Mary Greeley Medical Center Crisis Nurse in Ames, Iowa
Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Alleviates suffering through the diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Performs other assigned duties.
Provides a comprehensive behavioral health screening of patients presenting in the Emergency Department or referred by external referral sources.
Uses the screening data and information to report findings to the Emergency Department physician or psychiatrist/designee.
Coordinates communication and transfer for relevant patients between the Behavioral Health Unit and the Emergency Department and external sources.
Performs de-escalation and violence management interventions to manage physical/verbal aggression by patients.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Licensed as a Registered Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing or eligible to take licensing exam within four months of hire.
Graduation from a school of nursing or in final semester of nursing school.
Achievement of Baccalaureate degree in nursing within 6 years of hire if hired after January 1, 2014.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
If hired prior to graduation and licensure, must graduate and become authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing within four months of hire.
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire
Two years Registered Nurse experience
Combative Patient Response Team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Professional certification in nursing specialty.
Two years of behavioral health experience
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.
Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.
Ability to read and understand chart documentation.
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.
Ability to read, write and understand the English language.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic and algebra and their applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Ability to manage one’s time effectively.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: