at Acadia Healthcare in Barling, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


The Registered Nurse (RN) at Valley Behavioral Health is essential to our patient’s recovery. As an RN, you have the opportunity to enhance your current nursing skill set, develop new capabilities, assume greater responsibilities, and become a recognized leader in your field. Every day that you are with us, you will make a vital contribution to the health and well-being of individuals in crisis and their loved ones.


All Shifts are 8 hours with rotating weekends. PRN positions require a commitment. Hourly rate is dependent on experience and commitment level. Standard commitment level is 32 hours per month and the starting rate is $32/hour. High commitment level is 64 hours per month and the starting rate is $35/hr. Our positions are hiring immediately


+ Provide and coordinate care by assessing patients’ physical and behavioral health needs.

+ Develop and implement nursing care plans.

+ Maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.

+ Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.

+ Ensure physicians’ orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.

+ Ensure patients’ status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information is gathered and documented.

+ Notify physicians of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency, change in medical status regarding response to medications, and related challenges.

+ Ensure that initial nursing treatment plans are completed upon admission and that all nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs.


+ Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.

+ Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by Arkansas

+ Previous psych nursing experience preferred

+ CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification preferred (training available upon hire and offered by facility).




+ Bachelors or better in Nursing/Healthcare

+ Associates or better in Nursing/Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications


+ Reg Nurse



+ 1 year: Previous behavioral health experience, preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC202874808

Posted On: Jan 26, 2022

Updated On: Mar 11, 2022