State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 08-Jan-2019 to 30-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 45804 - 66984
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance, paid basic life insurance (amount equiivalent to annual salary), MOSER's retirement plan, 12 paid holidays per year, 10 hours of annual leave accrued per month, and 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month

Job Description:

Functions as the nurse in charge of an assigned shift on a unit and performs independent nursing duties, which required the application of specialized nursing skills. Assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of other RNs, LPNs, direct care, and/or other staff in the care and treatment of clients. Serves a nursing team leader responsible for defining and implementing the nursing care plan for client and for supervision of nursing team members. Conducts nursing assessments and develops nursing diagnoses and care plans. Develops individualized treatment plans as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Trains and evaluates nursing staff and nursing students. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician; conducts rounds and informs physicians of client status, and received instructions for further care and treatment. Documents client status on clinical charts and reports on progress. Performs assigned duties independently according to instructions and established nursing standards and procedures; work is reviewed by supervisors for conformance with established policies and effectiveness of nursing procedures.


Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri or in accordance with Missouri's Nurse Licensure Compact at the time of appointment.


Comprehensive knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and standards and knowledge of pharmacology, therapeutic diets and nutrition, aseptic techniques, and other basic natural and social sciences necessary to provide professional nursing care. Introductory knowledge of management principles and techniques as applied to nursing administration. Ability to supervise, evaluate, and instruct professional and paraprofessional nursing staff, to assess clients with mental or physical illness and/or developmental and physical disabilities, make nursing diagnoses, and formulate nursing care plans. Ability to direct and administer detailed therapeutic prescriptions and nursing interventions, observe, recognize and identify deviations in the conditions of clients, work assigned schedule which may include a variety of shifts, weekend, and/or holidays and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and their family members.


A Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university OR A Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university; and, One or more years of professional experience as a RN OR An Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university or a Diploma in Nursing; and Two or more years of professional experience as a RN.


This is a senior-level professional and/or supervisory nursing work in a state agency.



State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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