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Acadia Healthcare Nurse Respite - Picayune, MS in Poplarville, Mississippi



  • Provide leadership, guidance, and feedback to staff regarding the individual’s medication.

  • Provide direct care through utilization of nursing standards accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Follow policies, procedures, and medical/lab protocol for nursing care.

  • Implement infection control measures according to facility policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Report pertinent information and/or changes in the individuals' condition to nurse supervisor and/or Program Director.

  • Provide individual, staff, and family education as related to medication, illness, etc.

  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Chart medication administration in nurse's notes accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Document nursing care provided, maintain appropriate records related to individuals' progress and activities accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Adhere to all HCBS ID/DD waiver program policies and procedures.

  • Provide care and/or conduct individual interactions in an age/cultural appropriate manner.

  • Provide and document training to staff regarding the appropriate monitoring and documentation of individual’s self-administration of medication.

  • Follows all safety policies and adheres to all worker's compensation program guidelines.

  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Communication: Advanced

  • Attention to Detail: Advanced



  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals



  • Associates or better in Nursing/Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications


  • Drivers License

  • Lic Practical Nurse



  • 1 year: At least one year of working experience.


  • 2 years: Prefer one year experience working with individuals with mental retardation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)