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Clinical Nurse (RN) Behavioral Health & Psychiatric Assessment RN (Youth & Adolescents)

Overland Park, Kansas

Job ID: R-7992

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Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.


Job Summary

Job ID: R-7992 Job Type: Full time Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Psychiatric Intake & Assessment Nurse provides professional nursing care through assessment and accurate documentation, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. Carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. Coordinates care delivery and education through collaboration with patient, family and all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care. Follows organizational policies in providing safe patient care. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Complete initial Psychiatric assessment (at Strawberry Hill Campus) upon admissions.
  • Will provide Triage and MSE and serve as QMP in absence of physician.
  • Will provide initial nursing admissions assessment.
  • Provide intake screening calls.
  • Provide appropriate referrals.
  • Work closely with the inpatient psychiatric units, PLS, physicians and psychiatric consult services, the medical inpatient units, and transfer center to assess patient needs for admissions.
  • Work and communicate to all team members to arrange appropriate bed placement and levels of service.
  • Assist in completions of involuntary paperwork as needed.
  • May be required to attend hearings for involuntary patients. Assist inpatient psychiatric nursing units to provide intermittent IV Antibiotic Therapy, IV Fluid Challenge.
  • Will be a member of the BRT and RRT team at the campus.
  • Assist inpatient units as needed After hours and weekends will initiate Pre-Cert at Strawberry Hill campus.

Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.



  • Registered Nurse in State of Kansas
  • BLS Certification
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing (or higher degree)
  • For ADN prepared nurses hired after February 24, 2017, must complete BSN degree within 5 years of hire
  • 1+ years’ experience as a Clinical Psychiatric Nurse in a Psychiatric Hospital or setting is required for Adults and 6+ months for child and adolescent campus


  • ENPC certification preferred for Child Campus, will train
  • TNCC preferred for Adult Campus
  • BSN Preferred
  • ACLS

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN


  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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