Positions At PRI

Experienced RNs are eligible to receive a $25,000 taxable sign-on bonus once they complete three years of employment at the Psychiatric Research Institute. To be eligible, applicants must maintain full-time employment at UAMS, must be employed in a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week critical area (such as PRI’s inpatient units) and must maintain satisfactory annual performance evaluations with no progressive discipline. Applicants can apply for the bonus up to 90 days after being hired. PRI nurses who refer a nurse to any of UAMS’ critical 24-7 areas and who meets the necessary requirements are eligible for an $18,000 (for full-time) or $9,000 (for part-time) bonus. For more information about these bonuses, contact Angela McFadden at ADMcfadden@uams.edu.

Click on the links to learn more about these openings at the Psychiatric Research Institute.

RN PRI Child Unit – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Child Diagnostic Center (5S).  The CDC is a 10 bed unit that treats children ages 2 to 12 and represents a new approach to treatment for children with mental illness. The unit takes a multidisciplinary approach, relying on specialists in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and education as well as speech, language and occupational therapy. The staff uses a unique approach involving Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) while working with the children to identify their individual needs based on how they interact with others. Once the patient is discharged, the institute staff will continue to follow the child to integrate the treatment plan with community-based caregivers.

RN PRI Crisis Stabilization Unit – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit. The Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit is a collaboration between Pulaski County and the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute and is for patients that may have a mental health crisis, but do not meet criteria for an inpatient psych admission.   This unit has 16 beds, provides 24 / 7 care, and has a typical length of stay of 1-4 days.   As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.

RN PRN PRI Adult Inpatient Unit – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients for all patients in the Psychiatric Research Institute   PRI is a 40 bed unit which cares for adult patients (30 beds) child patients (10 beds). PRI focuses on the psychiatric needs – situational and chronic depression, long standing mental illnesses of all types.  Some of the patients on this unit also require significant medical attention for illnesses typically found in the elderly population. We utilize psychiatry, nursing, social work, and recreational, occupational, and nutritional therapies to help our patients to function at the highest and most independent level possible prior to their to discharge back home to independent living, assisted living, or to an inpatient nursing facility.

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