New Grad StaRN Behavioral Health Residency in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center

New Grad StaRN Behavioral Health Residency

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Hourly Wage Estimate: $35.85 - $53.82 / hour
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Join our Team as a(an) StaRN Behavioral Health RN and access programs to assist with every stage of your career. The StaRN Behavioral Health program provides a pathway for the new RN to transition into the clinical practice with a strong core of nursing fundamentals and critical thinking skills.  


Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Are you a continuous learner? With more than 94,000 nurses throughout HCA Healthcare, we are one of the largest employers of nurses in the United States. Education is key to excellence! As a majority owner of Galen College of Nursing, which joins Research College of Nursing and Mercy School of Nursing as educational facilities within the HCA Healthcare family, we make it easier and more affordable to gain certifications and job skills. Apply today for our StaRN Behavioral Health RN opening and continue to learn!

Job Summary and Qualifications

This cohort will start on February 6, 2023. 

Accelerate your nursing career by joining our Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN) program! We invite new graduate registered nurses to apply for a unique opportunity to have didactic and clinical training by HealthTrust (a part of the HCA family). The StaRN Program is a unique educational opportunity to meet a critical need for specialty nurses. StaRN Behavioral Health is innovatively designed to provide intense postgraduate training to newly licensed Registered Nurses specifically interested in the field of Behavioral Health Nursing.

12 week training for new RN's.

  • Six (6) weeks of interactive classroom discussions, case studies, handson skills training, and simulations with experienced StaRN clinical instructors
  • Six (6) weeks of unitbased clinical preceptorship

Interactive classroom lectures/discussions

  • Curriculum based on evidencebased practice, National Standards and HCA Clinical Standards of Excellence
  • ARC Basic Life Support / ARC Advanced Life Support 
  • Basic Dysrhythmia 
  • Meditech (EHR) handson training
  • Medical Surgical & Behavioral Health medication management 
  • Communication Tools based on TeamSTEPPS® 
  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course Trauma Informed Care / B.E.R.T.
  • AIDET, SBAR, Patient Experience, Fall Prevention and more

Mosby Elsevier Core Curriculum – Online lessons covering a wide range of topics relevant to Medical Surgical Nursing 

HCA Healthcare Behavioral Health Core Curriculum – Online lessons covering a wide range of topics relevant to Behavioral Health Nursing 

Hands‐on MedSurg Skills Training, that includes but not limited to: 

  • IV and Phlebotomy 
  • Indwelling catheter, NG and PEG tube / Central line dressing 
  • Tracheostomy care 
  • Pump management / Blood administration 

Five Days of high‐fidelity simulation 

  • Medical Surgical & Behavioral Healthspecific scenarios
  • Comprehensive facilitated video debriefing

Responsible for planning, executing and evaluating care given to patients. Has patient contact, monitors the activities of all nursing staff, demonstrates clinical skills, and serves as team leader on-call emergency situations.

SCHEDULE: Full-time, SHIFT: Varies based on the needs of each unit with rotating weekends.


Under general supervision, provides clinically competent professional nursing care.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for patient assessment, development, implementation and coordination of the patients’ plan of care including the medical treatment plan and the evaluation of patient treatment. The Registered Nurse will function within the full scope of the RN licensure, according to the California Nursing Practice Act.

The Registered Nurse has primary accountability for monitoring patient outcomes. As the team coordinator of the patient care team (including but not limited to: physicians, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, technicians, and support and clerical staff), the Registered Nurse collaborates, directs, delegates, assigns, guides and serves as a resource to the department and the patient care team for patient care delivery.

The Registered Nurse promotes a cooperative working relationship with care team members, physicians, other disciplines and the public by facilitating and enhancing communication, displaying honesty and respect, displaying sensitivity to cultural and age differences, and expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner. 

What qualifications you will need:
  • Nonviolent Crisis Interv Inst, or Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred; Masters Degree, or Registered Nurse Diploma, or Associate Degree
  • This is for graduates within the previous 12 - 18 months 
  • Candidates may not have previous acute care experience 
  • Independently maintains license 
  • Acquires required contact hours to maintain license 
  • Must be licensed by the state of Nevada prior to scheduling an interview 
  • Training will include BLS/ACLS certification 
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required 
  • Acceptance into the program requires a two-year commitment

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Southern Hills Hospitalis a 260+ bed acute care hospital. We provide emergency and pediatric emergency services. Our facility also offers a behavioral health unit serving teens and adults, anaccredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center and a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit. In addition, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center provides women with top level care with our OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. We are also certified by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, in disease-specific areas.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If growth and continued learning is important to you, we encourage you to apply for our  New Grad Behavioral Health RN   opening. Our team will promptly review your application. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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