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Registered Nurse Outpatient (Behavioral Health) - Princeton, NJ - Per Diem (Day Shift)

Job ID: 217951
Category: Nursing
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Princeton, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: M-F 8:00-4:30pm, no weekends, no holidays

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Why Join Our Team?

  • Penn Medicine Princeton Health (PMPH) is seeking a per diem RN (Registered Nurse) to work the day shift within Princeton House Behavioral Health’s (PHBH) outpatient facility. The location is Princeton, NJ.
  • Princeton House Women’s Program is a partial hospital program treating women who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses ( anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, chronic suicidality, self harming behaviors, personality disorders etc). Patients can attend our program by calling centralized admissions, who then schedules them for an evaluation with a provider (MD or APN). Patients attend our PHP (partial hospital program) M-F from 9:30-3:30 each day, or IOP ( intensive outpatient program) 9:30-12:30 3x per week, and then go home. Treatment is usually 6-10 weeks. The program is voluntary and pts do not sleep there. We are closed on weekends. The program primarily consists of group therapy sessions and some pts who are in the DBT ( dialectical behavioral therapy) receive individual sessions 1x weekly. Patients learn emotional regulation skills, interpersonal effectiveness and relapse prevention. Patients receive medication management as well by their provider.


Scheduling Requirements:

  • Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, no weekends and no holidays!
  • Per diem RNs need to offer a MINIMUM of 2 shifts per month and 1 difficult to staff day (e.g. holidays such as day after Thanksgiving, days around Christmas, days around New Year’s) per year.
  • For this position, schedule expectations are as much coverage as they can provide during a maternity leave from 9/5/24- approx. 3/1/25

After that maternity leave is covered, Per Diem would be expected to cover at other locations as needed.

  • Princeton, NJ
  • Hamilton, NJ
  • Moorestown, NJ
  • North Brunswick, NJ

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain patient UDS (urine drug screens) weekly/ biweekly/ monthly
  • Metabolic monitoring (weight and vitals) every 4 weeks
  • Medication Refills
  • Prior authorizations
  • Provide medication Injections
  • Wound care- as result of self-harm behaviors
  • Triage to inpatient unit (medical vs psych)- clinical hand off nurse to nurse
  • Function as go between provider and patient
  • New patient evaluations
  • Drug/ supply/ equipment logs


What We Require for this Role:


  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) or in pursuit of required. 


Related Work Experience

  • 15 months of RN experience required
  • Previous behavioral health experience REQUIRED.


  • Active Registered Nurse license in the state of New Jersey required. 
    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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