Registered Nurse - Adolescent Unit

Job Description

Peachford Hospital is searching for a caring, compassionate and experienced psychiatric Charge Nurse (Registered Nurse) (RN) to lead the day shift (7a-3p/Tuesday – Friday/No Weekends) on our Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit.    A Sign-On Bonus is available for this full time position.


What Role Will You Play?

The Charge Nurse is responsible for ensuring the milieu of the unit runs smoothly and that our patients receive the most appropriate care. The Charge Nurse (RN) makes unit staff assignments and follows through with team members to ensure all responsibilities are completed on a timely basis. All of Peachford’s Registered Nurses (RNs) are responsible for delivering quality nursing care to our patients and ensuring their safety and continued care and improvement.   All of our RNs play a pivotal role in the treatment planning process as well as patient and family education. 


What Is It Like to Work at Peachford?

Our hospital has strong leadership, with plenty of mentoring and coaching opportunities for advancement for anyone interested in growing their career.  Our patients present us with clinical challenges and high acuity illnesses and require caring customer service.  We balance that with strong teamwork and a sense of humor that makes Peachford a challenging, yet fun place to work.   While taking care of our patients, we also strive to take care of each other.

If you like a challenge and the satisfaction of getting people the help they need, Peachford is the right place for you. 


What Will You Get To Do?

Charge Nurses (RN) are responsible for completing a variety of duties and tasks including:

  • Supervising Staff RNs, LPNs and Mental Health Assistants.
  • Assessing patients through interactions with the patient and health care providers.
  • Developing comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment plans and monitoring patient’s progress toward meeting treatment plan objectives.
  • Administering medications in a safe, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Monitoring patients following nursing unit policies, procedures and standard nursing protocols
  • Communicating changes in patient’s status with attending physician.
  • Leading shift change report.


What Does Peachford Require for this Role?

A valid State of Georgia Nursing (RN) (Registered Nurse) License or eNLC License from a participating state is required.  Previous psychiatric, behavioral or mental health nursing experience and one year in a leadership role is preferred.


Wait!  There’s More….

Peachford Hospital offers full time employees a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • 23-days of Paid Time Off 
  • 401k Retirement Plan with company match
  • Continuing Education Offerings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Stock Purchase Plan


What Happens Next?

After you apply online and submit your resume, a member of our nurse recruiting team will review your qualifications and experience.  If we are interested in scheduling an interview, someone will give a you call. You may log back on to this website to check the status of your application at any time. 


Peachford Hospital: Bringing Life Into Balance.

Peachford Hospital is one of the the Southeast’s largest and long standing behavioral health and addictive disease treatment facility, providing compassionate care to children, adolescents, adults and seniors since 1973.  Located in the beautiful Dunwoody neighborhood of Atlanta, Peachford offers inpatient acute care, as well as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

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Universal Health Services (UHS):  Healthcare Delivered with Compassion

Peachford Hospital is a member of the Universal Health Services (UHS) family.  At UHS, we're looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values, who share our focus on hard work, enthusiasm, teamwork, loyalty, trust and cooperation. We've embraced these traits and built a team of employees who consistently work to achieve the highest level of service excellence. People are our most valuable resource at UHS as we are committed to providing high quality acute care and behavioral health services to residents of the communities we serve. We are equally committed to offering our employees unlimited opportunity in an environment that encourages professional development.

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

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