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Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Clinician- Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison
Job ID: 773545443
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Psych Consult _ Liason
Location: 3520 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. This is nearly one in five adults. Are you searching for the opportunity to make an impact on these individuals? Are you passionate about dispelling widespread stigma and misunderstanding associated with mental health?

 
For more than 60 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders throughout the lifespan.  In conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, we continue to strive to be one of the nation’s foremost academic- based psychiatric care facilities and remain dedicated to providing professionals with state-of-the-art training and assistance. 

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring a full time Nurse Clinician to support Psych Consult. This position will work daylight, but hours may vary. 

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 preferredPA RN License requiredCPR 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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $23.75 to $41.09 / hour

    Union Position: No

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