Registered Nurse

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Buncombe County

Job Description

For current State employees, please note that as of June 1, 2018, promotional priority and salary administration will be made based on the new Statewide NC Classification System.

This is a continuous posting for Registered Nurses. Once we have filled all of our vacancies, this posting will expire. The Julian F. Keith Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Center offers the following shifts:
6:45 A - 3:15 P
6:45 a - 7:15 P
2:45 P - 11:15 P
6:45 P - 7:15 A
10:45 P - 7:15 A
If you are offered an interview, be aware that all shifts may or may not be available at that time. Registered Nurses work every other weekend and some holidays.

If you are looking for a challenging career working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that impacts lives, please consider the REGISTERED NURSE opportunity at the Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (JFKADATC) in Black Mountain, NC. Western North Carolina is one of the most sought-after locations to live and work in the Southeast United States. The town of Black Mountain is loaded with small town charm, yet within 20 minutes of the city of Asheville, a major tourist and relocation destination.

The Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (JFKADATC) is a 68-bed inpatient treatment facility designed to meet the needs of alcohol and other drug dependent adults of the 37 westernmost counties in North Carolina. The facility treats chemically dependent consumers and also those who have a substance abuse and psychiatric diagnosis.

The primary responsibility of the Registered Nurse is to provide a safe environment and treatment based on Professional Standards of Nursing Care in conjunction with the Medical Staff. The Registered Nurse functions as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team whose responsibility is to facilitate the bio-psycho-social rehabilitation and/or safe detoxification of the patient utilizing the nursing process; i.e., observation, evaluation, planning through identification of treatment needs, implementation of intervention and evaluation of efficacy and meeting the patient's needs as they change. Registered Nurses also facilitate educational/ supportive groups, deliver lectures, provide individual education counseling related to preventative health, medical status, and /or medication usage and facilitate direct interventions in crisis situations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Knowledge of professional principles, practices and theory of nursing and its application.
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the provision of nursing care.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of medications and the physiological effect of those medications.
Ability to independently plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
Ability to lead a team; skill in delegation and making assignments.
Ability to guide and counsel subordinate staff and provide feedback and advice/counsel to nursing staff on care rendered to patients.
Ability to provide patient and family education on disease processes, treatment and self-care.
Ability to demonstrate patience in dealing with patients, clients, and families.
Ability to communicate information to patients, families and staff in a concise and descriptive manner, verbally, in writing or by demonstration.
Ability to appropriately respond to emergency situations.
Ability to effectively teach nursing staff through orientation and on the job training.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Annual salary is determined based on competencies, equity, budget and other salary administration considerations.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please make sure you complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.
Communication with applicants regarding the status of their application will be via email only.

To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Processing applications will take an average of 6 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.

All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks.

All Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities are a tobacco free environment. The use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campus.

North Carolina State Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact Human Resources at 828-257-6226.



Employment Type

Permanent Full-Time