Registered Nurse - Central Regional Hospital

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Granville County

Job Description

$3,000 RN's with less than 3 years of experience
$5,000 RN's with 3 years' experience or more
*See eligibility for Sign-on Bonus below

Salary Grade Equivalent: GN12
Salary Recruitment Range: $49,718 - $71,250

Central Regional Hospital
Where Caring is Contagious!

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, located in Butner, NC, serves the central region of the state and is one of three state-operated psychiatric hospitals serving children, adolescents and adults. 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.

We are currently recruiting for multiple positions/shifts on the following units:

Adult Admissions Unit (AAU)- Focus on Wellness not on Illness:
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.

Geriatrics Service Unit GSU:
GSU serves patients 65 and older with primary psychiatric diagnoses which may include Alzheimer's/Dementia who exhibit behaviors such as agitation, aggression and confusion in addition to medical diagnoses.

The Registered Nurse position (performing in the Charge Nurse role) will supervise the tasks and duties of other Professional Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Healthcare Technicians (Certified Nursing Assistant). The Charge Nurse is 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.

Our shifts are 8 hour shifts: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., including rotating weekends and holidays as scheduled. Pay is competitive and we offer shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts and weekends. These positions are eligible for the full state benefits including health insurance and retirement.

If you are looking to make a difference and seeking a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse, we encourage you to consider this opportunity. Please click on the following link https://vimeo.com/222422499 to experience how Caring is Contagious at Central Regional Hospital/Whitaker PRTF.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Qualified applicants must exhibit and application clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

Experience with Medical or Surgical Nursing;
Basic knowledge of psychiatric illness and how they impact medical conditions;
Ability to perform skills associated with administration of Oxygen, IV fluid/IV medication administration, dressing changes, CVAD, EKG's, telemetry and eligibility for ACLS certification;
Ability to communication effectively in written and oral form;
Ability to write and speak English proficiently.
Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team including social workers, psychiatrists, medical doctors, rehabilitation, psychologists, etc.
Ability to interact with patients as well as their families in a respectful manner in coordination of patient care and education.
Ability to de-escalate angry and sometimes aggressive patients by means of therapeutic communication in a professional manner.
Ability to maintain a safe milieu for patients.
Ability to delegate and supervise patient care delivery by healthcare technicians, LPN's, and other RN's when performing charge nurse role.
Ability to follow CRH policy, apply changes to policy and ensure HCT's, LPN's and RN's are following these policies.
Ability to follow direction from Unit Nurse Director, Unit Manager and shift charge nurse.
Ability to identify and implement psychiatric and nursing interventions.
Ability to complete nursing care clinical competencies.
Physical requirements will be discussed in detail during the interview process but include the ability to pass CRP, protective interventions (NCVI) and lifting up to 50 pounds.

Management prefers experience in a medical psychiatric setting but will train. Preference for ACLS certification but will train.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Supplemental and Contact Information

*Eligibility for Sign-on Bonus (effective March 1, 2018):
A newly hired permanent full time or permanent part-time employee who works 30 to 40 hours per week is eligible for a sign-on bonus (this will be prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week). An employee who works at least 20 hours but less than 30 hours per week is not eligible for a sign-on bonus. An employee is not eligible for a sign-on bonus if: (1) the employee has held a position in North Carolina State government, including the judicial system, or the University of North Carolina system within the last 12 months (the employee shall remain ineligible for 12 months from the separation date); (2) the employee has previously received a sign-on bonus from any State agency, (3) or DHHS has paid any contract placement or recruitment fees. This Sign-on Bonus is contingent upon budget and final eligibility determination as of the effective date of hire.

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.

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.

All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. All facilities within DSOHF are tobacco free environments. The use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campus.

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.

Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. 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.

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 HR at 919-764-7200.


$46,203.00 - $73,924.00 Annually

Employment Type

Permanent Full-Time