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ADMISSIONS NURSE (RN): 9:30 am- 10pm, 3 shifts per week, cover every 3rd weekend

At Valley Hope of Atchison, the work of every team member matters. The work we do every day saves lives and builds hope for the future...

Valley Hope of Atchison, located just northwest of Kansas City, has provided residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment services since 1972.

Our work is mission-driven, supported by a strong culture of teamwork and a compassionate environment that is the foundation of the Valley Hope organization. Come join our team and see for yourself why we had the highest employment satisfaction score throughout all of Valley Hope!

Per CMS Interim Rule, all Valley Hope employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical/religious exemption.

Education & Experience
• Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN).
• Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of employment.
• Three (3) plus year of nursing experience, with a preference for experience in the substance abuse treatment industry.
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and/or Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

• Starting base pay ranges from $35.00 - $38.00 based on experience/education

Shift Differential
• Weekday Nights: $5.00 per hour
• Weekend Nights: $5.50 per hour
• Weekend Days: $1.00 per hour

• Affordable health, dental, and vision insurance
• Tuition Assistance
• Student Loan Repayment
• Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Eligible Employer
• 8 Paid Holidays (Including 1 Personal Holiday)
• PTO – Up to 27 Days per year based on years of service
• Paid Parental Leave
• 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
• Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• And much more!

Job Summary
• Assesses and validates prospective/incoming patients for appropriate level of care (residential, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient, and outpatient) based on physical health/medical state and mental health/emotional state.
• Contacts physician for admitting patient following admissions intake process; adds admissions notes in electronic medical records.
• Reviews hospital records for appropriateness for admitting patients; consults with Clinical Program Director and Nursing Director on medical concerns and/or additional information listed for appropriateness.
• Performs medication reconciliation for admitting residential patients.
• Contacts physician/provider for doctors’ orders for admitting patients.
• Conducts clinical assessments for incoming patients: completes biopsychosocial during the admissions intake process; utilizes ASAM criteria in performing screening of mental health/emotional state.
• Utilizes good judgement, critical thinking skills, industry specific knowledge, and customer services skills to solidify commitments and make appropriate placements for prospective/incoming patients within VHA programs.
• Serves as back-up to the Admissions Coordinator as a point of contact for prospective/incoming patients, in conducting initial pre-admissions calls, in performing preliminary financial assessments, in scheduling admissions appointments, and in assisting incoming patients in completing administrative admissions process.
• Performs various administrative duties in support of the admissions process and admissions team responsibilities (e.g., chart audits; maintenance activities within data tracking systems such as dispositioning of patient call records, records clean up; etc.).
• Serves as back-up support to the Nursing Department for property searches for incoming patients.
• Maintains confidentiality of prospective and incoming patient data in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 regulatory requirements.
• Completes required continuing education credits; maintains current state license/certification.
• Creates and updates electronic records in identified data tracking/electronic medical records systems for prospective and incoming patients; inputs data in an accurate and timely manner following calls and admissions processing.

Work Environment
• Located within a residential treatment facility.

Atchison KS United States


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