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Registered Nurse- Psychiatry Admissions Coordinator

Company: The University of Vermont Health Network
Location: South Burlington
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJOB DESCRIPTION:This position is the initial point of contact for all potential admissions to the Inpatient Psychiatric Units at UVMMC, between Monday at 8:00AM and Friday at 4:30PM, or as determined by the needs of the organization. S/he consults with referring providers to determine appropriate level of care needs, and availability of treatment on the Units, in concert with the Attending Psychiatrist, Nurse Manager or designees. Provides oversight to clinical, administrative, and insurance elements of the admissions process. Coordinates with case managers of other medical services where patients who are identified as needing/receiving psychiatric care are located within the hospital. Monitors psychiatric patients awaiting placement, who have been referred by the Psychiatric Consult Service, or are located in the Emergency Department to facilitate placement where appropriate. This position is responsible to monitor and manage the list of patients awaiting placement at UVMMC in the ED. S/he assesses all referred patients for medication compliance, behavioral issues and treatment needs, medical complexity, and overall appropriateness for UVMMC psychiatry unitsEDUCATION:State of Vermont Registered Nurse (RN) license required. The University of Vermont Medical Center is moving toward an all Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) workforce. All external candidates hired into, or current employees promoted to, a RN position will be required to obtain their BSN as outlined in the terms of their offer letter. Current internal RNs are strongly encouraged to pursue a BSN to support this initiative.EXPERIENCE:Minimum of 3 years (5 preferred) of experience working in a mental health treatment setting providing direct care and behavioral health interventions. Preferred experience in admissions.JOB DESCRIPTION:This position is the initial point of contact for all potential admissions to the Inpatient Psychiatric Units at UVMMC, between Monday at 8:00AM and Friday at 4:30PM, or as determined by the needs of the organization. S/he consults with referring providers to determine appropriate level of care needs, and availability of treatment on the Units, in concert with the Attending Psychiatrist, Nurse Manager or designees. Provides oversight to clinical, administrative, and insurance elements of the admissions process. Coordinates with case managers of other medical services where patients who are identified as needing/receiving psychiatric care are located within the hospital. Monitors psychiatric patients awaiting placement, who have been referred by the Psychiatric Consult Service, or are located in the Emergency Department to facilitate placement where appropriate. This position is responsible to monitor and manage the list of patients awaiting placement at UVMMC in the ED. S/he assesses all referred patients for medication compliance, behavioral issues and treatment needs, medical complexity, and overall appropriateness for UVMMC psychiatry unitsEDUCATION:State of Vermont Registered Nurse (RN) license required. The University of Vermont Medical Center is moving toward an all Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) workforce. All external candidates hired into, or current employees promoted to, a RN position will be required to obtain their BSN as outlined in the terms of their offer letter. Current internal RNs are strongly encouraged to pursue a BSN to support this initiative.EXPERIENCE:Minimum of 3 years (5 preferred) of experience working in a mental health treatment setting providing direct care and behavioral health interventions. Preferred experience in admissions.

Keywords: The University of Vermont Health Network, New England , Registered Nurse- Psychiatry Admissions Coordinator, Healthcare , South Burlington, Northeast

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