Behavioral Health Nurse Resume Samples

A Behavioral Health Nurse is responsible for planning, and proving support and medical and nursing care to people who are dealing with mental health issues or behavioral issues. A well-written Behavioral Health Nurse Resume mentions the following core duties and responsibilities – assessing and planning nursing care requirements; organizing workloads, visiting patients at home, building relationship and listening to patients; administering medication; agreeing and reviewing care plans and monitoring progress, giving advice and arranging support for patients, and relatives, assessing treatment success at case conference and meetings; and encouraging patients to take part in therapeutic activities.

Even if the work setting may vary, the needed skills are universally common and include the following – physical stamina to lift and move heavy items, exceptional critical thinking skills, the ability to assess changes in the patient’s mental health; compassion for patients; emotional stability to cope with human suffering and patient during an emergency or chaotic conditions. A nursing degree, state-licensed RN qualification are some basic requirements.

Behavioral Health Nurse Resume example

Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

Summary : Accomplished and energetic Behavioral Health Nurse professional with over 15 years experience as a psychiatric nurse. Exceptional computer and communication skills. Have recently earned a bachelor's degree in human services to enrich my skills in nursing and counseling.

Skills : Customer Service, Quality Control, Patient Advocate, Infection Control, Recruiting.

Description :

    1. Experienced as an RN caring for mentally ill adults in locked, acute care behavioral health unit of hospital.
    2. Skilled in crisis intervention.
    3. Demonstrated exceptional communication skills in management of violent behavior.
    4. Role modeled in use of de-escalation techniques and effective use of verbal and nonverbal communication.
    5. Assisted in survey preparations.
    6. Monitored all staff competencies and report to Program Manager when staff are not in compliance.
    7. Monitored staff performance in order to contribute to annual staff evaluations.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            10+ Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Senior
            Education
            Education
            GED


            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Headline : Behavioral Health Nurse with experience in the mental/behavioral health settings committed to the medical profession and to quality patient care. The nursing style blends professionalism, capability, and compassion to truly integrate patients' medical and emotional care within the hospital environment, providing solid communication to employees, doctors, colleagues, and families.

            Skills : Supervision, Assessment, Military.

            Description :

              1. Served as a charge nurse.
              2. Made nursing care assignments to various skill levels of professional and nonprofessional personnel.
              3. Assigned staff to care duties based on patient condition and expertise of staff.
              4. Monitored and oversaw staff performance to assure work is completed in a timely manner.
              5. Ensured appropriate patient education occurs during the shift and that the appropriate responses to patient emergencies are made.
              6. Provided comprehensive nursing care to patients based on physician's medical care plan, nursing care plan, and physical, mental, and emotional needs of the patient.
              7. Focused on motivating and redirecting the behavior of psychiatric patients.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            ADN In Nursing


            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Objective : Patient-focused and compassionate professional seeking a Registered Nurse position, utilizing diverse experience in nursing profession to contribute to the total well-being of patients.

            Skills : Computer Proficency, Adaptability, Process Improvement.

            Description :

              1. Cared for patients experiencing acute mental distress or who have an enduring mental illness.
              2. Asked patients about their problems and discuss the best way to plan and deliver their care.
              3. Built relationships with patients to encourage trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.
              4. Administered medication, including injections, and monitoring the results of treatment.
              5. Responded to distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempting to understand the source of distress.
              6. Applied 'de-escalation' techniques to help people manage their emotions and behavior.
              7. Used CPI techniques if needed.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            Diploma

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Objective : Experienced psychiatric mental health nurse seeking a position to help coordinate, case manage, and transition mentally ill patients into the community. Experienced in both psychology and criminal justice and has over 10 years of experience in both fields as well as 4 years of nursing experience. I have developed a passion and found my calling with helping those with psychiatric illnesses be able to function as well as they possibly can and improve their quality of life while giving the best evidence based standard of care.

            Skills : Leadership Development, Infection Control, Teaching, Team Building, Customer Service.

            Description :

              1. Bridged the mental health patient between the community mental health center and primary care practice.
              2. Provided mental health case history for outpatient case manager.
              3. Assisted in medication lists on recently discharged patients with mental illnesses along with other medical conditions.
              4. Provided transitional care for recently discharged patients with mental health diagnoses to prevent re-hospitalization during the allotted time frame set by company policies and protocols.
              5. Primarily provided case management services, transitional care, service coordination, education, and support to patients discharged from an acute inpatient psychiatric facility.
              6. Worked closely with local community health centers, mental health centers, substance abuse providers and primary care providers, in a 5 county radius of our home office, in the coordination of holistic care for Health Home recipients managed by the community health center or substance abuse provider.
              7. Arranged appropriate services and made referrals to community resources.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Bachelors Of Science In Nursing

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Objective : Responsible for Actively contributing to the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team, under the direction of the Psychiatrist, Performing marketing activities as assigned (i.e.) Visiting physician offices, personal care homes, nursing homes, area schools, and health fairs.

            Skills : Mental Health, Day Surgery, Wound Care, Bilingual In Spanish,.

            Description :

              1. Provided direct patient care to adults and geriatric individuals voluntarily seeking immediate, short-term, inpatient care of mental health issues.
              2. Administered medications and provided therapeutic interventions for inappropriate behaviors.
              3. Facilitated educational and therapeutic support groups.
              4. Wrote treatment plans.
              5. Conducted detailed charting of observed behaviors.
              6. Assessed patients seeking admission to the behavioral health unit.
              7. Reported behavioral and medical changes to hospitalists and psychiatric care providers.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Associate Of Science

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Headline : As a Behavioral Health Nurse, responsible for Attending management meetings, hospital committee meetings, and external agency meetings, as assigned by the Program Manager, Providing clinical support regarding Shift Supervisor rotation - minimum of one shift every pay period.

            Skills : Sales Management, Pharmacuticals.

            Description :

              1. Evaluated patients prescribed antipsychotics for metabolic syndrome as well as psychological evaluation and administration of long acting antipsychotics.
              2. Certified Facilitator of Social Skills training for patients with SMI.
              3. Supervised licensed practical nurses, mental health technicians, and certified nursing assistants.
              4. Provided education to clients regarding these resources.
              5. Provided training and served as a resource for co-workers on behavioral health and safety; which additionally were approved for Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs) for those in attendance of these training and teaching presentations, served as an education coordinator and instructor for staff development and continuing education.
              6. Conducted group and/or one-to-one therapy sessions, both individually and with other health professionals.
              7. Prepared and maintained patient records.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            BSN In Nursing

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Summary : To offer well-rounded, compassionate, patient-focused care in a full or part-time nursing position utilizing my comprehensive health care training varied nursing experience and exceptional communication skills. Compassionate caregiver ER & Behavioral Health experience Patient-focused care Triage and emergency treatment Strong clinical judgment Staff and patient education Team worker leadership Calm, organized, and hardworking.

            Skills : Computer Skills, MS Office.

            Description :

              1. Conducted ongoing comprehensive assessments of patients with chronic mental health issues Conducted patient admissions, medical evaluations, patient transfers, and discharges.
              2. Safely managed agitated & violent patients with non-violent de-escalation and physical management techniques.
              3. Trained all mental health and emergency staff CPI's Non-violent Physical Crisis Intervention.
              4. Provided compassionate and evidence based care to patients with; psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and cognitive disorders.
              5. Coordinated with physicians and other health care providers to develop appropriate plans of care.
              6. Charged nurse duties and responsibilities.
              7. Evaluated the nursing care provided based on the patient's response to that care and revises the nursing care plan accordingly.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            Bachelor Of Science In Nursing

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Summary : Over 23 years of nursing experience including more than two years as a behavioral health nurse at Fairfax Detox Center, Home health experience as well as psychiatric nursing experience caring for patients with numerous clinical problems. I seek the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and caring team.

            Skills : Ability To Draw Blood, Performs 12 Lead EKG, Accurate Assessment , Excellent Communication .

            Description :

              1. Provided Nursing services to clients including medication administration, collecting vital signs, interfacing with other nursing staff, doctors and counselors to support clients during detox process.Provide a safe and theraputic enviornment during detox.
              2. Promoted a safe detox for clients detoxing from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates by utilizing assessment, evaluation planning and treatment that promotes techniques to help clients deal with the effects of detox.
              3. Taught clients pathways that would promote healthier choices to promote successful treatment and prevent relapse.
              4. Used Knowledge of nursing standards, theories, practices.
              5. Knowledged of pharmacology including uses of medications, side effects,contraindications.
              6. Knowledged of substance abuse disorders and addiction signs and symptoms, assessment techniques, treatment interventions.
              7. Knowledged of nutrition to promote client education to promote healthy lifestyle choices.Oral and written communication to provide appropriate communication with other staff and clients.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            10+ Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Senior
            Education
            Education
            Associates In Nursing

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Objective : A position as a Behavioral Health Nurse Professional Nurse in which my training and professional development will be of great value to a major health care facility and to those it serves.

            Skills : ELNEC Certified Nurse, CPR, BLS.

            Description :

              1. Assigned staff to daily assignments, admitting and discharging patients, initiating treatment plans and completing doctor rounds with doctor.
              2. Initiated Codes if needed, and medicating patients going through withdraws.
              3. Attended treatment team meetings, initiating seclusion if needed Accomplishments None yet.
              4. Provided safe medication administration and education to up to 32 patients at a time Provided education on crisis intervention, coping skills, and discharge education to patients & families Advocated and educated for patients regarding legal care matters such as; voluntary admission, involuntary admission, patient rights in a mental health setting, request for termination, privacy laws, etc.
              5. Taught effects of substance abuse and importance of a drug free lifestyle.
              6. Ensured infection control standards and safe environment are maintained.
              7. Recommended and assisted in implementing changes to comply with regulations.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            BSN Program In RN

            Behavioral Health Nurse Resume

            Objective : To obtain a part-time Behavioral Health Nurse position with an emphasis on Sales Support/Office Management utilizing extensive experience and skills. Productive in contributing effectively towards the objectives of a team, and is able to share knowledge, ideas, and information.

            Skills : Health Care, Teaching.

            Description :

              1. Provided direct nursing and psychiatric care to patients within assisted living and home settings.
              2. Provided case management, education, biopsychosocial status monitoring with interventions, and supportive counseling.
              3. Provided supervision of licensed practical nurses and home health aides.
              4. Proficiented in electronic data base programs and provide staff education.
              5. Proficiented in OASIS C and PPS.
              6. Conducted intake assessment on the Chemical Dependency Unit.
              7. Educated patient on policies and procedures of the unit.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            MSEd In Special Education