Registered Nurse-Mental Health Unit, Supplemental Part-time St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA
Behavioral Health, Med / Surg
Contract Type
Full Time
Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing psychiatric nursing care, requiring training/experience in the field of mental health/psychiatry.

Job Requirements
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

Education/Work Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.  One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred.  Possession of a BSN degree is preferred.

One year experience within the past three years in an acute care in-patient psychiatric unit preferred (Med/Surg experience preferred)  OR new graduate with successful completion of individualized departmental orientation based on their skill level and learning needs. 

Successful completion of department specific orientation.


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Current Healthcare BLS Certification.

Specialty certification, as appropriate to the assigned work unit, is strongly preferred.

Certification in psychosocial nursing is preferred (RNC)

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