Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works an average of 37.5 hours per week, spread over 5 days per week during clinic hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m..
This RN position within Mental Health Services (MHS) provides the main clinical support to psychiatry staff and shares in the administrative and reception functions for all clients seen within MHS.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide administrative and clinical support to Psychiatry staff including taking and recording of vitals, obtaining weights, arranging EKGs, or other tests when necessary for psychiatry patients.
Develop, input, and manage the master schedule for psychiatry.
Provide emotional support to clients.
Consult with parents, faculty, and staff as needed.
Provide both phone and in-office reception support.
Respond to requests for refills for psychiatric medications.
Coordinate referrals and administer Patient Assistant Programs, as needed.
Assist with triage for walk-in clients or other students experiencing emotional difficulty.
Fulfill administrative responsibilities within the department including participation in staff meetings, accurate and timely record keeping, and involvement in agency committees and planning.
Other duties as assigned.
Associate’s degree in nursing.
One year of prior nursing experience in a mental health setting.
RN license in the state of Missouri.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Minimum 2 years of Registered Nursing work in a hospital, office, or school nursing environment.
Experience working with psychiatric patients in a clinic or hospital setting.
CRITICAL SKILLS & EXPERTISE:
Professional nursing principles, procedures, and techniques used in the care and treatment of psychiatry clients.
Medical and psychological terminology.
Medications, including psychotropic drugs, and effects on psychiatric patients.
Regulations pertaining to psychiatric nursing and knowledge of trauma-informed care.
Symptoms and behavior patterns of emotionally disturbed mentally ill patients.
Medical and psychiatric emergency procedures.
Apply professional nursing care principles and procedures in the evaluation and treatment of MHS clients.
Develop interpersonal therapeutic relationships with MHS clients.
Comply with state laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures.
Use professional judgment to ascertain and to apply appropriate intervention techniques with clients in crisis with sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.
Use effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The hiring range for this position is $45,825 - $64,097 and is dependent upon experience and credentials.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Habif Health & Wellness Center on the Danforth Campus. The Center provides medical care to students of the University.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.