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Psychiatric Nurse (Casual) – Psychological Services

The Watson Institute is hiring a casual Psychiatric Nurse for the outpatient psychological services department at the Education Centers in Sewickley, PA, located less than 17 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA and Bridgeville, PA, located less than 14 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. This position will work 14 hours per week, Mondays and Thursdays with occasional Friday & Saturday mornings. This position will work primarily at the Sewickley location with minimal hours in Bridgeville.

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Employment Type: Temporary


  • Office nurse to multiple psychiatrists; check-in patients, maintain the physicians’ phone lines and accurately code insurance bills for the doctor visit
  • Medication management including reordering medications, collaborating with pharmacies and securing insurance authorizations
  • Act as liaison between the psychiatrist, clinical team and the families
  • Provides mental health and medical services to the outpatient program
  • Works closely with the psychiatrist identifying psychiatric needs of each patient in a manner which constitutes good nursing practice
  • Participates in the team approach, interacting on a therapeutic level with the children. Participates in the development of the treatment plan and in the twenty-day reviews of that plan
  • Attends meetings and staff conferences that contribute to the staff’s understanding of the dynamics of the psychosomatic concept
  • Counsels parents, when indicated, on diet, health habits, or medical management
  • Comply with local, county, state, and federal authorities regarding all health requirements
  • Assist as delegated by the Clinical Director in agency compliance with all accreditation bodies
  • Assist in periodic reports to the Clinical Director concerning utilization of the Outpatient Clinic and related issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required
  • Current PA registered nurse license required
  • Experience in the field of psychiatric nursing
  • Current Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances required
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, or brisk walking
  • Ability to work independently