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Registered Nurse
Tanager Place | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Job Description

$1,500.00 Sign-on Bonus Available after 90 Days Successful Employment!

Position Summary:
The Inpatient Department Registered provides nursing expertise and leadership ensuring quality nursing care to the clients/consumers of Tanager Place
Examples of Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating health services activities for Inpatient Programs and providing support for medical needs of Camp Tanager;
  • Ensure strategies are in place to provide high-quality treatment for clients;
  • Effectively implement the Inpatient Nursing Department’s philosophy goals and standards for nursing practice;
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable State, Federal, and Accreditation health requirements;
  • Support the Health Services team develop and deliver medication training such as Medication Manager, and Certified Medication Aide Training; assist with medication change over and MAR change over;
  • Ability to collaborate professionally and positively with medical providers across agency programs;
  • Provides psychiatric services to support agency psychiatrists for inpatient clients that include but are not limited to; participate in rounds, client assessments, lab orders, calling results, answering the phone, ordering replacement doses, ordering supplies, and other related duties;
  • Take call to triage client/consumer injuries and or illnesses after business hours;
  • Maintain professional boundaries with clients/consumers, families, other agency employees, schools, and pharmacies;
  • Completes all necessary training as assigned including required continuous education, conference attendance, review of relevant materials, and completion of   Relias training;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with Tanager Place policies; procedures and safety practices;
  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Effectively utilize the agency’s Electronic Health Record system;
  • Knowledge and use of the agency’s Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care model;
  • Thorough knowledge of clerical and administrative support practices and customer service practices and procedures;
  • Operate in a trustworthy manner managing confidentiality and sensitive information accordingly;
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Thorough knowledge and experience as a productive team member with the flexibility to adapt to daily changes in routine or assignments;
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion;
  • Proficient typing skills and utilization of modern office equipment;
  • Ability to critically think through issues/problems and identify effective solutions/outcomes;
  • Detail-oriented, dependable, and able to work autonomously as a positive, collaborative team player;
  • Ability to care for and work with emotionally disturbed and delinquent adolescents/children;
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally;
  • Ability to act as a positive emissary of Tanager Place in all meetings with public and other agency employees to promote positive image of Tanager Place at all times.

Required Attributes:

  • Proactive attitude takes initiative without prompting;
  • Ability to cope under stressful situations and handle complex assignments;
  • Consistent and reliable with task completion, often completing assignments ahead of deadlines with exceptional quality;
  • Handles multiple work assignments successfully 

Acceptable Experience/Training/ Education:

  • RN required BSN or two years prior experience is preferred;
    1. Experience working in psychiatric nursing and supervisory experience is preferred
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. 

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Current State of Iowa Nursing License


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