Title : Behavioral Health RN | Pediatrics

Department : Bradley Hospital

Type : Full Time

Location : East Providence, RI

Job Details :

Deliver health with care.

About the Position

A Behavioral Health Registered Nurse at Lifespan helps develop individualized treatment plans and counseling to give pediatric patients the total care and attention they need. Your patient population will consist of children and adolescents that have various acute and long-term psychiatric, developmental, or behavioral needs. You will provide direct care to your patients by facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising and administering medication schedules, and evaluating patient progress. To maintain a safe environment, you will use monitoring equipment and restraining techniques, if deemed necessary.

About Lifespan

Formed in 1994, Lifespan is a not-for-profit health system based in Providence, Rhode Island comprising three teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University: Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital; The Miriam Hospital, and Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital for children; Newport Hospital, a community hospital offering a broad range of services; Gateway Healthcare, the state's largest provider of community behavioral health care; Lifespan Physician Group, the largest multi-speciality practice in Rhode Island; and Coastal Medical, a primary care driven medical practice. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct patient care appropriate to the patient's psychiatric state
  • Review patient charts and administer psychotropic or similar medications
  • Remove potentially harmful or triggering environmental features and intervene through restraint, consolation, or medicating highly unsettled patients
  • Initiate or participate in life-saving procedures, including CPR, when necessary
  • Participate in planning and implementation of psychiatric intervention plan for assigned patients
  • Utilize professional judgement to evaluate appropriateness of planned or prescribed treatments based on patient's current psychiatric state
  • Modify treatment or contact physicians as circumstances require

Key Results

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to develop individualized treatment plans based on patient's psychiatric needs
  • Administer medications as prescribed and accurately document administration
  • Conduct environmental assessments to ensure patient's are safe and in a non-triggering environment
  • Educate patients and their families

About Bradley Hospital

Bradley Hospital was founded in 1931 as the nation's first psychiatric hospital exclusively for children. Today, it serves as a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and has established itself as the national center for training and research in child and adolescent psychology. As a private, not-for-profit hospital, we provide expert, family-focused care to children and adolescents with psychological, developmental, and behavioral problems. Our services include a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization programs.


  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Rhode Island
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred
  • 1 year of experience in psychiatric or pediatric nursing preferred
  • Current CPR certification

Benefits: Total Rewards for a Total You

  • Health and Well-Being
    • Comprehensive health plan
    • Prescription drug savings with free home delivery
    • Member discounts through Blue 365
    • $150 annual well-being reimbursement
    • Dental and Vision plans
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
    • ​​​Living Well, Lifespan's employee well-being program
    • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and those in your home
    • Affordable emergency back-up care for children, adults, or elder relatives
    • Option to swap back-up care days for credit on Rover.com for pet care and service
  • Financial Wellness
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan upon hire with up to 6% matching
    • Student loan debt repayment program
    • Education assistance up to $3,500 annually
    • College planning and savings solutions
    • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
    • Long- and Short-Term disability coverage
    • Pet insurance
    • Legal insurance covering home closings, estate planning, traffic violation issues, and LGBTQ+, diversity, and inclusion
    • HIV insurance
    • Home and auto insurance discounts
  • Employee Experience
    • Generous PTO
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Reward and Recognition programs
    • Community involvement
    • Preferred partner programs offering employee savings on appliances, electronics, and more
    • Free employee parking

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.