Focuses primarily on RN to RN screenings for all admissions and ensures patients are physically appropriate and safe for admission.Â Responds to inquiry calls regarding services.Â Provides appropriate information and referrals.Â Oversees the admission process including appropriateness of the admission, completion of all required admission paperwork, pre-certifications and benefit verifications and coordination with the Physician, Social Worker, U.R. Coordinator and treatment team.Â Obtains billing and insurance information, unit/program assignment, etc.Â Knowledgeable and able to explain Hospital programs and services.Â Understands and considers basic growth and development needs specific to the age and population served.Â Provides accurate and complete information to Hospital Administration and physicians regarding admissions, referrals, discharges, etc.Â Trains other staff in the admission process, policies and procedures.Â Assures compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to psychiatric admissions.Â Maintains all data/records regarding the intake and admission process.Â Obtains, organizes and has current information regarding discharges, bed availability, admission times, etc., level of care assessments as needed.Â Has a strong understanding of the department computer systems.Â Assures that maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment.Â Conducts the initial assessment which includes prior treatment history, previous medications, health screen, family dynamics and risk factors. Has a working knowledge of the Emergency Services Coordinator role and is able to assist in this capacity when required.
Education:Â Associates Degree from a valid Nursing program
Experience:Â One-year experience working within an inpatient mental health field, and strong prior experience with med-surg nursing and/or providing medical clearance for patients
Licensure/Certification: IL Registered Nurse licensure
Education:Â Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Nursing or higher
Experience: Â 3+ years experience as an inpatient psychiatric RN and 3+ years experience with med-surg nursing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Essential Job Functions are defined as the fundamental job-related duties that are necessary to the position.Â An employee is deemed qualified for this position if he or she can perform the following duties with or without accommodations:
-Perform RN to RN psychiatric and medical screenings of patients via phone and in person
-Monitor and ensure patient safety at all times
-Ability to therapeutically communicate with patients
-Ability to recognize and communicate the physical and psychological status of the patients under their care
-Continual usage of computer and hospital assigned systems (i.e. AS400, etc.)