For 35 years The BridgeWay has been connecting with communities throughout Arkansas and beyond. The BridgeWay offers a continuum of services designed to help children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing behavioral, emotional or addictive problems that can lead to fractured lives. Our team of professionals includes board-certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrists, master’s-level clinical therapists, nurses and mental health associates who are here to help people reconnect with their families, friends and employers so that they may lead productive lives. Tucked within the wooded hills of Central Arkansas, The BridgeWay is just moments away from the major highways that unite Arkansans throughout the state. Founded in 1983 and accredited by The Joint Commission, our quiet campus has retained much of the cozy charm and character that existed then. The BridgeWay is part of the UHS network which is on the list of Fortune 500 for “World’s Most Admired Companies”. UHS benefits program offers a diverse range of healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits to help meet the needs of UHS employees and their families. These benefits include medical, dental, vision, insurance/income protection, retirement/savings plans and flexible spending accounts. UHS has been transforming healthcare for nearly 40 years.
The Triage/Admissions RN is responsible for coordination of all admissions processes and serves as liaison to referral sources, families, payors, physicians, and hospital personnel involved with each admission. The Triage/Admissions RN is responsible for processing of inquiry and referral calls and responds to request for hospital and program information, assessment, and possible admission.
Responsibilities also include verifying insurance, triaging patients, completing assessments, entering calls and admissions in computer and completing all admission paperwork with patient. The Triage/Admissions RN is responsible for effectively communicating with patients, physicians, staff, referral sources and managed care organizations to obtain precertification.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment that puts patient care first while also having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career.
Licenses or Certifications: Currently licensed to practice by the State Board of Nursing. Two years clinical experience in a psychiatric setting preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to assess the physical, emotion, and psychological needs of patients.
Ability to determine suitability of admission to the hospital based on clinical and financial criteria.
Ability to make independent and responsible decisions.
Good knowledge of admitting and insurance verification.
Must have ability to work in fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.
Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to communicate with patients, families, referral sources, community agencies, and staff. Knowledge of telephone etiquette is required.
Work is of medium demand, requiring heavy telephone and personal contact with patients, referral sources, community agencies, and insurance companies.