Job Description

RN - Senior Behavioral Health - PRN-1816283

About us:
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH), a 146-bed hospital where staff is committed to patient safety and strive to provide high quality patient care. The dedicated team of professionals provide a full-range of healthcare services including a Level IV Trauma ER, a 17 bed senior behavioral health unit, and an 18 bed inpatient rehab facility. Technology also plays a key role at OVH as evidenced by its robotic partial knee resurfacing program, robotic surgical program and its TRU-D "robot" that enhances the infection control process. Additional services include outpatient imaging and laboratory, sleep centers, physical therapy, and a cardiac cath lab. Affiliated with OVH is Northwest Allied Physicians, a physician practice offering primary care and a wide range of specialists including Desert Cardiology. OVH is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.


The RN in the OroValley Hospital, Senior Behavioral Health Unit plans, directs, participates inand provides quality patient care for patients 45 years of age and older.  This 17-bed specialty unit is for voluntary patientsonly.

The RN collaborateswith other disciplines including social workers, physicians, nursepractitioners, volunteers, activity and occupational therapists to provideoptimal, integrated care.

The RN evaluatesassigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Performsand documents various patient assessments and administers medications withinthe scope of practice of the registered nurse. The RN promotes each patient’sindependence by establishing specific patient care goals and teaching patientsand families to understand both mental health and medical conditions associatedwith the geriatric population. Supports the patient in maximizing self-careskills and reintegrating into the community. Relies on knowledge, compassion,experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

A wide degree ofcreativity, understanding, patience and acceptance is expected with thiscomplex gero-psychiatric population. Typically reports to a manager or head ofa unit/department.


Associate's Degreein Nursing or Diploma Program required, BSN preferred.


Minimum 2 years'previous clinical experience in behavioral health.


Ability to read,communicate, and document effectively through oral, written, or electronicmeans.  Previous computer experience andexcellent customer service skills. Ability to prioritize and respond promptly to a changing workload.                                               


Current AZ RNlicense or compact state RN license

BLS certificationAmerican Heart Association (CPR)

Handle With Care(HWC) certification required within 30 days of start date

Job Behavioral Health / Psychology
Primary Location AZ-Oro Valley (Tucson region)
Organization Oro Valley Hospital
Working Location Senior Behavioral Health

Shift Day Shift - with rotation if needed
Forecasted paid hours per shift 12
Forecasted hours per pay week 8
Employee Status PRN