Admissions Nurse - #494784

Veritas Collaborative


Date: 10/14/2021 11:00 AM

City: Dunwoody, Georgia

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

About Veritas Collaborative



Veritas Collaborative is a national healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders. Providing a range of services for individuals of all ages, we offer inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Each patient’s care is individualized, evidence-based, and delivered in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Multidisciplinary treatment teams – made up of highly dedicated physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, culinary professionals, therapists, nurses, education coordinators, administrative professionals, and skilled therapeutic assistants – aim to equip each patient and family with skills to continue recovery in the home environment



Our Culture



We are a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure



We expect a lot out of our employees; that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be



Join us, and help us save lives



Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 pm (with some adjustments to accommodate facility admissions needs and schedules)



Experience


  • RN - GA Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in acute patient care settings.
  • 5-7 years acute care experience preferred
  • Experience in Behavioral Health setting preferred
  • Eating disorders or Addictions experience preferred

NATURE & SCOPE

The Admissions Nurse works closely with the Admissions Intake team, the facility Medical Director, facility nursing leadership, and others to facilitate admissions. The primary responsibility of the Admission Nurse is to facilitate the admission process for patient and family from beginning to end, including, but not limited to completing nursing assessments, obtaining insurance authorization/precertification for the admission, getting patient settled on the unit after assessment is complete, and giving report to nursing/TA staff. The Admissions Nurse will also provide support to the Admissions Intake team and facility Medical Director during the preadmission process as well as training and educational support for the facility



MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES


  • Attend weekly admissions meeting for facility • Understands levels of patient care as it relates to patient status (i.e. In-patient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient) • During patient inquiry/pre-admission process, review intake forms for behavioral and medical appropriateness and preliminary level of care/length of stay • Collaborate with Intake Coordinators and facility Medical Director on patient medical clearance for admission • Assist with collection of necessary medical records to inform treatment (e.g., growth charts and immunization records) • At time of new patient admission: • Complete initial patient admission assessment to include: Initial patient interview; vital signs, height, weight; ECG; skin check; lab draws & urine sample; documentation of initial assessment in electronic health record • Provide patient report to accepting unit’s Charge RN and lead Therapeutic assistant • Call insurance companies to get initial authorization/precertification for treatment, and document authorization in Sigmund • Collaborate with UR department for ongoing insurance authorizations, approvals, denials, peer-to-peer reviews • Assist with cross-training of staff nurses on admissions competencies to allow for cross coverage • Provide additional nursing support on the floor, including but not limited to meal support, patient crisis intervention, and coverage of staff nurse tasks for break relief • Provide patient and parent psychoeducation groups (e.g., medication education) as needed, when not engaged in admission activities • Collaborate with the Organizational Learning and Development department to provide staff trainings, to potentially include CPI, BLS, First Aid, or other areas within scope of practice and education • Other duties as assigned

At Veritas Collaborative, all full-time employees are eligible for benefits, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid-Time Off and 401(k).

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