M Health Fairview has an immediate opening for a Nurse Liaison at the St. Joseph Mental Health and Addiction Clinic located in St. Paul, MN. This position will also be assigned to work at the Recovery Clinic located at the UMMC Riverside Campus.
Seeking a dedicated, compassionate RN who specializes in mental health and/or addiction medicine to work with other Nurse Liaisons in supporting outpatient medical providers. The primary role of the Nurse Liaison includes assuring optimal utilization of services with mental health/addiction needs within/outside of clinic as requested by providers.
The Nurse Liaison:
Provides assessment, education and therapeutic interventions related to health/wellness issues for clients and their families.
Serves as a liaison between the physician and the interdisciplinary team.
Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with the interdisciplinary team and external support systems.
Participates in the development and implementation of the treatment and discharge plan.
Functions as an interdisciplinary team member.
Provides assessment, education and therapeutic interventions related to health/wellness issues for clients and their families. Serves as a liaison between the physician and the interdisciplinary team. Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with the interdisciplinary team and external support systems. Participates in the development and implementation of the treatment and discharge plan. Functions as an interdisciplinary team member. Responsible, as assigned, for the management of caseload.
Works collaboratively with the physician and the interdisciplinary team
Implements physician directed care within prescribed timeframe.
Participates on the interdisciplinary team to ensure coordination and cooperation among team members for patient care.
Contributes to the development of an individualized treatment plan
Collaborates with patient, family and other interdisciplinary team members to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Develops and individualized treatment plan based on age, social and cultural considerations, clinical diagnosis, level of functioning and other relevant needs.
Acts as a liaison between patient, family, community resources, multidisciplinary team and other concerned parties on assessment and treatment issues.
Provides ongoing assessment, monitoring, and interventions of the clients health needs.
Documents the plan in a legible, thorough, timely and clinically appropriate manner.
Provides case management and coordinates the treatment planning process in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
Participates in developing and implementing a clinically appropriate discharge plan.
Identifies health related discharge needs.
Acts, as assigned, as a liaison between patient, family, community resources, multidisciplinary team and other concerned parties on discharge issues.
Documents the discharge plan in a legible, thorough, timely and clinically appropriate manner.
Contributes to an individualized discharge plan based on age, social and cultural considerations, clinical diagnosis, level of functioning and other relevant needs.
Facilitates individual and group psycho-education.
Focuses on the management of physical and mental health conditions.
Provides appropriate client education on the use of prescribed medication and its side effects.
Communicates effectively with others.
Communicates only appropriate clinical information.
Ensures both written and verbal information in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
Demonstrates the ability to support the business functions of the outpatient program
Completes the billing function for services provided
Completes the requirements of various payers and utilization management reviewers to obtain authorization for treatment.
Demonstrates the ability to advance evidence based practice by utilizing standards, guidelines and pathways for care delivery. Incorporates data and information into practice to continually improve care and practice so that patient outcomes are enhanced.
Promotes a culture of evidence based practice by participation in any of, but not limited to, the following activities:
Utilizing evidence based policies in clinical practice
Attends and participates in learning opportunities about evidence based practice
Membership in hospital or unit based nursing practice council/research council
Evidence based practice project (e.g. policy development or poster presentation)
Journal article critique and circulation
Development of standard/pathway/guideline for patient care
Bachelors Degree in Nursing or Behavioral Science preferred.
Associate Degree in Nursing also accepted.
Three years in mental health, addiction medicine and/or related setting.
Current Registered Nurse license in Minnesota
Additional Requirements (must be obtained or completed within a period of time) :
Basic computer and keyboarding skills
For Nurse Liaisons in Behavioral, completion of de-escalation and self-defense training and retraining every two years or as often as required.
Basic Life Support Certification prior to end of orientation
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