Ascension Health Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health in Wichita, Kansas

Job ID: 226496

Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health

Wichita, Kansas


Additional Job Information

Title: Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health

City, State: Wichita, KS

Location: Via Christi Behavioral Health

Department: Adlt Psychiatry Nrsng Unit 004

Additional Job Details: PT Nights / 48 hours Bi-weekly

Marketing Statement

Via Christi Health's rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Via Christi Health, part of Ascension, is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas. Based in Wichita, we serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals, senior villages and health services.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.


  • Performs initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessments according to accepted standards of nursing practice. Develops a nursing plan of care consistent with the master treatment plan.

  • Participates in treatment team conferences to assist in planning and revising goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the age-related and problem-specific needs of each patient.

  • Implements nursing plan of care for assigned patients and conducts and/or co-leads group therapy sessions for patients.

  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions and revises nursing plan of care as needed. Collaborates with the treatment team to revise goals, objectives and interventions appropriate to the changes in patient status.

  • Responsible for implementing and leading verbal and physical de-escalation related to situations including restraints and seclusion with potentially aggressive/agitated patients

  • Responsible for effective communication across the entire behavioral health continuum with regards to patient care

  • Responsible for basic knowledge of statutes related to care and treatment for mentally ill persons



  • Required Credential(s):

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1.5 Months (45 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Kansas Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


  • Associate of Science

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), or 3 year diploma in nursing required or must be obtained by hire or job transfer date Preferred that the college or university be accredited by NLN or CCNE BSN from an approved (Accredited by NLN or CCNE) college or university preferred

How To Apply

Are you ready to join the Via Christi team? Click "Apply Now" to complete the online application.

For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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