Flex Emergency Services Admission RN - WEEKENDS
Chicago, IL 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

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.


  1. Focuses primarily on RN-to-RN screenings, (i.e. reviewing H&P, labs, and other clinical documentations) for all admissions and ensures patients are medically appropriate for admission.
  2. Responds to inquiry calls regarding services.
  3. Oversees the admission process including the appropriateness of the admission, completion RN to RN screenings, orders for the admissions, and any additional required paperwork.
  4. Assists in assigning unit/program based on patient needs.
  5. Knowledgeable and able to explain Hospital programs and services.
  6. Provides accurate and complete information to physicians regarding RN-to-RN screening.
  7. Communicates with physicians and providers to receive admission orders and medical clearance as needed.
  8. Assures compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to psychiatric admissions.
  9. Maintains data/records regarding the admission process for medical screenings.
  10. Completes medical screening evaluations and triaging on all patients who present for an assessment in accordance with EMTALA laws.
  11. Provides first aid and medical care as needed.
  12. Coordinate transfer of those patients requiring a higher level of medical care and/or medical clearance.
  13. Has a strong understanding of the department computer systems.
  14. Conducts the initial assessment which includes prior treatment history, previous medications, health screen, family dynamics and risk factors.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Education: Associates Degree or BSN in Nursing from an accredited Nursing program is required.

  • Experience: 1+ year(s) experience working within an inpatient mental health field preferred, and strong prior experience with med-surg nursing and/or providing medical clearance for patients. Knowledgeable of basic growth and development across the life span to properly screen patients.

Licensure/Certification: IL Registered Nurse licensure or higher

Supervision Received: Directors of Emergency Services and Nursing, Assistant Director, Lead Clinician and/or Supervisor

Supervision Exercised: None

Line of Promotion: Lead Admission Nurse and/or Assistant Director of Emergency Services

Working Conditions: Works in the Emergency Services Department, the inpatient units and other areas of the Hospital. 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 Requirements: Ability to proficiently communicate verbally and in writing. Physical agility to manage patients. Push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching and stooping.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Job Classification: Non-Exempt

Hours vary based on coverage for 24/7 department and may include day, evening, night and weekend shifts.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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