Registered Nurse - Admissions - #19503614

Universal Health Services

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Chicago, IL
Contract type: Full time
Universal Health Services


Hartgrove Behavioral Health System is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. Hartgrove Hospital has become the flagship behavioral health facility within Universal Health Services, Inc., its parent company. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient, partial and outpatient services.

Ranked as one of the "Top 100 Best Psychiatric Hospitals in the Country" by US News & World Report*


Emergency Services Admission Nurse focuses primarily on RN to RN screenings for all admissions and ensures patients are physically appropriate and safe for admission. Responds to inquiry calls regarding services. Provides appropriate information and referrals. Oversees the admission process including appropriateness of the admission, completion of all required admission paperwork, pre-certifications and benefit verifications and coordination with the Physician, Social Worker, U.R. Coordinator and treatment team. Obtains billing and insurance information, unit/program assignment, etc. Knowledgeable and able to explain Hospital programs and services. Understands and considers basic growth and development needs specific to the age and population served. Provides accurate and complete information to Hospital Administration and physicians regarding admissions, referrals, discharges, etc. Trains other staff in the admission process, policies and procedures. Assures compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to psychiatric admissions. Maintains all data/records regarding the intake and admission process. Obtains, organizes and has current information regarding discharges, bed availability, admission times, etc., level of care assessments as needed. Has a strong understanding of the department computer systems. Assures that maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment. Conducts the initial assessment which includes prior treatment history, previous medications, health screen, family dynamics and risk factors.



Education: Associates Degree from a valid Nursing program

Experience: One-year experience working within an inpatient mental health field, and strong prior experience with med-surg nursing and/or providing medical clearance for patients

Licensure/Certification: IL Registered Nurse licensure


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or higher

Experience: 3+ years experience as an inpatient psychiatric RN and 3+ years experience with med-surg nursing.


The Essential Job Functions are defined as the fundamental job-related duties that are necessary to the position. An employee is deemed qualified for this position if he or she can perform the following duties with or without accommodations:

  • Perform RN to RN psychiatric and medical screenings of patients via phone and in person

  • Monitor and ensure patient safety at all times

  • Ability to therapeutically communicate with patients

  • Ability to recognize and communicate the physical and psychological status of the patients under their care

  • Continual usage of computer and hospital assigned systems (i.e. AS400, etc.)


  • Maintain a clean work setting and milieu

  • Assist in the transporting of patients to and from the assessment area

  • Performing vital signs on patients

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Safe and secure environment for patients

  • Positive therapeutic relationships and interventions with patients

  • Service Excellence with all customers

  • Ability to use least restrictive measures

  • Clear and concise documentation

  • Adherence to Hospital Attendance policies


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.

Physical Demands: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent sitting; prolonged standing, walking, bending and stooping. Ability to perform visual and auditory observation of patients. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen.


  • 90 Day performance Evaluation

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Ongoing support from supervisor

Supervision Exercised: None

Line of Promotion: Emergency Services Supervisor

Job Classification: Non-Exempt; Hours vary based on staffing needs and include day, evening, night and weekend shifts.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, and adults. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Emergency Services Admission RN will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by the ES Supervisor and Director.

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