• Psychiatric Nurse

    Posted: 01/30/2024

    Job Title: Psychiatric Nurse
    Reports to: Manager of Psychiatric Services
    Services Location: Ottawa

    Job Summary
    Provides nursing services to clients who receive psychotropic or other medications for behavioral health disorders. Participates with psychiatrist in the provision of telepsychiatry services.


    • Responsible for providing medication education and monitoring to clients and their families
    • Coordinates services with psychiatrist and other members of the treatment team
    • Completes medication education and monitoring for clients receiving psychiatry services
    • Responds to nursing voicemail and requests for refills and rescheduling of appointments
    • Monitors individual's health status and changes relative to medication changes or changes in symptoms
    • Consults with pharmacist, outside health care providers and internal team members to assure coordination and continuity of care
    • Provides health education on smoking, obesity, chronic illness, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles
    • Advocates for needed healthcare services on behalf of individuals
    • Uses technology to complete assessment, counseling, education and monitoring
    • Participates in trainings, meetings and supervision as required
    • Completes Medication reconciliation upon admission, discharge from inpatient or medical appointments
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
    • Proficient with electronic health record and Computer programs
    • Ability to assess and triage clients needs
    • Ability to recognize symptoms and side effects related to health and medications
    • Completion of nursing school program with State of Illinois License as RN or LPN
    • Preferred experience working in a behavioral health setting
    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • 25% of time spent walking or standing, lift up to 10 pounds at times
    Submit Resume to HR@ncbhs.org