Overview

ADMISSIONS NURSE (RN): 9:00am – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Valley Hope has an exciting opportunity for an Admission Nurse to join our newly created Admissions team!
For over 50 years, Valley Hope has specialized in providing addiction treatment and recovery services to those in need. We meet our clients where they are with love, compassion and respect, and guide them towards a journey of Recovery. This is the Valley Hope Way!
Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact, conquering addiction one patient and family at a time?  If so, Valley Hope welcomes you!

JOB SUMMARY:
•    Functions as a key member of the multi-disciplinary admissions team; works collectively to support the needs of prospective patients and to secure VHA as their service provider.
•    Utilizes good judgement, critical thinking skills, industry specific knowledge, and customer services skills to solidify commitments and make appropriate placements for prospective/incoming patients within VHA programs.
•    Conducts medical assessments for incoming patients during the admissions intake process.
•    Assesses and validates prospective/incoming patients for appropriate level of care (residential, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, and outpatient) based on physical health/medical state.
•    Conducts the clinical assessments for incoming patients (as needed):  completes biopsychosocial during the admissions intake process; utilizes ASAM criteria in performing screening of mental health/emotional state.
•    Assesses and validates prospective/incoming patients for appropriate level of care (residential, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, and outpatient) based on mental health/emotional state (as needed).
•    Completes the pre-certification insurance process for incoming/admitting patients when biopsychosocial is completed (by the nurse).
•    Contacts physician for admitting patient following admissions intake process; adds admissions notes in electronic medical records.
•    Reviews hospital records for appropriateness for admitting patients; consults with Clinical Program Director and Nursing Director on medical concerns and/or additional information listed for appropriateness.
•    Performs medication reconciliation for admitting residential patients.
•    Contacts physician/provider for doctors’ orders for admitting patients.
•    Updates electronic records in identified data tracking/electronic medical records systems for prospective and incoming patients; inputs data in an accurate and timely manner following calls and admissions processing.
•    Assists with follow-up appointments post treatment as back up to the nursing department.
•    Provides support as needed in assessing any re-admissions conditions for re-admitting patients.
•    Serves as back-up to the Admissions Coordinator as a point of contact for prospective/incoming patients, in conducting initial pre-admissions calls, in performing preliminary financial assessments, in scheduling admissions appointments, and in assisting incoming patients in completing administrative admissions process.
•    Performs various administrative duties in support of the admissions process and admissions team responsibilities (e.g., chart audits; maintenance activities within data tracking systems such as dispositioning of patient call records, records clean up; etc.).
•    Serves as back-up support to the Nursing Department for property searches for incoming patients.
•    Maintains confidentiality of prospective and incoming patient data in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 regulatory requirements.
•    Completes required continuing education credits; maintains current state license/certification.

COMPENSTATION:
Starting Base pay: $25.61 – $35.85 (based on experience and education)
Shift Differentials:
•    Evening: $1.25
•    Night: $3.75
•    Weekend Evening: $2.75
•    Weekend Night: $4.25
•    Weekend Day: $1.00

BENEFITS:
•    Health, dental, vision insurance at affordable rates
•    401k Retirement Plan
•    Paid Time Off (PTO)
•    Paid Holidays
•    Tuition Assistance
•    And More!

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Required:
•    Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN).
•    Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of employment.
•    Three (3) plus year of nursing experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry.
•    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and/or Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Preferred:
•    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
•    Five (5) plus years of nursing experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
•    Located within a residential treatment facility.
•    Sitting for extended periods of time; requires walking throughout the facility.
•    Must be able to work non-typical hours including evenings and/or weekends based on operational needs; able to work overtime to the extent necessary.
•    Must be able to work at a rapid pace for long periods of time (typically not longer than 8 hours).
•    Able to push, pull, pull up, bend at the knees and waist, twist body at the waist, raise and hold arms overhead, turn head-neck-shoulders as needed, grasp other items with hands, for either extended periods of time or many times throughout the workday.
•    Able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and able to assist an adult weighing 100-250 pounds.
Interested candidates may apply at www.valleyhope.org/careers.