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Staff Nurse - RN - Psychiatric Unit in the United States

How much does a Staff Nurse - RN - Psychiatric Unit earn in the United States? The average Staff Nurse - RN - Psychiatric Unit salary in the United States is $73,595 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $67,302 and $83,085. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Provides professional nursing care to assigned patients with varying levels of mental health disorders and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities, including outpatients and psychiatric inpatients. Works as part of an interdisciplinary medical team to evaluate patients and develop treatment plans. Administers medications, monitors patient progress, and records observations in patient medical records. Promotes patients' independence by teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. May supervise lower-level nurses. Requires to gradute from a special program in nursing. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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