• Title

  • Behavioral Health Nurse

    Posted: 02/12/2024

    Southside Behavioral Health provides individualized culturally competent care in our communities, by supporting wellness and quality of life in a recovery-oriented environment and professional manner. Covering the counties of Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick, VA. Our behavioral health services are backed with community involvement and values.

     SBH is seeking a qualified applicant to provide nursing services to individuals who are diagnosed with behavioral health, substance use disorder and/or intellectual disability who receive psychiatric services through the SBH behavioral health outpatient services. Obtains vital signs on individuals at the time of their medication evaluation and management appointment; provides individual and family education on Body Mass Index (BMI); assists psychiatric medication providers during appointments and as needed. Administers injections as prescribed by SBH psychiatric medication providers; performs venipunctures as ordered by psychiatric medication providers; monitors lab results and notifies psychiatric medication providers of any changes. Schedule is Monday through Friday, no weekends or on call required.  

    Responsibilities

    • Performs nursing assessments and intakes as required and updates medication list in the EHR.
    • Assist psychiatric medication providers during appointments and as needed.
    • Coordinates with psychiatric medication providers for medication refills as needed; maintains prior authorizations for individual’s medications as required by insurance.
    • Participates in interdisciplinary staff meetings and coordinates with other SBH staff; coordinates with other medical providers such as primary care physicians. 
    • Monitors client appointments and appropriate follow-up. Reviews psychiatric providers schedules and coordinates with Centralized Scheduling, the Lead Therapist and Lead CM to fill the schedule.
    • Provides nursing coverage in other agency locations as needed.
    Qualifications
    • Licensed LPN in the state of Virginia, CPR and First Aid certified, required.
    • Two to three years of nursing experience required; one to two years of providing services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorder preferred.
    • Must meet all criminal background and drug screening requirements.
    • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
    APPLY HERE: https://southsidebh.org/job/behavioral-health-nurse-2/