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Intake Staff Nurse - Admission

Company: Saint Anthony Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Intake Staff NurseSaint Anthony Hospital - Intake Staff Nurse # Are you interested in joining a team where patient satisfaction is at the core of everything we do? At Saint Anthony Hospital, you can #Expect More from a Community Hospital.# We are#a proud community-based hospital in Chicago focused on the patient needs in every interaction. Saint Anthony Hospital is commitment to providing the highest quality health care and thus building a new state-of-the-future healthcare facility with critical service offerings in pediatric care, maternity care, behavioral health and more. Join our team of dedicated employees as we embark on the future as an anchor to the Focal Point Community Campus. Learn more at focalpointchicago.org. Position Summary Reports To: Chief Nursing Officer, Clinical Psych # Detox Manager Position Status: Full-time Direct Reports: N/A Work Location: On-Site # Position#Purpose:# The Intake Nurse is responsible for serving as a member of the team that manages front-door operations for the Psychiatry Department.# Referrals are made to the department from the hospital#s emergency department, other hospital emergency departments, the outreach team, community agencies and direct referrals from staff physicians.# Screening is conducted to ensure that an individual is appropriate for the services offered.# All individuals presenting to the hospital#s ED and those referred from other hospitals or facilities, are evaluated to determine the intensity and severity of the presenting symptoms so that appropriate safety measures are recommended.# Intake staff include registered nurses, licensed counselors, and other staff deemed appropriate to evaluate patients with serious and persistent mental illness. The specific responsibilities of the Intake Nurse include review of the incoming medical and legal paperwork, assessment of psychiatric and medical issues, coordination with the Intake Counselor to discuss the extent to which the individual meets admission criteria, contact with the on-call psychiatrist or APRN to discuss the case and facilitation of the nurse-to-nurse report. # Essential Duties: Evaluates the appropriateness of the prospective admission based upon the admission guidelines in coordination with the Intake Counselor. Reviews the incoming paperwork with reference to the physical and behavioral symptoms as outline by the emergency department or other referral sources. Highlights any issues that would serve as exclusionary criteria. Discusses the case with the floor nurse who will be receiving the admission with reference#to bed availability and unit acuity. Assuming that the referral meets admission criteria, the Intake Nurse will contact the psychiatrist on call to discuss the case, receive an admission order and medication orders#as appropriate. The Intake Nurse will contact the referring facility, conduct a nurse-to-nurse interview, and#coordinate with the unit regarding when the patient can be sent to the floor or the facility. # Marginal Duties: Collaborates with team members by sharing relevant information, demonstrating initiative, and supporting team decisions as well as the work life of the department. Performs both essential and marginal job functions in a safe manner as identified by Saint Anthony Hospital and the respective department while adhering to the Hospital#s confidentiality norms and standards. Participates in performance activities including problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation.# Maintains professional knowledge base through literature review, seminars, workshops and meetings throughout the calendar year.# Participates in professional association activities to assist in meeting CE requirements. # General Job Requirements: Bachelor#s degree in nursing (specialization in psychiatric nursing preferred). A minimum of 2 years serving as a RN#on an inpatient adult psychiatric unit.# Experience with the intake process strongly preferred.# Bilingual Spanish a plus, but not required Active BLS#required Active IL RN License without disciplinary# # # # # # # # # Communication skills Medical terminology Team building skills Interpersonal skills Analytical skills Customer service skills Creative thinking Organizational skills Full vaccination against Covid-19 required Current vaccination against Influenza required Physical Requirements: Ability to perform repetitive tasks Ability to reach above shoulder level Ability to distinguish colors High degree of manual dexterity Ability to grip Ability to bend a knee Ability to walk the equivalent of one mile a day Ability to adapt to shift work Ability to sit for periods of time Ability to climb stairs Ability to lift 50 pounds Ability to squat Ability to perform CPR Mental and Emotional Requirements: Ability to cope with high levels of stress Ability to make fast decisions under pressure Ability to make fast decisions under pressure Ability to cope with anger/fear/hostility Ability to manage altercations Ability to concentrate High degree of versatility Ability to cope with confrontation Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation Ability to assist with problem resolution Ability to work alone Ability to demonstrate a high degree to patience Ability to adapt to shift work Ability to work in areas that are close or crowded # Saint Anthony Hospital Highlights Saint Anthony Hospital is an independent, nonprofit, faith-based, acute care, community hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellness of families on the west side and southwest side. Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits plan for employees and families to include tuition reimbursement. We employ and teach the city#s most prominent, innovative resident physicians and medical students. # Equal Opportunity Saint Anthony Hospital is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

Saint Anthony Hospital - Intake Staff Nurse

Are you interested in joining a team where patient satisfaction is at the core of everything we do? At Saint Anthony Hospital, you can "Expect More from a Community Hospital." We are a proud community-based hospital in Chicago focused on the patient needs in every interaction. Saint Anthony Hospital is commitment to providing the highest quality health care and thus building a new state-of-the-future healthcare facility with critical service offerings in pediatric care, maternity care, behavioral health and more. Join our team of dedicated employees as we embark on the future as an anchor to the Focal Point Community Campus. Learn more at focalpointchicago.org.

Position Summary

* Reports To: Chief Nursing Officer, Clinical Psych & Detox Manager
* Position Status: Full-time
* Direct Reports: N/A
* Work Location: On-Site

Position Purpose: The Intake Nurse is responsible for serving as a member of the team that manages front-door operations for the Psychiatry Department. Referrals are made to the department from the hospital's emergency department, other hospital emergency departments, the outreach team, community agencies and direct referrals from staff physicians. Screening is conducted to ensure that an individual is appropriate for the services offered. All individuals presenting to the hospital's ED and those referred from other hospitals or facilities, are evaluated to determine the intensity and severity of the presenting symptoms so that appropriate safety measures are recommended. Intake staff include registered nurses, licensed counselors, and other staff deemed appropriate to evaluate patients with serious and persistent mental illness. The specific responsibilities of the Intake Nurse include review of the incoming medical and legal paperwork, assessment of psychiatric and medical issues, coordination with the Intake Counselor to discuss the extent to which the individual meets admission criteria, contact with the on-call psychiatrist or APRN to discuss the case and facilitation of the nurse-to-nurse report.

Essential Duties:

* Evaluates the appropriateness of the prospective admission based upon the admission guidelines in coordination with the Intake Counselor.
* Reviews the incoming paperwork with reference to the physical and behavioral symptoms as outline by the emergency department or other referral sources.
* Highlights any issues that would serve as exclusionary criteria.
* Discusses the case with the floor nurse who will be receiving the admission with reference to bed availability and unit acuity.
* Assuming that the referral meets admission criteria, the Intake Nurse will contact the psychiatrist on call to discuss the case, receive an admission order and medication orders as appropriate.
* The Intake Nurse will contact the referring facility, conduct a nurse-to-nurse interview, and coordinate with the unit regarding when the patient can be sent to the floor or the facility.

Marginal Duties:

* Collaborates with team members by sharing relevant information, demonstrating initiative, and supporting team decisions as well as the work life of the department.
* Performs both essential and marginal job functions in a safe manner as identified by Saint Anthony Hospital and the respective department while adhering to the Hospital's confidentiality norms and standards.
* Participates in performance activities including problem identification, data collection, solution selection, implementation and evaluation.
* Maintains professional knowledge base through literature review, seminars, workshops and meetings throughout the calendar year. Participates in professional association activities to assist in meeting CE requirements.

General Job Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in nursing (specialization in psychiatric nursing preferred).
* A minimum of 2 years serving as a RN on an inpatient adult psychiatric unit. Experience with the intake process strongly preferred.
* Bilingual Spanish a plus, but not required
* Active BLS required
* Active IL RN License without disciplinary
* Communication skills
* Medical terminology
* Team building skills
* Interpersonal skills
* Analytical skills
* Customer service skills
* Creative thinking
* Organizational skills
* Full vaccination against Covid-19 required
* Current vaccination against Influenza required

Physical Requirements:

* Ability to perform repetitive tasks
* Ability to reach above shoulder level
* Ability to distinguish colors
* High degree of manual dexterity
* Ability to grip
* Ability to bend a knee
* Ability to walk the equivalent of one mile a day
* Ability to adapt to shift work
* Ability to sit for periods of time
* Ability to climb stairs
* Ability to lift 50 pounds
* Ability to squat
* Ability to perform CPR

Mental and Emotional Requirements:

* Ability to cope with high levels of stress
* Ability to make fast decisions under pressure
* Ability to make fast decisions under pressure
* Ability to cope with anger/fear/hostility
* Ability to manage altercations
* Ability to concentrate
* High degree of versatility
* Ability to cope with confrontation
* Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation
* Ability to assist with problem resolution
* Ability to work alone
* Ability to demonstrate a high degree to patience
* Ability to adapt to shift work
* Ability to work in areas that are close or crowded

Saint Anthony Hospital Highlights

* Saint Anthony Hospital is an independent, nonprofit, faith-based, acute care, community hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellness of families on the west side and southwest side.
* Certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
* Offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits plan for employees and families to include tuition reimbursement.
* We employ and teach the city's most prominent, innovative resident physicians and medical students.

Equal Opportunity

Saint Anthony Hospital is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

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