan.

5. Assess the behavioral and medical needs of patients each shift.

6. Provide individual instruction to patients and their families concerning medications, health, and medical needs.

7. Participate in and/or supervises and documents special treatment procedures, progressive interventions and de-escalation of patients according to facility policy.

8. Demonstrate basic knowledge of adolescent and adult emotional and mental health and disease concepts.

9. Consistently meet facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory staff meetings and training sessions as required.

10. Assure cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned area and proactively assist in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility to help maintain the physical environment to assure the safety of patients and staff.

11. Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures, and other regulatory requirements by reporting any known or suspected violations to the supervisor or through other means identified in company policy.

12. Maintain confidentiality of all patient records per program guidelines.

13. Provide timely, accurate, and professional documentation according to facility policy.

14. Participate in, and supports, performance improvement initiatives.

15. Project a positive role model image for patients and colleagues by participating as a team member, cooperating with staff, demonstrating compromise and appropriate expression of opinions, and attending staff meetings as required.

16. Maintain appropriate relationships with patients by treating them in a respectful manner at all times, by eliciting patients’ interest and cooperation, and by maintaining appropriate boundaries.

17. Ensure the right of all patients are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and correct physical restraint methods when necessary.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must be a registered nurse licensed to practice nursing in Georgia. Experience in mental health field preferred but not required.

Must be CPR certified and be available to work weekends.

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