RN-Access Center / Behavioral Health

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
2021-99431
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
Address
1026 A Ave NE
Affiliate
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
City
Cedar Rapids
Department
Access Center/Behavioral Hlth
State
IA
FTE
0.6
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
12 hour days shifts, every their weekend requirement
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits

Overview

Description of Position:

Provide a “snapshot” or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences.  This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care on the behavioral health units.  Responsible for the delivery of patient care through a multidisciplinary approach.  The patients served are patients of all ages in need of (a psychiatric evaluation to determine best treatment modality to meet the patient’s needs).  The BH access staff will collaborate with the ED and psychiatric providers to develop the treatment plan, whether the patient’s needs will be met through outpatient services or be admitted to an inpatient setting.  St. Luke’s C.A.R.E. delivery model (Continuity, Accountability, Relationship-based, Evidence-based) reflects a commitment to compassionate, competent care delivered by the interdisciplinary team.  Care is provided through a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family.  A spirit of inquiry is encouraged and supported.  Small tests of change and more formal research efforts are used when the evidence is not clear.  Evidence-driven protocols are utilized to assure reliable and consistent care.

 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time

(annually)

Key Accountability

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Maintains assessment skills includes completion of the comprehensive evaluation of the mental status – patient’s mood, affect, though content and psychosocial issues.

·         Maintains critical thinking and multitasking skills to prioritize patient placement through assessments of patients in the ED and clinical information obtained on patients located in other facilities for potential admission.

·         Maintains competence in performing procedures involved with the management of violent or potentially violent patients.  Complies with policies for restraint and seclusion per service guidelines.

·         Maintains competence in the management of the patient undergoing ECT where applicable.

·         Is knowledgeable regarding managed care implications – precertification and utilization review procedures.

·         Provides consultation regarding behavioral health issues as needed to other hospital staff/departments.

·         Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

·         Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

·         Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

·         Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

·         Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

·         Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and hold them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.

·         Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

 

 50%

Key Accountability

Development & Patient Education

·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

·         Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

·         Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

·         Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately

 

40%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

 

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 

 

·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

Graduate of accredited nursing program.

BSN degree.

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

 

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as outlined per policy or obtain certification within three(3) months from date of hire.

 

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

ANCC certification in psychiatric/mental health

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and web browser.

 

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

Job ID: 77200

Posted 9 days ago

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