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A&R Registered Nurse FT/PT/PERDIEM

Universal Health Services

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A&R Registered Nurse FT/PT/PERDIEM

Job Code:  242651
Facility: Sierra Vista Hospital
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Founded in 1979 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan B. Miller, Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) is one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. For nearly 40 years, UHS and our affiliates have focused on meeting our patients’ healthcare needs across the hundreds of local communities we call home. The company operates through its facilities more than 240 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. In 2015, our 70,000 dedicated and talented employees treated more than 2.5 million people with dignity and respect. Sierra Vista Hospital, a 171-bed psychiatric care facility located in south Sacramento, is a full-service mental health facility and a center of support for patients and their families. Since 1986, we have offered our clinical expertise to those suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems.

The Psychiatric RN supports the department using established nursing protocol for  all possible admissions. Additionally answers inquiry calls, schedules assessments, and performs psychiatric assessments for individuals presenting for an assessment.  The assessment RNs provide clinical summary and recommendation based on their findings, consult with the psychiatrist, and refer individuals to the appropriate lowest level of care based on the psychiatrists orders. Additionally, assessment RNs provide community referrals as indicated and desired by the individuals. RNs take telephone orders from admitting MDs, perform initial medical screening through referring ERs  also are responsible for initial insurance pre-authorization of admitted patients with-in 24 hours. Required to  assist in maintaining an organized and clean department by auditing and data entry of referrals, re-stocking documents and forms and filing as time permits.


Education: Nursing require a minimum associates Degree from an accredited program and an RN license

Experience:  A minimum of six (6) months direct medical & clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting, with direct experience in patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, and communication with external review organizations preferred.


Licensure: R.N.


Additional Requirements: CPR Certification required. Complete knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.  May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.


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