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Assessment RN-Intake

Company: Loma Linda University Health
Location: Redlands
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:


Assessment RN-Intake Redlands, California New 1 additional locationCaliforniaBehavioral Medicine Center: Intake (Full Time, Day Shift) -Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.The Intake Assessment Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for clinical evaluation and disposition of all patients referred to the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center. Coordinates contact with the appropriate clinical, hospital and community resources. Coordinates with clinicians and hospital staff to facilitate hospital admissions according to appropriate department guidelines and criteria. Performs other duties as needed.Associate`s Degree in Nursing required. Minimum of one year of experience in Medical/Surgery required; and, as applicable: (1) Minimum one year of experience in age group preferred. (2) Minimum one year of experience in acute psychiatric of age group preferred. (3) Minimum one year of experience in chemical dependency/detox preferred. (4) Minimum one year of experience in psychiatric intake preferred. Current and unrestricted California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. Prevention and Management of Assaultive Behavior (PMAB) certification required within first thirty (30) days of hire; and, as applicable: (1) Psychiatric nursing or clinical specialist certification preferred. (2) Chemical dependency nursing certification or specialist preferred. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. 5150 certification preferred.Basic clinical skills in delivery of nursing care in acute care facility. Ability to speak clearly in person and over the phone; ability to write clearly and concisely; ability to listen well and interact appropriately with other employees and outside agencies; ability to input data into computer; good eye-hand coordination. Ability to develop positive therapeutic interactions with patient, patient families, co-workers, supervisors, medical staff and outside agencies; maintains calm demeanor in crisis situations; communicates clearly and effectively. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to assess patients' conditions, interpret care plan, comprehend appropriate interventions, evaluate patient response to care, teach patients and families; requires higher level mental faculties accompanied by short and long-term memory; ability to concentrate on several assignments simultaneously; ability to organize and prioritize; ability to work with limited supervision; ability to execute duties in an efficient manner with attention to detail; ability to receive and accurately carry out instructions. Demonstrates an understanding of patient rights and the hospital policy and philosophy of care of the patient requiring restraint and or seclusion. Has a good working knowledge of Insurance and Managed Care criteria. Has a thorough knowledge of BMC and department admission criteria and the ability to screen and prioritize patients according to clinical needs. Demonstrates the ability to complete an assessment within 45 minutes using the nursing process of therapeutic communication and interviewing skills and clinical assessment with the patient and their family, if available, while using an empathetic and caring approach. Knowledge of psychotropic medications. Knowledge of appropriate age group(s). Excellent knowledge of English usage and grammar.Additional Information


  • Organization: Loma Linda Univ Behavioral
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Days of Week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Keywords: Loma Linda University Health, Redlands , Assessment RN-Intake, Healthcare , Redlands, California

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