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Registered Nurse, PRN- Crisis

Job Description
Aurora Mental Health Center
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Denver Metro
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Health & Mental Health
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Our Mission.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!

About the team. 

Our Crisis Services division consists of three Crisis programs that provides support to clients experiencing a self-identified crisis.  The Walk in Clinic (WIC) is a 24/7 program that allows clients to receive crisis-based services, information, and referrals, as appropriate, on a walk-in basis.  The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a 24-hour 16-bed facility that offers intensive behavioral health crisis intervention for up to five days.  The Respite program is 14-day designed to allow an individual experiencing crisis to stabilize, resolve problems, and link with resources for ongoing support in a safe environment.

Our team consists of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, RNs, LPNs, Medical Assistants, Licensed and Unlicensed Therapists, Case Managers, Milieu Counselors, and Peer Support Specialists.  Nursing responsibilities include performing nursing assessments, passing medications, leading therapeutic groups, and collaborating with members of our multi-disciplinary team while following clients’ treatment plans.

About the role.

The Registered Nurse on the Crisis/ Walk in Clinic team is responsible for delivering outstanding clinical/nursing care for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Areas of Responsibility


  • Support the clinical functions of the medical team (completing all medical orders and communicating vital patient care information to physician/prescriber.)
  • Perform nursing interventions for which an RN/LPN has been trained to do.
  • Observe, identify and monitor condition of patient, including changes in symptoms, and relates same to appropriate members of the treatment team.
  • Administer injections and medications, as required.
  • Provide medical case management and other clinical interventions, as appropriate.
  • Act as liaison to outside agencies and providers to ensure continuity of care for patients.
  • Provide assistance in crisis intervention, as needed.
  • In a timely manner, accurately and completely chart interventions, lab results, medications dispensed and all activities related to patient interactions according to organization's procedures.
  • Complete required education and training in a timely manner.
  • Provide information to credentialing, payroll, etc. in a timely manner.

About you.

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, highly collaborative, possess strong de-escalation skills, and display excellent nursing judgment. Candidates should have an active Registered Nurse license in good standing, previous experience in psychiatric nursing, outpatient clinics or home health and current BLS certification.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Preferred one year of similar relevant clinical experience.
  • Certification, Licensure: Active State of Colorado Registered Nursing License, BLS required.
  • Ability to administer medications and injections.
  • Effective communication and coordination skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.

Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity):

  • $30.00 - $35.00 hourly

Additional Compensation Opportunities:

  • Language Differential Pay (For Bilingual Candidates): 5% of base salary up to $3,000/year


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Healthy Families and Workplaces Act – Sick Leave

Additional Perks:

  • Quality Supervision for clinical hours towards licensure at no cost to the employee
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Continued learning benefit

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) and subsidiaries are dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of each individual in our community. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.

Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.

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