Acute Care
Various Carastar Facilities
47.47 Hourly
31.20  Hourly


Function as a support agent to all clients in the program, supervising their day-to-day activities in accordance with the established schedule and procedures of the program.

Assist the psychiatrist and physician in monitoring clients receiving psychotropic medications, ordering supplies and medications as needed, and documenting on inventory.

Assist in evaluating the clients' general medical and mental status.

Assist attending physician in performing routine medication checks.

Administer intramuscular medications as ordered by the doctor.

Record documentation of medications given on MAR and in Electronic Health Record.

Conduct, document, and bill for medication monitoring on consumers receiving psychotropic medication. 

Conduct vitals on all consumers as ordered.

Conduct RN Nursing Assessments and complete Nursing Plans for all consumers admitted to either Temporary Observation or Extended Observation Unit. 

Assist in the oversight of the supply orders and inventory of medical supplies needed for the unit. 

Conduct testing as needed such as COVID or TB tests.

Coordinate with lab personal on labs ordered and review of results, communicating outcomes and abnormal values or concerns to the physician.

Provide individual and group training and education to consumers regarding their psychotropic medications and other health-related concerns.

Complete admission paperwork for any admissions during shift in Electronic Health Record.

Provide emergency assessment in regard to clients' medication and mental status.

Responsible for contacting the doctor when any significant change in client medication is indicated.

Responsible for completing all forms and paperwork required by Carastar.

Participate in training activities to increase skills and become more knowledgeable in methods and techniques used in the care of psychiatric clients and in the use and effects of psychotropic drugs.

Supervise assignment of daily tasks for the mental health techs and LPN's and notify Program Director of any issues or concerns with mental health techs during your shift.

Remain on unit at all times if working as the sole RN. Notify supervisor of any late or absent relief for next shift.

Take orders from physician for patient care, to include medication orders, observation, seclusion/restraint, ensuring all policies and procedures for patient care and safety are followed. 

Perform related work as requested by supervisor.

This position has a productivity requirement of 12%.



Knowledge of principles, techniques, and standards of mental health nursing.

Knowledge of individual and group behavior with emphasis on the problems of the mentally ill.

Knowledge of psychotropic drugs.

Ability to relate warmly to clients.

Ability to recognize in clients any adverse reactions to medication.



Registered Nurse eligible to work in the State of Alabama. Some experience, preferably in a psychiatric setting with decision making responsibilities, preferred. 

Experience working independently with minimal supervision.

Must maintain Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and CPI certifications.

Must hold a valid driver's license and maintain a driving record that is acceptable to Carastar's insurance carrier.

Must maintain at least liability coverage on personal vehicles.