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ADMISSIONS RN - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTAKE

Company: Riverside Medical Center
Location: Kankakee
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

FTE: 0.900000Shift: VariesLocation: Riverside Medical CenterSummary:The RN Admission & Referral Specialist will be responsible for direct contact with clients, referral sources, families, physicians and treatment teams. The RN Admission & Referral Specialist will be expected to complete an assessment of the patients in coordination with the centralized intake teamand emergency department. Will coordinate disposition with Psychiatrist and ED Physician (if indicated) and follow the patient through admission to inpatient. The RN Admission & Referral Specialist will be responsible for all ages pediatric to geriatric. Must be able to adapt quickly, work independently, detail oriented and organized. The RN Admission & Referral Specialist will review all incoming referral packets for admission criteria to one of the mental health units.Experience/Education Requirements:Graduate of an approved school of nursing, BSN preferred. Must complete BSN within 4 years of hire.Evaluation, treatment, and referral of Behavioral Health patients preferredExperience with EPIC and workque preferred.Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.License or Certification Requirements:Current Illinois RN licenseCurrent CPR certification or obtainment within 6 months of hire with subsequent recertification annually.Psychiatric Nursing Certification preferredResponsibilities:Ability to evaluate and review clinical information and triage.Demonstrates an understanding of the action and side effects of psychotropic medications.Develops and maintains relationships within the multidisciplinary team.Functions as a resource person to patient and familiesWork collaboratively with departments, patients, family, and physician referral.Demonstrates knowledge and skill of the proper completion of involuntary petition and certificate for admission.Possesses knowledge of DSM V diagnoses and related symptoms, and demonstrates skill in identifying and assessing for theseAbility to present and document clinical impressions efficiently, and collaborate with physicians for dispositionWork collaboratively with ED, units, and other departments to facilitate assessment and admission of Behavioral Health patientsDemonstrates ability to educate patients, families and collaterals about the admission process and Behavioral Health servicesAbility to complete quality clinical documentation in a timely manner and according to documentation requirements and standardsAbility to manage multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced environmentAbility to manage the Intake workque effectivelyDemonstrates crisis intervention and de-escalation skills with Behavioral Health patients and familiesServe as liaison across units, departments, and the community to promote access and continuity of care for Behavioral Health patientsRiverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients. We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics seven times. Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety. We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.Riverside Medical Center proves that truly progressive medicine is being delivered in Chicago's southwest suburbs and East Central Illinois. Join a team that is not only concerned with providing the best care possible but also with offering a work environment of advancement and growth. Riverside is a place that embraces a culture where opinions count and dedications is respected, where superior performance is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.Other information:Environmental/Sensory Requirements:Exposure to:Chemicals: Refer to MSDS SheetsVideo Display Terminals: AverageBlood and Body Fluids: Obtaining and transporting patients' body fluids. Cleaning patients who areincontinent of urine and/or stool. Controlling the agitated patients such as scratches, bites, etc. This potential exposure reduced through non-violent crisis intervention education and the use of universal precautions.TB or Airborne Pathogens: Minimal - Exposure potential reduced through the use of universal precautions.Sensory requirements (speech, vision, smell, hearing, touch): Speech: Needed for communication with patients and other staff.Vision: Needed to read materials such as medical records.Smell: Needed to detect the odor of ETHO on patients, smoke in patients' rooms or electrical hazards.Hearing: Required for patient safety, telephone use, intercom announcements (i.e., Code 99) and taking vital signs.Touch: Required to perform percussive assessments and to comfort patients. Also needed to manipulate tools and equipment.Activity/Lifting Requirements:The weight required to be lifted each normal workday according to the continuum describedbelow:Up to 10 lbs: FrequentlyUp to 20 lbs: OccasionallyUp to 35 lbs: OccasionallyUp to 50 lbs: OccasionallyUp to 75 lbs: OccasionallyUp to 100 lbs: Not RequiredOver 100 lbs: Not RequiredDescribe and explain the lifting and carrying requirements. (Example: the distance material iscarried; how high material is lifted, etc.):MHU staff is required to assist with the control and transport of patients. Patients may weigh as much as 300# and be carried waist high up to 100#. Assists with lifting patients from wheelchairs to beds. Carries linens for bed making and supplies weighing up to 10# up to 100#.Maximum consecutive time (minutes) during the normal workday for each activity:Sit: 10%Twist: 4%Stand: 40%Crawl: 0%Walk: 25%Kneel: 1%Lift: 10%Drive: 0%Squat: 1%Climb: 1%Bend: 30%Reach above shoulders: 3%Repetitive use of hands (Frequency indicated): Simple grasp Normal weight: FrequentlyPushing & pulling Normal weight: OccasionallyFine Manipulation: Writing and taking vital signs.Average Hours per Week: 36Shift: Variable for 24 hour coverageEnvironmental Factors & Special Hazards:Environmental Factors (Time Spent):Inside hours: 6-12Outside hours : 0Temperature: Normal RangeLighting: AverageNoise levels: AverageHumidity: DryAtmosphere: OdorsSpecial Hazards: Radiation, Chemical, Explosive - Chemical-drugs; Explosive-oxygen; Radiation-cesium implants and radioactive iodine therapy. Protective Clothing Required: As required for chemotherapy or in cases of isolation, i.e. gloves, gowns, masks, gogglesEssential:-- - Assist with patient placement-- - Assure that the patient is properly banded for falls and allergies-- - Complete the admission history and facility screens-- - Complete the medication reconciliation-- - Have the patient and/family sign the falls agreement.-- - Implement the appropriate falls precautions.-- - Implement the core measure check list (if appropriate)-- - Mentors others in all aspects of nursing practice-- - Obtain Physician orders (minimal transitional order set)-- - Provide the patient with the admission packet.-- - Other duties as assigned INDCLTo apply please email your resume to hr@

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