Registered Nurse (Forensic Services Unit/Community Transition Unit) – Central Regional Hospital

US Government, Dept of Health and Human Services

A Sign-on bonus of $10,000 for the successful applicant(s) of this posting.
 **See eligibility for Sign-on Bonus below in the Supplemental and Contact Information section.


***Per G.S. 126-5(c1) (37), this position is Exempt from all provisions of NC General Statute Chapter 126 (State Human Resources Act) with the exception of Articles 6 and 7.***  

We are recruiting for Registered Nurses on our Forensic Services Unit (FSU) and our Community Transition Unit (CTU) at Central Regional Hospital (CRH).  Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to,:  

*  Responsible for completion of shift assignments, medication administration, participation on treatment teams, and all other required duties within the scope of the role and licensure.

*  Rotating responsibility as the unit’s Charge Nurse.  The Registered Nurse, performing in the Charge Nurse role will supervise the tasks and duties of other Professional Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Healthcare Technicians/Youth Program Assistants (Certified Nursing Assistant).

Forensic Services Unit (FSU):  FSU provides court-ordered forensic services for the entire State of North Carolina.

Forensic Treatment Program (FTP) (76 beds):  Males and females, 18 years and over:  Provides mental health treatment and other services for individuals who are involuntary committed for psychiatric hospitalization after being found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity or found incapable to proceed.  Pretrial unit provides comprehensive forensic mental health evaluations for the State of North Carolina for criminal defendants ordered by the court system.

Community Transition Unit (CTU) – The mission of CTU is to provide state-of-the-art assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for patients with severe. chronic or treatment-resistant psychiatric illnesses.   These patients are transferred from an acute adult service unit requiring more comprehensive and extended services to return to the community with a reduced risk of relapse and readmission.  Treatment efforts are aimed at reducing and managing symptoms while strengthening the practical skills needed to maintain community living.  

Multiple positions and shifts are available, however, needs vary daily with ever changing hospital vacancies.  Our shifts are 8 hours and include rotating weekends and holidays as scheduled.  This position is designated as Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events.

First shift:  7:00am – 3:30pm
Second shift: 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Third shift: 11:00pm – 7:30am

We currently offer additional shift differential pay for our second, third, and weekend shifts. These are full-time positions and eligible for the full State benefits package including health insurance and retirement.

As of June 1, 2022, the new pay grade and salary range will be:
$55,518 – $83,278

Position:  Multiple positions/shifts available

About the Department of Health and Human Services/Central Regional Hospital
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees.  In collaboration with its partners, it is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all North Carolinians.

Central Regional Hospital (CRH) is a State-of-the Art psychiatric hospital located in Butner, NC.  Our location is ideal with four seasons, mild temperatures and provides an easy commute to the NC mountains or beaches.  Butner possesses small town charm but is within 30 minutes of a major metropolitan area including Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham, NC.  The people we serve are at the heart of the facility.  Our team is critical to the mission of the hospital.  We strive to create an environment in which every team member contributes to the overall success of the hospital to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we serve.

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