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RN Psychiatric

Freeport, IL · Healthcare


Behavioral health assessment and treatment planning, Individual therapy, Family/marital/couples therapy, Psychiatric services, Group therapy, Psychological assessment, Crisis Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse Prevention and Education, Case management/community support services, Beyond Words Pet Therapy Program
Provide competent outpatient mental health assessment and treatment to individuals, families, and groups regarding biopsychosocial concerns. Develops and implements a treatment plan to address presenting problems. Provide clinical supervision to interns and sign off on their clinical hours.

Job Summary

Delivers professional nursing care to patients and their families utilizing the nursing process in conjunction with evidence based practice, using holistic approach. Displays a commitment to excellent customer service, critical thinking, technical and interpersonal skills to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Incorporates a positive team approach to serve as a liaison between physician office and other members of the healthcare team, along with participation in process committees. Key public relations position which may involve patient’s compliments and concerns. 
• Direct care of patients: rooming, vitals, injections, education, walk-in/emergent patient needs.
• Caseload Management—maintain prior authorizations, manages medication refill workflows, treatment planning, maintains hospital discharge documentation, maintains patient assistance program patients, maintains medication consents and agreements, maintains workload for patient and psychiatric team needs, and reconciles prescriber orders. Able to make corrections to documentation errors in order to be able to bill for the service. Timely completion of documentation for billable services. 
• Phone Triage—handle Ad-Lib psychiatric medication requests, emergency phone calls, pharmaceutical representative requests.
• Maintain Medication Room—log incoming and outgoing medications, pharmacy assistance medications, work with pharmacy technician to verify accuracy of count.
• Order supplies, work on Joint Commission, Infection Control and Patient Safety committees.
• Indirectly supervises medical support team by managing schedules, clinical processes and workflows, and medical support team. 
Shift: 7p-7a and/or 3p-3a


Education:  Associates Degree in Nursing with BSN preferred, and completion upon hire of the following courses through the Healthcare CE Center:
o Clinical Supervision, Group: Psychiatric Nursing
o Care of the Psychiatric Patient
o Definition and History of Psychiatric Nursing

Required Experience:
• 1-2 years of experience preferred
• Knowledge of injection techniques
• Knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects
• Knowledge of psychiatric disorders/symptoms (children and adults)
• Knowledge of the Joint Commission
• Ability to utilize electronic medical record system and supporting programs
• Ability to deescalate situations (CAST training to Level 4)
• Ability to delegate and prioritize daily tasks and patient needs
• Interdepartmental collaboration
• Knowledge of insurance and available programs to assist patient needs
• General patient medical assessment—vital signs
• Psychiatric specific assessments—AIMS, CIWA, Crisis
• Management of staff needs

• Current Registered Nurse Licensure in the state of Illinois
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