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Registered Nurse- Adults

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:


Registered Nurse (RN) Opportunity

North Star Behavioral Health is one of Alaska's premier mental health facilities offering hope and healing for children, teens and adults who struggle with psychiatric or substance abuse issues. We also offer military-specific care to first responders, service members, veterans and dependents at the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital. We provide an environment that puts patient care first through excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families we treat, at their most vulnerable times. When you work at North Star Behavioral Health, you are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peers and leaders that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry. With us, you have the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career through robust continuing education opportunities and career advancement with UHS.

The Registered Nurse is a key member of the Northstar Behavioral Health Team who is responsible for delivering quality general and psychiatric nursing care to patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders. They serve actively and constructively as a member of the treatment team, supporting the organization and program philosophy of care and ensuring the safety and well-being of each patient.

Collects and analyzes data regarding the patient's physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and anticipated discharge planning needs and responds to needs assessment calls when necessary.
Develops a comprehensive outline of care and updates master treatment plans, special programs, and problem sheets. Assists in developing goals and interventions; gathering relevant data and communicating it to the treatment team.
Establishes effective discharge plans, individualized and relevant to the needs of patients and significant others.
Follows correct protocols for crisis management and demonstrates skills in defusing potentially combative or aggressive behaviors; distinguishes correctly between psychotic behavior and self-control problems, manipulation, or rebellious behaviors.
Demonstrates sound knowledge of psychotropic medications and other medications commonly used with psychiatric patients.
Ensures that orders of seclusions & restraints are promptly and correctly followed.
Ensures that rounds and interval checks are properly made and documented and that problems are reported in a timely manner.
**$5,000-17,000 Retention bonus available**

Current license to practice nursing in State of Alaska (or eligible to receive or renew)
Minimum of an Associate's Degree in Nursing
Prefer one year of experience working in a psychiatric inpatient setting

Challenging & Rewarding Work Environment
Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plans
401(K) with Company Match & Discounted Stock Plan
SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
Career Development Opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
Tuition Assistance

One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues exceeding $11 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune on Fortune 500; and recognized in Forbes ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has over 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located in 37 US states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.

If you would like to learn more about the Registered Nurse (RN) position before applying, please contact Samantha Cathey by email at

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Anchorage , Registered Nurse- Adults, Healthcare , Anchorage, Alaska

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