Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN)

CO, Brighton
CO Adams Cty Det Fac
Night 8 hour
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Pamela Barkowski
Recruiter : Email

Compensation Range

$43.37 - $48.19 / hour

You Matter

• Make a difference every day in the lives of the underserved
• Join a mission driven organization with a people first culture
• Excellent career growth opportunities

Join us and find a career that supports:
• Caring for overlooked, underserved, and vulnerable patients
• Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
• Autonomy in a warm team environment
• Growth and training


Perks and Benefits
In addition to comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 401k, we foster a work, life balance for team members and their family to support physical, mental, and financial wellbeing including:
• DailyPay, receive your money as you earn it!
• Tuition Assistance and dependent Scholarships
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including free counseling and health coaching
• Company paid life insurance
• Tax free Health Spending Accounts (HSA)
• Wellness program featuring fitness memberships and product discounts
• Preferred banking partnership and discounted rates for home and auto loans


*Eligibility for perks and benefits varies based on employee type and length of service. 

Why Us

Now is your moment to make a difference in the lives of the underserved.
If there is one unifying characteristic of everyone on our team, it is the deep desire to make a difference by helping society's most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Every day we have 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 whose calling it is to serve others, now is your moment to join our mission to provide quality care to every patient with compassion, collaboration, and innovation, to live our mantra to “Always Do The Right Thing!”, and to collectively do our part to heal the world, one patient at a time.

How you make a difference

The Psychiatric Registered Nurse will work under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA)/Program Manager (PM) or higher medical professional to develop, initiate and coordinate patient care plans in a psychiatric setting. They will collaborate with the healthcare team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality psychiatric care to patients.

Key Responsibilities

• Utilize the nursing process to provide quality patient care by completing assessments, analyzing data, and administering medication according to established standards.
• Respond to psychiatric emergencies, assess for suicide ideation, and manage appropriate risk levels.
• Communicate with healthcare staff regarding patient mental health status, document findings in patient health records, and provide crisis intervention and counseling as required.
• Coordinate activities of assigned shift, respond to intake area requests, and maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment.
• Initiate lifesaving measures, identify medical emergencies, and arrange transportation to hospital as needed. Additionally, may participate in interviewing and training new staff and be responsible for evaluating and training direct reports.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing


  • 3+ years’ working in a psychiatric nurse role
  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience
  • At least two years’ experience providing treatment to adults with various mental health disabilities


  • Current (and must maintain) unrestricted RN license in state of practice
  • Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Certification, i.e. via ANCC, or has completed required hours and is in process of testing for certification
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

Additional Details

**Are you a compassionate and experienced Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) with a passion for mental health? We're seeking dedicated individuals like you to be a crucial part of our healthcare team within the Adams County Detention Center.

**Be at the forefront of psychiatric nursing in a dynamic, safe, and challenging setting where your expertise can truly make a difference.

**Additional $2 night and $1 weekend shift differential (stacking).

**Deadline to apply to this position is June 28th, 2024. Application deadline may be extended contingent upon applicants’ volume.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


We encourage you to apply! If you are excited about a role but your experience doesn’t seem to align perfectly with every element of the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this, or one of our many other roles.




Deadline to apply to this position is contingent upon applicant volume.  Those positions located in Colorado will have a specific deadline posted in the job description.


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