Intake Registered Nurse (Night Shift)
Company: Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: May 14, 2022
To assess the needs of prospective patients and phone callers
and ensure their referral to the service or resource to best
address those needs.
Responds to telephone inquiries from persons seeking mental health
care or information about mental health-related services.
Through a systematic process of interaction with patients, the
patient's significant others, and the appropriate health care
providers, collects and analyzes data regarding the patient's
physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational,
spiritual, cultural and anticipated discharge needs; determines
patient's alcohol or drug toxicity; identifies signs of withdrawal;
conducts screenings or assessments to determine needs of
The care and treatment of the patient are rendered in a competent
manner and are based on current chemical dependency and psychiatric
nursing/clinical knowledge and standards; care is evaluated against
the goals and plan of care and is revised as needed and appropriate
to the patient.
Facilitates the patient's access to the appropriate level of care
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with
patient services counselors and coordinators, intake department,
physicians and health professional affiliates, healthcare
facilities, and nursing staff.
Demonstrates good skills in assessing client's crisis and clinical
indicators via phone and in-person and documenting such on a call
sheet and scheduling assessment as clinically appropriate.
Prepares written report of assessment results in a timely manner
(immediately following completed assessment) and includes
recommendations for the level of care and treatment needs.
Makes appropriate interventions during assessments, and crisis
situations with clients, family/friends and other professional
Assesses need for involuntary hospitalization evaluation and
contacts county crisis team, law enforcement and others.
Enters the data of calls and assessments in the computer system in
a timely manner.
Assists clients who are not admitted into a program with
follow-through of clinical referrals and recommendations.
Provides pertinent clinical information to physician and program
staff who will be reviewing the patient to ensure a smooth
transition for the patient.
Distributes documentation of admissions to the Business Office,
Admitting Unit and the Utilization Review Department.
Maintains knowledge of the developmental tasks and sociological
theories of pertinent age groups.
Maintains knowledge of legal guidelines pertaining to EMTALA/COBRA
and abuse/neglect reporting.
Communicates with managed care organizations to obtain insurance
pre-authorizations in a timely manner.
Stays abreast of organization's programs and services.
Education and Licensing:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Knowledge and Experience:
Inpatient experience preferred
Familiarity with continuum of care and clinical terminology
Knowledge of DSM V diagnostic criteria
Current CPR certification
NCI (or equivalent as approved by CNO) obtained within 60 days of
Skills and Abilities:
Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times
Knowledge and skills in phlebotomy (preferred)
Knowledgeable of patient rights and laws pertaining to mental
Assessment and intervention skills
Persuasive manner and skills in overcoming denial and resistance to
Ability to concentrate on task in high traffic areas
Ability to deal with crisis and potentially combative patients
while maintaining personal and emotional equilibrium.
Sensitivity to, and willingness to, interact with persons of
various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office
applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects,
work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills
Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as
possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others
Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization
While performing the duties of this job, this position is
frequently required to do the following:
Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve
information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and
finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform
repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner
which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking,
including a diverse population.
Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to
detail and accuracy.
Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions;
interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect,
interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
Vision: see details of objects at close range.
Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
Ability to stoop, lift, finger (pick, pinch or type and grasp)
Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and
go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
Lift up to ten (10) pounds.
*Please keep in mind that our facility will be requiring employees
to be vaccinated for covid. I will need you to supply documentation
that you have been vaccinated*
401k Retirement Plan
Healthcare Spending Account
Dependent Care Spending Account
Life Insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are
Short and Long-Term Disability (with additional
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