Serves in an expanded nursing role as a member of a county Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Program. Assesses patient needs and provides or proposes appropriate care.
Under the clinical direction of the psychiatrist, renders patient assessment and care.
Completes documentation in timely and thorough manner consistent with policy to include record review, mental status, assessment, patient education, plan, etc.
Performs triage including determination of appropriate level of care, scheduling of patient appointments, referral, etc.
Provides concise and thorough patient evaluations.
Participates in decision making process regarding diagnosis, treatment modalities, disposition planning and level of care.
Assists in development of clinical services, operations, policies and procedures.
Assists in the coordination of clinical services with other similar programs and services, external agencies or other providers.
Manages flow of patient phone calls concerning patient condition and care, medication needs, etc.
under the direction of psychiatric physician staff.
Assists with telephone consults to staff from internal and external physicians and providers.
Manages medication supplies including pharmaceutical company indigent programs.
Conducts self in professional matter, upholding program policy and standards, as well as ethical standards of appropriate discipline.
Renders patient and family education as appropriate.
Assists in educational instruction of students, staff and other professionals.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This position is per diem. Typical shifts are 8 hours in length.
Prior experience or interest/comfort level of working with pediatrics and adults with behavioral health conditions preferred.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.