Registered Nurse-CRISIS LIAISON
Rockville Centre, NY
Explore a career with Mercy Hospital a 375-bed not-for-profit hospital and member of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island that has been serving the healthcare needs for the residents of Nassau County and its surrounding areas since 1913. Ranked among the top hospitals in New York State, Mercy offers a NYS designated Stroke Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and has received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – the only hospital in the region and one of only two in NY State to receive this prestigious award.
Provides crisis services via telephone or in the Emergency Department, providing assessments and facilitating transfers, admissions and referrals for the Behavioral Health patient. Provides liaison services to the general hospital population.
·Demonstrates clinical competency in completion of assessments for the psychiatric and substance abuse patient that presents to the ED. and medical units .
·Demonstrates the ability to deal effectively with the agitated or combative patient.
·Works collaboratively with the psychiatric on-call staff to provide appropriate dispositions.
·Completes all required documentation and legal papers.
·Effectively communicates with ED staff to promote timely movement of patients.
·Returns urgent phone calls within 15 minutes and provides appropriate follow-up.
·Reviews clinical information and accepts transfers in accordance with established guidelines.
·Maintains a collaborative relationship with referral sources.
·Completes all insurance precertification's within established timeframes.
·Responds to all liaison requests, providing assessment, referral and follow-up.
Registered Nurse BSN Five years in-patient psych and or psych –Ed experience will consider RN with MSN at least three years in patient psych experience /Skills:.. Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to work independently EMR,B LS, Ability to de-escalate pt.'s
At Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.
A Member of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V