RN- Behavioral Health-Emergency Department
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: January 20, 2023
The ED behavioral health RN will be responsible for using current
evidence-based knowledge and skills to assess psychiatric
emergencies and to provide sound, professional care and crisis
intervention services to patients. The position requires additional
behavioral health training. The ED behavioral health RN will have
positive interactions with local police departments, crisis
workers, social services, emergency physicians, patients, families
and significant others. The ED behavioral health RN is a a
professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for a group of
patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these
patients via the utilization of the nursing process, nursing
trends, technology, financial and human resources within the
philosophy of the institution.
Diploma (Not HS) in Nursing and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
required within four (4) years
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) within 1 year and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
(PALS) within 1 year. National Nursing Certification
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Certification within 2 years.
Two (2) years of nurse experience
- 10 hours continuing education in the field of psychiatric /
behavioral health patient care bi-annually.
- Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certification annually
- Attend a minimum of 80% of ED Behavioral Health staff meetings
- Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as
specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and
theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains
up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to
assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare
- Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and
develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards
and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of
care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies
plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
- Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by
reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
- Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary
to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the
professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to
expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes
initiative to begin appropriate solution.
- Maintains unit-specific and hospital competencies in accordance
with policy and/or department requirements.
- Completes relevant flow sheets and other medical records forms
legibly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
- Complete clinical documentation within agency standards.
Maintains current knowledge of and abides by all applicable state
and federal laws, Mental Health Code, DNV and CMS standards.
- Understands and implements appropriate action to avoid power
struggles with patients works as an effective team member to
establish a milieu which minimizes the occurrence of aggressive
- Provide support and training of other staff for the behavioral
- Maintains behavioral health department resources and calming
cart materials. Assists in reviewing and updating department
policies as needed.
- Coordinates with the appropriate provider to arrange for
admission and/or transfer to an appropriate psychiatric facility
- Uses current evidence-based knowledge and skills to assess
psychiatric emergencies and to provide sound, professional
treatment and crisis intervention services to patients.
- Acts as a liaison with/for staff members in the emergency
department and other medical units when needed.
- Implements procedures and theories specific to ED nursing
- Performs patient assessment and develops care plan in
collaboration with providers, family and patient. Executes plan of
care and nursing interventions. Modifies care plan based on
- Is responsible for patient and staff safety through appropriate
nursing interventions, adhering to safety standards and
correcting/reporting safety hazards
- Effectively communicates/collaborates with staff, visitors and
families to promote a healthy and healing work environment
- Provides feedback to peers to aide in professional development,
increase knowledge base and problem solve
- Maintains accurate and up to date patient
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health
participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security
Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland
Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to
confirm work authorization. - For more information:
Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for
all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or
religious exemption will be permitted.
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