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The Adult Emergency Room is the Level 1 Trauma Center for Middle Tennessee with 88 treatment areas including four trauma bays. We are one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country and see 69,000 patients annually. We have the ability to quickly diagnose through our use of two CT scanners and an x-ray machine for the Adult ER. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, and the Designated Level 1 Burn Center for the region.
A Mental Health Specialist in Vanderbilt's Adult Emergency Room can do any of the following duties:
Act as a liaison to communicate with the Nursing Team and Physicians
Monitor patients as they come in and are treated in the ER
Manage three psych rooms in the ER
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Required
< 1 year of experience
The shift hours for this position are 7P to 7A. Weekends are required on an every-other-weekend basis. The required weekend shifts in the ER are Saturday and Sunday. We offer self-scheduling through VandyWorks.
A formal job description follows below:
JOB SUMMARY: Performs duties of patient care necessary to implement individual treatment. Provides the psychological, emotional and physical care and support required by each patient. Assists in maintaining the therapeutic environment of the clinical program with regular guidance.
Implements therapeutic programming for assigned population.
Provides direct patient care under supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Carries out procedures under supervision of Registered Nurse including special precautions, Handle with Care skills, seclusion and restraint correctly and safely.
Evaluates coping needs and education needs of the families.
Documents all pertinent clinical information on a daily basis, including all unusual incidents.
Contributes to the organization by actively participating in shared decision making.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Delivers quality therapeutic group education through the independent use of provided materials. Communicates group completion in documentation and handoff to team.
HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate human growth and development in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
FACILITATION OF POSITIVE COPING STRATEGIES (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate facilitation of positive coping strategies in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
VITAL SIGNS (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate taking vital signs in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
PATIENT DOCUMENTATION - (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient documentation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
COMMUNICATION (INTERMEDIATE): - Clearly, effectively and respectfully communicates to employees or customers.
Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.
Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2):
Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
Builds and Maintains Relationships : Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2):
Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):
Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):
Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):
Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
Internal Number: 1910248
About Vanderbilt Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.