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Psychiatric Nurse-Registered Nurse
AUSTEN RIGGS CENTER | Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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Full Time Psychiatric Nurse-Registered Nurse Located in beautiful Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Austen Riggs Center is a psychiatric hospital/residential treatment program with a completely voluntary and open setting.

We seek a qualified Registered Nurse to work 32-40 hours per week on eve shift with flexibility to rotate to other shifts as needed and weekend/holiday rotation.

The Staff Nurse is responsible for the provision of a safe and growth promoting community environment. The focus is on the establishment of a therapeutic relationship that maximizes the dignity of individual patients through support of their healthy, adaptive functioning.

The Staff Nurse provides medical care, according to physician's orders, and directs and guides other personnel in the delivery of nursing care.

Qualifications Include:

• Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Crisis Prevention Institute, strong preference for Bachelor of Science in Nursing(or in process) or current certification as a psychiatric nurse.

• Previous psychiatric nursing experience required.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Attention to detail with a working knowledge of computers.

• Physical stamina to work evening, night and weekends.

• Ability to rotate weekends and all shifts as necessary including occasional night shift.

The Austen Riggs Center offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits including generous tuition support for higher nursing education.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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For over 85 years, the Austen Riggs Center has offered long-term residential and hospital-level psychiatric treatment based on intensive, four-times-weekly individual psychotherapy, provided by psychiatrists and psychologists who have advanced and specialized training. From hospital to residential to supervised and unsupervised apartment living, Riggs provides continuity of care with the same psychotherapist, psychopharmacologist and interdisciplinary team through various levels of treatment and living arrangements. Treating an average of 70 patients in a completely open setting, Riggs remains one of the few psychiatric treatment centers in the United States committed to the intensive work necessary to help patients take charge of their lives.

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