Registered Nurse (AAU/MPU/FSU/CTU) – 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. 

Central Regional Hospital
***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 currently recruiting for Registered Nurses on all units at Central Regional Hospital (CRH). This posting is for our Adult Admissions Units, Medical Unit, Forensic Units and our Community Transition Units. There is a separate positing for our other units at 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 license.
  • 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). 
Adult Admissions Unit (AAU). AAU serves patients ages 18-64 presenting with multiple diagnoses including primary psychiatric as well as substance abuse and medical diagnoses. The goal of AAU is stabilization so patients can return to living in the community as independently as possible.
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 Community Transition Unit (CTU) patient population consists of adults ages 18-64, diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Patients are not normally admitted directly into CTU. Patients are transferred from Adult Admission Unit for long term treatment of their mental illness after repeated admissions. Many are homeless and have no source of income and housing; lacking a support system at home and in the community; and have inadequate coping and problem-solving skills.

Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU).  The primary purpose of this area is to provide Medical Surgical care for acute illnesses, chronic conditions unable to be treated by the psych unit, and functions as the Emergency Response Team (CODE Blue). Patients admitted to this area often have multiple issues which require various levels of care from independence to total care.  In addition, MPU acts as the Employee Clinic after hours and patient clinic for patients returning from OSH/ambulatory care procedures. 

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. 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: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Second Shift: 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Third Shift: 11:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

We currently offer additional shift differential pay for our second (20%), third (20%) and weekend (10%) shifts.
These are full-time positions and eligible for the full State benefits package including health insurance and retirement. 

About Central Regional Hospital (CRH):
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 N.C. 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 our 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.
About the Department of Health and Human Services  
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) serves the needs of the most vulnerable of North Carolinians and in order to accomplish this, we hire only the most dedicated and caring individuals.   Finding qualified clinical professionals to treat and care for our clients is a continual challenge as demand for services grows and the availability of providers struggles to keep pace.   We are seeking a motivated individual who is up for this challenge and is dedicated to our mission of providing North Carolinians with the very best in clinical care.

Compensation and Benefits
The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits.  Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis).   Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave.   In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.   Visit website for State Benefits. 

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