To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
A registered nurse who provides ongoing assessment, planning, intervention, treatment and evaluation for REACH patients seeking care for psychiatric/mental health/behavioral problems and/or substance abuse. Job responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinically assess REACH patients who present with complaints related to Psychiatric/Mental Health/Behavioral concerns or substance abuse. 1.1 Demonstrates advance skill in interviewing, observing and collecting healthcare information and assessment on admission. 1.2 Develops and implements preliminary treatment plan according to assessment and with guidance from physician. 1.3 Completes assessment and implementation of preliminary plan. 1.4 Completes documentation in a precise and timely fashion. 2. Collaborates withMulti-disciplinary treatment team to develop treatment plans for patients. 2.1 Performs psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis based on evaluation. 2.2 Performs emergency consultation and treatment of patients. 2.3 Prescribes psychotrophic medication and monitors patient-s response to medications through documentation. 2.4 Consults with physician with regard to status of patients. 3. Provides communication and coordination of treatment plans using clear and concise documentation on the patient''s medical record. 3.1 Assures patient''s rights and safety are maintained. 3.2 Documents all orders according to policy and procedure on physician order sheets and gets co-signatures in a timely fashion. 3.3 Orders appropriate ancillary test. 3.4 Maintains all privileges for APRN status including prescription privileges as per DEA regulations. 3.5 Prescribes and administers medications following hospital policy and procedures. 3.6 Participates in group tx planning and group therapy. 3.7 Implements individual tx as needed. 4. Obtains pre-certification and authorization for all patients. 4.1 Appropriately identifies patients insurance status and obtains accurate authorization prior to admissions. 4.2 Develops appropriate discharge planning process for patients. 4.3 Follow EMTALA guidelines for safe and appropriate transfers when necessary.
Registered Nurse with Master''s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
Minimum 3 to 5 years clinical experience related to Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing.
Certified in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing as clinical specialist
Certified as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) in the State of Connecticut.