KansasCityRecruiter
the smart solution for Kansas City jobs

Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse

Company: United States Army
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse As a psychiatric/mental health nurse and officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll work with some of the finest minds in medicine who are employing groundbreaking protocols and treatments in key psychiatric issues to address the unique challenges that our service men and women face. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, you will serve in a vital role of providing comprehensive mental health care for Soldiers, their families and military retirees. Job Duties Scope of practice encompasses prevention through mental health promotion activities, intervention when emotional/mental health problems develop, and stabilization of individuals at their highest level of functioning Provide specialized care to emotionally distressed individuals both as inpatients and outpatients, and provide consultation within the general hospital community Conduct patient counseling, crisis intervention, medication management, milieu therapy, group therapy and critical incident debriefings Serve as an expert educator, advisor and consultant on mental health issues to department chiefs and staff Coordinate outpatient psychiatric care within the behavioral health care service line Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust medical systemUnique duty positions include: psychiatric clinical staff nurse; psychiatric clinical head nurse; head nurse in an alcohol/drug treatment program; advanced practice positions such as psychiatric nurse practitioner; clinical section chief; instructor; program director; member of medical company, combat stress control or medical detachment Requirements Active Duty Bachelor's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education Between 21 and 42 years of age Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license U.S. citizenshipArmy Reserve Minimum of a baccalaureate degree, associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited nursing school At least one year of experience in psychiatric nursing Between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information) Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license U.S. citizenship or permanent residency Training Active Duty In the U.S. Army, the case diversity nurses experience in caring for Soldiers and their families far exceeds the medical care environment of the private sector. As an Army Nurse Corps officer, you'll have access to the most sophisticated technology, the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector, plus exceptional professional growth opportunities, which may include paid continuing education, clinical specialization and residencies. Army Reserve Your introduction to the Army Reserve begins with the Army Medical Department Basic Officer Leaders Course, a three-week program that will expose you to the variety of mental and physical challenges you'll face as a member of the health care team. You'll learn about the U.S. Army's approach to health care firsthand, training with other professionals and attending lectures, conferences and demonstrations that cover everything from U.S. Army customs to crisis management. You may even have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on medical simulation of an in-theater field medical unit. After completing BOLC, you will serve with a Reserve unit a minimum of two days each month, and participate in annual training for at least two weeks each year. During this time, your duties may include attending professional seminars and military or nursing education courses provided by the U.S. Army. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work in a wide range of health care environments, whether it be in a modern hospital, working with skilled professionals in a variety of clinical situations or supervising paraprofessionals in a field medical unit. Helpful Skills The normal environment of an Army Nurse Corps officer's work requires time-sensitive problem analysis with an accurate, sound, and immediate decision. Ability to operate under stress, apply critical thinking skills, make decisions and translate these skills to battlefield conditions is critical to medical and mission success. Effective patient care requires the proper balance between technical skills and the ability to apply the appropriate treatment or procedure at the right moment. Army Nurse Corps officers possess expert knowledge in their area of concentration, patient management, and general support and coordination principles. Nurses gain this knowledge through continuing medical education and experience sustained by mentoring, additional institutional training, continuous self-development and progressive levels of assignments within their specialty. Compensation Acitve Benefits In addition to the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with: Army Nurse Accession Bonus Health Professions Loan Repayment Program Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service 30 days of paid vacation earned annuallyReserve Benefits Special Pay for nurses with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program Networking opportunities Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service Low-cost life and dental insurance Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missionsBoth active and Reserve duty officers enjoy commissary and post exchange shopping privileges; a flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k); may receive pay for continuing education; and specialized training to become a leader in their field. Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus. Education Benefits Active Duty The Army Nurse Corps encourages its nurses to improve their skills and enhance their professional experience through a variety of educational programs, including postgraduate opportunities and continuing education and specialty courses, all of which they often attend at the U.S. Army's expense. These programs not only ensure a high degree of motivation, professional opportunities and career satisfaction but also serve to maintain both the U.S. Army's high nursing standards and your level of expertise. Because there is a growing need for psychiatric nurse practitioners, the U.S. Army has established a two-year scholarship using the Health Professions Scholarship Program. Army Reserve One of the many advantages of becoming a member of the Army Reserve health care team is that you'll be able to focus on patient care instead of medical school loans. By continuing to practice in your own community and serving when needed, you may qualify for HPLR to repay your medical school loans. Future Civilian Careers As you advance through your medical career, you will be looking for experiences that blend teaching, research and clinical excellence to best prepare you for unique and challenging opportunities in medicine. Our nurses excel in the clinical, research, academic and health administration arenas. Many have worked in more than one career track throughout their time in the U.S. Army and have held leadership positions ahead of their private sector counterparts. The nurse's responsibility and authority for professional nursing practice expand with education and experience. Expert psychiatric/mental health nurses are role models for their specialty, providing leadership and clinical guidance for effective nursing practice both during their tenure in the Army Nurse Corps and throughout their careers. PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at . Johns Hopkins GE Healthcare Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: United States Army, Kansas City , Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse, Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Healthcare Jobs


CRNA / Nurse Anesthetist (Ref #16854)
Description: Job Description :Staff CRNA needed in the Kansas City, KS area to start in 30 to 45 days. Join the happiest CRNAs in Kansas City Metro. Open to non-KS licensed providers.
Company: Odyssey Staffing
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Psychiatrist
Description: Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Kansas City, Kansas. This and other physician jobs brought to you by
Company: FCSpsy
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Registered Nurse (RN) -Surgery (OR) - Relocation and Sign-On-Bonus Ava
Description: Registered Nurse RN -Surgery OR - FT Days Relocation assistance of 5,000 and sign-on bonus to 5,000 available for experienced RNs At Research Medical Center, above all else, we are committed to (more...)
Company: Research Medical Center
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: 10/21/2018


Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA
Description: HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice
Company: HCR ManorCare
Location: Topeka
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Locum Tenens Neonatology Physician in Topeka, Kansas
Description: Neonatology physician job in Kansas : Title: Neonatology Location: Near Topeka, KS Do you want to work for a company that Understands the Urgency, Never Gives Up, and Has the Courage to Excel in the forever (more...)
Company: MPLT Healthcare
Location: Topeka
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Ongoing EM Coverage Open in Kansas City, KS
Description: Emergency Medicine opening in Kansas City, Kansas. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com I have a need for a locum physician who is able
Company: Fusion HealthCare Staffing
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Cottonwood Springs- Registered Nurse (RN) - House Supervisor
Description: Other opening in Olathe, Kansas. This and other rn jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: br DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES br Ask Us Why 96 Of Our Patients Recommend (more...)
Company: Springstone, Inc
Location: Olathe
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Certified Nursing Aide CNA - St. Anthony's
Description: Job Description The CNA provides direct care to hospital patients. This direct care includes: feeding, hydrating, toileting, transferring, ambulating, grooming, positioning, range of motion, restorative (more...)
Company: Axiom Healthcare Services
Location: Olathe
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Registered Nurse - Home Health
Description: The best place to give care. The best place to get care. That is the Saint Luke s vision and, whether in a hospital, clinic, practice or office, our nearly 11,000 employees strive toward that vision (more...)
Company: Saint Luke's Health Systems
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Registered Nurse (RN) Telemetry - Per Diem
Description: Registered Nurse RN Telemetry - Per Diem Job Description Entrust Your Career to HealthTrust Registered Nurse RN - Telemetry - Per Diem As HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, we focus on a healthcare (more...)
Company: HealthTrust Workforce Solutions
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: 10/21/2018

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Kansas jobs by following @recnetKS on Twitter!

Kansas City RSS job feeds