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Assessment Specialist - RN PRN

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Panama City
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Assessment Specialist - Registered Nurse (RN) PRN Opportunity This opportunity is PRN working in our Admissions.Intake Department on an as needed basis. Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital provides inpatient treatment services to children, adolescents and adults at our 86-bed facility in Panama City, FL and outpatient services to adolescents and adults at our three outpatient centers located throughout the Florida Panhandle. Additionally, we offer specialized treatment for active duty military members through our Military Resiliency Program, specialized chemical dependency treatment and TMS therapy for chronic depression. Visit us online at: https://emeraldcoastbehavioral.com/ The Assessment Specialist performs triage, psychosocial screening and evaluations of all patients, voluntary and involuntary, who present to the facility with a primary psychiatric, behavioral, or substance abuse complaint. Provides accurate evaluation of medical necessity, offering alternative levels of care when feasible. Initiates a collection and assessment of information for payers; completes pre-certification and continued stay authorization. Works with and serves as back-up to utilization review. Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct telephone triage activities. Receive telephone inquiry and crisis calls and determines appropriate disposition for emergency services, clinical crisis assessment, and referral to community resources and/or agencies.
  • Perform clinical crisis assessments on patients experiencing diverse mental health and/or substance abuse issues/disorders.
  • During assessment process, initiate crisis interventions to stabilize patient and/or family situation (i.e. safety contracts, brief behavioral contracts). Consult Nurse Supervisor when significant medical issues are identified.
  • Assist in collection of updated insurance and financial information. Verify insurance coverage and benefits. Utilize computer system to collect and enter core data elements such as authorization information.
  • Inventory and document all patient valuables upon admission.Benefit Highlights:
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Competitive Compensation
    • Healthstream on-line learning catalogue with plenty of free CEU courses
    • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $12.6 billion in 2021. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 89,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. www.uhs.com

      • Associates Degree in Nursing or Diploma RN
      • Previous experience in behavioral health preferred
      • Current FL RN License
      • Ability to work in a fast paced Admissions Department
      • Ability to work a PRN scheduleEEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Tallahassee , Assessment Specialist - RN PRN, Healthcare , Panama City, Florida

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