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Behavioral Liaison RN

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

**Job Description**

**Department:** Nursing Administration

**Work Type:** Restricted Part Time (Total FTE less than 0.5)

**Shift:** **Shift 1**

**Work Schedule:** **12 Hr**


The Behavioral Liaison Nurse is a professional nurse who is responsible for supporting the clinical care delivered by and professional development of, nursing/allied staff where behavioral care of patients is concerned. The Behavioral Liaison Nurse contributes to orientation, annual competency training and additional house wide initiatives that focus on behavioral management of patients. The Behavioral Liaison Nurse promotes evidence based practice and collaborates across the multidisciplinary team. Identifies, troubleshoots and promotes interventions for designated patients to ensure both patient and staff safety. The Behavioral Liaison leads in development and management of the hospital's Workplace Violence Prevention Program addressing requirements outlined by The Joint Commission.


Job **Responsibilities:**

--- Collaborative with unit managers, interdisciplinary patient care teams, along with the expanded team involved in providing care to the patient, and other corporate services.

--- Conducts worksite analysis related to hospital's workplace violence prevention program annually and as needed to review workplace violence incidents as well as hospital policies/procedures/training/environmental designs.

--- Collect, review and analyze data related to key components of workplace violence prevention program and share through appropriate hospital committees.

--- Compile workplace violence reporting data quarterly for the Nursing Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI).

--- Ensure education and staff training addresses requirements outlined by The Joint Commission as it relates to workplace violence prevention. Monitor and revise education as needed to ensure it is current, evidence-based and relevant to the healthcare environment at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

--- Chair Safe Campus Committee and engage other members/stakeholders of the multidisciplinary team in review of data, policies, relevant incident reporting, etc.

--- Collaborate with interdisciplinary care team in determining safety plan for patients as applicable according to Code BART or Code Grey activation.

**Other information:**

**Required Job Qualifications:**

--- Earned Nursing Degree at the baccalaureate level or higher.

--- Current state of Illinois RN license

--- Maintain current BLS certification

--- ACLS for ICU, Tele, Endo, PACU, IR, ED

--- PALS for PACU, ED

--- 1-3 years of nursing experience, preferably inpatient, Emergency Department or Behavioral Health

--- Analytical ability.

--- Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach.

--- Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.

--- Demonstrates ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams, communicate program needs, and work with peers to establish smooth functioning.

--- Ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, images or reports.

**Preferred Job Qualifications:**

--- Clinical Nurse Leader certification or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing certification preferred, but not required.

**Physical Demands:**

--- Work requires the ability to walk throughout the hospital and to be standing/ walking most of the designated shift as well as to sit comfortably to conduct work daily within the office and at various meetings.

--- Lifting or carrying objects 35-40 lbs. and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.

--- Working with the following age categories:

--- Pediatrics (8-18)

--- Young adults (19-45 years)

--- Middle Adults (45-60 years)

--- Older Adults (greater than 60 years)

--- Ability to operate computers, printers, copiers, fax and various medical equipment


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Rush Oak Park Hospital has provided exceptional health care in Chicago's western suburbs for more than a century. As a partner with Rush University Medical Center, we combine the convenience and personal touch of a community hospital.

**Position** Behavioral Liaison RN


**Req ID** 1209

Keywords: Rush University Medical Center, Oak Park , Behavioral Liaison RN, Other , Oak Park, Illinois

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