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Nurse Clinician (Casual) - Psychiatric Consult Liaison

Description

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring a casual Nurse Clinician to support the Psychiatric Consult Liaison Team. This position will work Monday through Friday, on a daylight shift. This person must be able to cover/travel to different sites including: UPMC Oakland Hospitals, UPMC East, UPMC St Margaret, UPMC Passavant as well as cover tele-med (from home).

The Consultation-Liaison service is a collegial, academically-minded, innovative team consisting of Psychiatry and Nursing serving as liaisons between medical and mental health. The Nurse Clinicians advance recovery-oriented, strength-based approaches for positive outcomes in the UPMC acute medical settings in and around Pittsburgh working with multi-disciplinary acute care specialists. Team longevity with expertise recognized by multiple publications, service awards, and patient accolades. The Nurse Clinician will assist, educate, and evaluate patients with mental health issues who are receiving care within the UPMC Health System. This employee will function as a clinician on select cases and assists physicians as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend a minimum of 6 educational meetings offered within Institute or Outside Program
  • Provides routinely scheduled staff education on clinical issues
  • Role Models professional practice
  • Participates in on-going review and development and provision of Group Programming for the unit
  • Have knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and be able to differentiate diagnosis on assigned patients.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings and other activities
  • Monitors psychiatric, medical, psychosocial status of assigned team.
  • Maintains professional communication with multidisciplinary team members
  • Coordinates patient follow-up discharge plans and medical plans with Social Work and Primary Medicine respectively.
  • Actively participates in treatment team meetings.
  • Has good organizational skills that leads to effective time management.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 unit based inservices yearly
  • Provides education and consultation regarding psychiatric treatment, management, and psychopharmacology for staff
  • Completes documentation according to established policies and in timely fashion
  • Acts as liaison between disciplines, departments, and hospitals for assigned patients
  • Maintain competency requirements
  • Coordinates daily care for assigned team
  • Utilize up to date practices/information in delivery of patient care
  • Rounds daily on team of assigned patients and/or discuss patients with treatment team
  • Initiates or reviews admission paperwork of all assigned patients
  • Provides patient/family education around psychiatric medication/diagnosis as needed.
  • Coordinates and facilitates with MD and treatment team direct admissions and DEC admissions as assigned
  • Able to interface with various members of multidisciplinary team members to coordinate all aspects of patient care.
  • Leads routine therapeutic patient groups
  • Assesses client from holistic perspective

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing or related field required
  • MSN preferred
  • Two years of psychiatric nursing experience preferred or currently enrolled in a psychiatric nursing advanced practice program

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ANCC certification as CNS or ANP preferred. PA RN License required. 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

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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