POSITION SUMMARY: Under indirect supervision performs diagnostic psychiatric assessments, consultations and evaluation. The RN assessment counselor may also do physical and mental health assessments on persons being assessed for possible admission. Responsibilities include appropriate identification of service need and referral for patients seeking mental health services
Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work.
Nurses are the heart of the hospital. That's why we're looking for nurses who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for nurses who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. Our nurses provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Nurses provide professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. We demonstrate Service Excellence standards at all times. Join us to make a difference
Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Registered Nurse license to practice in the State of Texas. 3-5 years experience in behavioral health setting. Reviews HWC at least annually. Maintains current CPR card. 8 additional hours training per year in regard to aspects of assessment.
Provides mental health and physical assessment services to persons from age 4 through over 65 in the emergency department, at the Pavilion and elsewhere; collects information from patient and other sources, consults with psychiatrist and other physicians, communicates appropriate referral options to patient and /or family and provides crises counseling if indicated.
Community Mental Health Services
Registered Nurse Certified