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Psychiatric Care Specialist RN

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


General Summary

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to: serving as care coordinator for patients in the Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program, establishing a therapeutic relationship with all patients. Facilitates maintenance of a therapeutic environment through general knowledge of patients' therapy plans and reinforcement of desired behaviors; provides nursing care, assessment, support and education to patients in the program; participates in delivery of educational services to patients and their families and/or significant others; performs admission and discharge functions. Collaborates with the psychiatric interdisciplinary team to facilitate utilization management for the Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program. Provides pertinent clinical data to outside agencies as needed to assure compliance with their requirements. Other duties, which may be assigned

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • (30%) Demonstrates effective professionalism and communication. Demonstrates a positive manner towards others. Promotes cohesiveness and support among program and department staff. Demonstrates ability to

  • perform 2 or more tasks in the same time frame without compromising accuracy Demonstrates understanding that patient needs take priority over other responsibilities. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, ability to take

  • initiative, to work as a team, and to work with a variety of patients' needs. Performs program marketing duties, including distribution of printed materials, answering public inquiries about the program and participation in

  • informational meetings with potential referral sources. Follows through on action plans. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • (30%) Implements the patient treatment process through evidence based practice and accurate documentation.Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient treatment programs. Assists with the screening of persons referred to the program. Performs intake assessments for all patient admissions. Provides education related to patient specific psycho tropic medications on admission and as needed. Accurately

  • documents Bio Psycho Social Assessments, Progress Notes, Interdisciplinary Review Summary, Discharge Summary and Treatment Planning. Conducts educational sessions for patients, family members and significant others. Responds appropriately to patient conditions utilizing critical thinking skills. Coordinates medical issues for patients with his/her Primary Care Physician. Reviews medications with every patient weekly and as needed. Notes and coordinates physician orders. Charts observations on patients in a legible, timely, accurate and appropriate format following hospital and unit procedures. Insures all discharge forms are completed and

  • distributed to the appropriate parties. Assists patient with completing paperwork as needed.

  • 20%) Coordinates UR activities with the Supervisor of Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program to maximize reimbursement for patients. Is familiar with CMH contracts and procedures to maximize reimbursement. Place calls/submits electronically to third party payers for initial authorizations and for continued stay reviews, including CMH programs. Documents all contacts with name, phone number, number of days authorized date of next review, and any comments.

  • (20%) Leadership responsibilities: Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and provides essential information to team members. Provides support to the program supervisor and therapists. Participates in training activities as needed.

    Education, Certification, and Licensure

    • Associated Degree required

    • BSN/MSN preferred

    • RN - Registered Nurse

    • BSW preferred - at least one year of psychiatric nursing experience

    • CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention - mandatory conflict avoidance and physical management (CPI) within the first 3 months of hire and annually

      Other Duties & Responsibilities

      • Reviews denials of coverage to assess if there is documentation to support an appeal, or to determine what needs to change in the documentation.

      • Assists Supervisor in writing appeals and submitting information to payers as needed

      • Educates casual staff regarding documentation and facilitates compliance

      • Collaborates with psychiatrist regarding discharge criteria or length of stay

      • Prepares patients for discharge from admission through their length of stay

      • Works with therapist and outside agencies for follow-up care concerns.

      • Assists program supervisor with Quality Assurance/Quality Monitoring.

      • Attends Coordination of Care meetings

      • Coordinates medical issues for patients with his/her Primary Care Physician.

      • Provides educational groups related to medication and healthy living. Sleep. Diet - including topics such as shopping, meal plans, healthy eating habits, exercise and activity, stress management, etc

      • Assists in staffing marketing booth at fairs, seminars, etc..

      • Answers public inquiries about the program Complies with MyMichigan Medical Center Midland policies and procedures

      • Adheres to all policies and procedures related to employment, safety, program provision and operations

      • Is familiar with the Michigan Mental Health Code as it relates to: recipient rights, confidentiality, abuse and neglect, and Duty to Warn.

        Physical/Mental Requirements and Typical Working Conditions

        • Is regularly required to move freely about the unit and hospital. May be required to physically aid patients, including lifting

        • Overall vision is necessary, including color and depth perception, reading and closeup work and a peripheral field of vision.

        • Overall dexterity is required, including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling

        • Hearing and speech are necessary, including on the phone as well as in person and faint sounds.

        • Emotional stability is a must, due to frequent exposure to stressful situations; trauma, grief and death, public contact, decision making and high level of concentration.

        • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

        • Able to work in latex environment. Able to wear personal protective equipment that may include latex materials or appropriate substitute.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Psychiatric Care Specialist RN, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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