The Registered Nurse is responsible for managing complex patient situations, acts as a patient advocate, and provides supportive assistance to all members of the healthcare team. The incumbent will work within the Behavioral Health Department to assist in the delivery of evidence-based care for primary care patients identified with a variety of emotional and psychiatric problems. S/he will be responsible for monitoring patients, providing education and support. Duties and or responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Completes structured diagnostic and clinical assessments for participants. This requires knowledge of medical terminology, diagnostic categories, and chart review. Reviews assessments completed by others, and obtains missing information from providers, patients, and medical records. Learns the use of a Behavioral Health Laboratory software program for interviewing participants. This includes determining the appropriate level of care need for patients not in treatment and the ability to understand the variety of clinical options available through the medical center and local community. Contacts patients through written correspondence and telephone calls, and conducts follow up interviews. This requires substantial communication skills and the ability to remain organized. Creates and maintains forms, surveys, instruments, and materials for proper coordination of the different treatment modules available through the BHL. Provides psychoeducation and direct advice regarding symptoms of depression, anxiety and alcohol misuse to patients. This includes the development of an appropriate treatment plan for patients and the ability to communicate that plan to the patient's provider. Presents reports to Director and Medical Director weekly or as required. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree preferred. 3-5 years of Behavioral Health experience preferred. Work Schedule: Monday - Sunday: 8 Hour Shifts - (Days / Evenings / & Nights). Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 599662600
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