Intake RN Quail Run Behavioral Health Hospital- PRN
Universal Health Services, Inc.
April 26, 2018
QUAIL RUN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The Intake and Assessment Nurse provides telephonic and in person risk assessment and crisis intervention, initial contact with referral sources and potential patients, coordinates the referral and intake process, determines appropriate level of care, facilitates the admission process and maintains communication with referral sources, families, patients and unit staff. The Intake and Assessment Nurse also assists the Physician by providing face to face clinical assessments, including the history of presenting illness, family dynamics and supporting psychosocial information. May be assigned Team Lead role at the discretion of the Intake and Assessment Director.
Document patient information and nursing care in the provision of nursing services.
Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.
Verify the accuracy of patient records.
Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention.
Accurately administer medication to patients by using the 5 rights.
Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.
Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations.
Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.