Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) - Alpine Special Treatment Center - $5,000 Sign On Bonus

Alpine Special Treatment Center
Variable Shift
Bonnie Alston
Recruiter : Email

Why Wellpath

NOW is your moment to make a difference! Join our Wellpath family at Alpine Special Treatment Center and make a difference everyday providing care to society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, you’ve come to the right organization. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with yours. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities — wherever we go, wherever we grow — one patient at a time.

About this role

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, is responsible for accomplishing the day to day licensed nursing care and related technical work in the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of mentally ill individuals. Under the direct supervision of Nursing Leadership, the Registered Nurse ensures the safety of the milieu by evaluating medical stabilization, monitoring, assessment and reporting of client needs, crisis intervention, providing structured activities and support. Additional responsibilities include documentation related to daily care, reporting changes to physicians, and assisting with licensed nursing-related duties assigned. The Registered Nurse will be monitored; under direct management supervision at all times and is responsible to follow through with tasks as trained and as assigned. The Registered Nurse will be in continual conversation with supervisors regarding client medical care, behavioral stabilization as well as communicate regularly with other members of multidisciplinary team.The Registered Nurse position is expected to promote safe, clean, and healthy environment for facility clients. The Registered Nurse may be required to perform tasks which involve exposure to dangerous equipment and must follow the required procedures for handling, cleaning, or moving of objects/materials and /or cleanup of materials. This position also requires physical capabilities to perform job duties, flexibility in schedule and ability to work in a variety of conditions and multiple environments.The Registered Nurse ensures compliance with department protocols, policies, guidelines, and facility standards. 85% of duties include direct client care.

Additional Details

$5,000 Sign On Bonus!

What you bring to the table


  • Registered Nurse (RN)degree from an accredited school of nursing;is a basic requirement for all Registered Nurse.Preferred BSN


  • None beyond the basic requirements. Registered Nurse(s) at this level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration, floor nurse assignments). However, completed work may require routine or detailed higher-level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.


  • Must possess a current, unrestricted California license as a Registered Nurse (RN).

What you will do

As a Registered Nurse (RN) you will:


  • Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the adult or geriatric client’s immediate condition or needs within timeframe specified by client facility’s policies, procedures or protocols.
  • Conducts ongoing assessments as determined by the adult or geriatric client’s condition and/or the client facility’s policies, procedures or protocols and reprioritizes care accordingly.
  • Develops plan of care that is individualized for the adult or geriatric client reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.
  • Reviews and approves plan(s) of care initiated by other nursing staff in accordance with facility policy and scope of practice.
  • Performs appropriate interventions as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Performs therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the adult or geriatric client and his/her family.
  • Provides individualized patient/family education customized to the adult or geriatric client and his/her family.
  • Documents client assessment findings, behavioral/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.
  • Identifies, evaluates, monitors, and tracks individual client medical needs based on complexity, frequency, and other associated risk factors.
  • Initiates emergency resuscitative measures according to adult resuscitation protocols.
  • Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff.
  • Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the adult or geriatric client’s and family’s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
  • Reports client condition to appropriate personnel during each shift. [Physician’s when required.] Observes and reports behavioral and physical changes
  • Administers prescribed medications, making constant adjustments commensurate with a patient’s condition under the supervision of qualified medical staff.
  • Maintains control of medications in accordance with medication management policies, regulation (e.g. Title 9), and protocols.
  • Maintains current competency in adult psychiatric/mental health care nursing including the safe use of restraints and seclusion.
  • Give immunizations; prepare and administer prescribed medications orally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, rectally, topically, and by inhalation.
  • Properly record medications and treatments in the client’s chart; take vital signs; observe, document and report patient reactions to medication and treatments.
  • Assist in the formulation, re-evaluation and adjustment of client care plans to meet physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient.
  • Observe client’s behavior; identify symptoms which may interfere with the client’s capacity to function; develop good rapport and understanding with the client in order to obtain specific goals; discuss nursing assignments, nursing care, and needs of individual clients with Clinical Staff based on observations and ongoing assessment of client's behavior, and plan therapeutic measures of intervention before a crisis occurs.
  • Observe clients' condition, response to treatment and report on progress. Receives physician orders for medications and administers them as prescribed.
  • Complete appropriate documentation related to incidents and denial of rights in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with Nurse II, III, or IV to evaluate medication regime, and assist with medication administration of emergency / PRN medications as necessary.
  • Assist with admission process to include but not limited to the timely completion of admission paperwork and communicating risk factors to team.
  • Assist with client discharge process to include timely completion of discharge paperwork Coordinate and participate in day to day activities for clients such as:
  • Monitoring meals / Diet compliance
  • Medication compliance
  • Self-care
  • Vitals / Temperature
  •  Weights
  • Mouth Checks
  • Daily check in with clients
  • Fresh Air Break Monitoring
  • Hallway Monitors as appropriate for ensuring medical stabilization and safety
  • Communicate verbally with appropriate provider during crisis
  • Verbally follow up with Pharmacy as needed
  • Complete weekly notes as assigned

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits


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