Clinical Nurse - RN, Intake, SMVH
Job ID: 93636 Date posted: February 05, 2019
- Sharp Mesa Vista
- RN Jobs
At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.
As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.
- Sharp Mesa Vista
Medical, vision and dental
Generous time off
The Clinical Nurse will be responsible for performing psychiatric evaluations and determining appropriate disposition. Evaluations will occur on site at Sharp Mesa Vista as well as in 3 of the 4 Sharp acute care hospitals for both the ED's and the medical floors. The position includes telephone triage, crisis intervention, and face to face assessment of psychiatric patients in crisis; as well as obtaining initial insurance authorization for hospitalization.
The Intake Department at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital performs clinical assessment and patient evaluations in the Emergency Department and facilitates patient admission to the Behavioral Health Unit. The appropriate level of care and dispositions from the ED are done in consultation with a psychiatrist on call as well as the Emergency Department physician. The Intake team consists of a dedicated staff of experienced professionals who care for the patient from admission through discharge. The team includes nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage family therapists, psychiatrists, pharmacists and case managers.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 158 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 300 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1995 providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
Full-time (.9), 12 hour shift, variable shift (expected to work both 7:00am to 7:30pm and 11:00am to 11:30pm), including every other weekend
- Graduate of Nursing School
- Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse License
- Current BLS certificate for Healthcare Providers
- One year recent Psych Intake RN experience, crisis intervention, or emergency room
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing
- Knowledge of local community resources
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Two years recent experience working in Psych Intake, crisis intervention, or emergency room
- In-depth knowledge of psychiatric and chemical dependency conditions
- Ability to perform psychiatric evaluations and determine appropriate disposition
- Experience with and knowledge of insurance coverage
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills and knowledge of hospital admission criteria
Great people, exciting opportunities
“Sharp's commitment to being the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care — essentially to be excellent in every way — is really attractive to me. I have the resources, support and training that I need to be the best nurse I can be.”— Mike, Advanced Clinician, Emergency Department, Sharp Memorial Hospital
“No matter where you work [at] Sharp, you’ll be surrounded by a team of people who want to provide the best care for the communities we serve. You’ll be supported every step of the way in your journey to find the best way you can help others.”— Erica, RN, Intensive Care Unit, Sharp Memorial Hospital
“I love serving my community and having the opportunity to make a difference, especially within my unit. Sharp HealthCare allows me to have the unique opportunity of making a difference in how a patient and their loved ones manage the journey of their illness.”— Dee, RN, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center