The Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) Registered Nurse, requires a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological expertise. PMH nurses promote well-being through prevention and education, in addition to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The nurse demonstrates ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner and demonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care. The PMH RN works in a variety of settings and provides comprehensive care to individuals, families, and communities when applicable. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in a psychiatric facility setting

Partners with individuals to achieve their recovery goals

Provides health promotion and maintenance

Conducts intake screening, evaluation, and triage

Provides case management

Teaches self-care activities

Administers and monitors psychobiological treatment regimens

Practices crisis intervention and stabilization

Engages in psychiatric rehabilitation and intervention

Educates patients, families, and communities

Coordinates care within interdisciplinary teams

Evaluates signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient’s condition

Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient care requirements

Provides a safe, comfortable and therapeutic patient environment

Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes in psychiatric and medical plan of care, and effective/ineffective nursing interventions

Has strong awareness and understanding of suicide prevention

Understands community resources and outpatient programs for mental health and substance use disorders

Adheres to Facility/Client procedures and protocols at all times

Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

Current Registered Nurse Licensure in-state practicing

Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

Participation and completion of Maxim’s Competency program when applicable

Current CPR if applicable

TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

Computer proficiency required

Must be at least 18 years of age


At Maxim Healthcare Staffing, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

401(k) savings plan

Awards and recognition programs

Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

About Maxim Healthcare Staffing

Maxim Healthcare Staffing has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim's commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed. Maxim Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.