Job Description

Job Title: Evaluation Clinician Nurse (Day/Evening) Psych Care Plus
Job ID: 639905
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 hour shifts
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPIC-Psych Care Plus
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is hiring a Full-Time Evaluation Clinician to help support the Psych Care Plus Department for its Oakland location.   This position will work Evening 8 hour shifts.

  • Perform charge RN or bed search and direct admission responsibilities competently and effectively in either an emergency setting, Consult & Liaison service, or Psych Care Plus setting by providing triage and psychiatric assessments.
  • Participate with management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.
  • Complete assigned projects, reports, and statistics in a timely manner.

  • Adhere to Nsg Standards and Policies including ANA Standards for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Professional Code for Nurses, the WPIC policies and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Attend 10 unit based or institute wide in-services yearly.
  • Complete assigned projects, reports and statistics in a timely manner.
  • Complete medication administration safely and accurately, including transcription, administration and documentation according to established policies.
  • Complete patient/family assessments referred to emergency services for presentation to the attending/resident psychiatrist.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide psychiatric and medical education to patients, families and staff.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize DSMIV and to develop provisional diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of inclusion criteria/protocols for current research programs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of insurance programs, processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mental health laws; obtain appropriate consents or commitment authorizations as needed.
  • Learn and utilizes up-to-date technology in delivery of patient care.
  • Maintain competency requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of medications, including side effects, dosage and patient response.
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches; assist in maintaining safe environment.
  • Meet standards for documentation and completes all required paperwork, including PEF, commitment paperwork.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary activities such as staff meetings and other committees as assigned.
  • Participate with unit management in Program Development and Performance Improvement Activities.
  • Perform charge RN or bed search and direct admission responsibilities competently and effectively based upon settings.
  • Perform point of care testing specific to unit.
  • Perform triage/medical screening and prioritize patients based on acuity.
  • Serve as mentor to students and new employees.


  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing which confers Diploma, AD, or BSN in nursing.
  • Current nursing licensure in Pennsylvania or pursuance thereof.
  • Prefer 6 months of experience in Clinical Psychiatry.
  • Successful completion of central and unit specific orientation program including the medication proficiency examination.
  • Require physically capabilities of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent, mentally ill patients as necessary including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing and pulling equipment, such as wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $22.66 to $34.53

Union Position: No

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