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Nurse Clinician- Dual Diagnosis

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring a Full-time Nurse Clinician to support Dual Diagnosis. This position will work daylight.

Functions as 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 psychiatric nursing experience preferred

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

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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