Under the direction of the Business Manager, responds to inquiries about treatment, recovery and substance abuse and psychiatric issues, coordinates a smooth and responsible admission/referral process, and provides education for behavioral health clients and their significant others. Acts as a liaison between Behavioral Health Services, the Hospital Emergency room and medical floors. Makes recommendations for the appropriate level of care within behavioral medicine. Provides nursing presence within the outpatient continuum. Collaborates with the physicians and other healthcare disciplines to assure optimal care.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing with a current RN license in the State of Illinois. Certification in addictions counseling preferred. Required to complete and maintain CPR certification.
Three years experience including one year experience working in the field of chemical dependency and/or psychiatry in an acute setting. Has working knowledge of DSM IV criteria for chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders.