Position Description: Responsible to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise nursing care of patients within the area of assignment pursuant to the policies and procedures of Prairie. Triages calls from the community, ER’s, and/or families to see what services the patient should be referred to and if coming to PrairieCare is appropriate either for an assessment or a direct admission. Ability to assess medical stability and appropriateness of admission to PrairieCare programs based on medical needs. Ability to assess psychiatric symptoms and gather necessary information so that psychiatrist is able to determine with his/her input the proper level of care and disposition. Ability to assess the patient’s acuity along with psychiatric and medical needs to see if Prairie Care has the capacity to meet those needs. Ability to make appropriate referrals for inpatient or outpatient services for a patient if his/her needs would be better met elsewhere. Responsible for gaining insurance pre-authorizations, when necessary, and conducts routine insurance reviews.
Oriented and educated in gender, cultural differences and in age appropriate care for psychiatric and chemical dependency services. Must have knowledge of DSM-IV criteria, possess interviewing and assessment skills and display a professional attitude in all aspects of his/her performance.
Ability to assist and cover on the inpatient unit as needed. Thus, be able to plans and facilitates nursing groups with patients. Responsible for nursing assessment upon admission and the necessary discharge planning required in hospital programs. Must effectively track and communicate pertinent medical information both verbally and through written documentation. The RN can assist in scheduling appointments. The RN supervises the LPNs and Psychiatric Technicians for the day to day operations. The RN can function independently and as the shift lead Nurse.
Must possess skills to communicate clearly and effectively with patients/families/referrants/co-workers as necessary to successful complete their job duties and to maintain a therapeutic and customer friendly environment.
Position Requirements: Requires knowledge of nursing practices. Current licensure as an RN with the Minnesota State Board of Nursing is required. Required to be knowledgeable of and follow the Nurse Practice Act. Must have critical thinking skills, problem-solving ability and the ability to communicate and make safe judgment calls in stressful situations. Must be able to do multiple tasks and communicate in a professional manner in both verbal and written format. Must have basic computer skills using Microsoft Office Outlook and email.
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Hours per Pay Period:48 / 0.6 Shift: 3:00 pm to 3:00 am
Rotating days and every 3rd weekend
2 Positions Open!
PrairieCare places significant value on our services, commitment to our Mission, and loyalty provided by our employees. It is very important to promote and reward accomplishments and contributions of our employees at all organizational levels. By means of our Monthly Staff Recognition Program, Years of Service Program, Employee Appreciation Lunches, and other extraordinary events, we pride ourselves in recognizing all employees.
SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY!
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to RECRUIT@PRAIRIE-CARE.COM or fax to Human Resources at 763.383.5801.