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Job Title: 42681 - Registered Nurse Senior
Location: Anoka, MN United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/25/2020
Expire Date: 01/25/2021
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician
Job Description
42681 - Registered Nurse Senior
The Centralized Pre-Admissions/Triage Team is dedicated to delivering quality service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as the single point of contact for patient referrals to the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Due to its high visibility and frequent contact with referral agencies and the public, this team represents the “front door” for patients entering our system of care.
This Registered Nurse Pre-Admissions Officer is responsible for expediting the pre-admissions and triage process for a network of more than 25 programs, including state-operated hospitals and residential treatment programs that serve individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency. Team members must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including patients and family members, employees throughout the Department of Human Services, community hospitals, law enforcement personnel, private insurance companies, licensing and accreditation agencies, attorneys and legal staff, county case managers, and many others.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
• Implement inpatient pre-admission procedures for new referrals according to established process and criteria, ensuring each admission is scheduled in a timely manner
• Collect demographic, clinical, legal, and insurance information from referral sources and process necessary documentation
• Ensure all admissions are screened for clinical appropriateness by assigned Direct Care & Treatment medical personnel; assist in determining the best location for admission
• Provide nursing assessment on referred patients with complex needs, such as geriatric, medically fragile, or severe physical disabilities, and recommend appropriate level of care and resources
• Assure that legal requirements are met on all admissions, including clarification of legal status regarding commitment and special handling (i.e., Rule 20, mentally ill and dangerous status, victim notification, duty to warn, and predatory offenders, including sex offender status)
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
• Current licensure in Minnesota as a Registered Nurse AND
• Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree plus 2 years Registered Nurse experience; OR
• Associate’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing plus 3 years Registered Nurse experience

Certification in area of Expertise = 1 year of Registered Nurse experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with individuals with severe persistent mental illness
• Basic understanding of the commitment process
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Heidi Peura
Contact Email:heidi.peura@state.mn.us
Company Description:
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota's most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and non-profits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. At DHS our goal is to meet people where they are at, and focus on outcomes to improve life situations, and to get people the help they need so they can reach their full potential.
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