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RN Admissions Coordinator - Psychiatric Unit

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Job ID: 63846
Location: Eugene, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Admissions Coordinator - Psychiatric Unit for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $41.20 – $61.80. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.


Responsible for identifying potential behavioral health inpatient unit candidates, pre-screening referrals and preparing patients for admission to Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit, including patient consultation.


  • Coordinates admissions; communicates and prioritizes and provides for patient privacy; exercises discretion and assures confidentiality at all times.
  • Assesses patient referrals to determine that patient meets all admission criteria.
  • Collaborates with physicians, referral sources, and other staff to monitor issues and status; establishes timing of admissions.
  • Coordinates the admission process with patients, families, referring facilities, physicians, emergency departments’ crisis workers, public safety officers, outside agencies and Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit staff.
  • Provides documentation of medical necessity and obtains authorization for treatment regarding acute inpatient psychiatric benefits.
  • Identifies patients in need of financial assistance and refers to the appropriate programs.
  • Performs data collection and statistical compilation and analysis of data bases relative to quality assurance and effectiveness of programs.
  • Provides professional psychiatric nursing presence and oversight based on unit needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing approved nursing program required.
  • Bachelor's degree in mental health field, health sciences, nursing or health service field preferred.


  • Current RN licensure in state of practice required.
  • Eligible for Medicaid credentialing and ANCC Psychiatric and Mental Health Professional certification preferred.

  • Must have strong psychiatric nursing background and previous admission coordination experience.
  • Knowledge of insurance industry (third party payers and state and federal financial assistance programs) and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Proficiency with computers, statistical compilation and analysis of data bases relative to quality assurance and effectiveness of programs instituted is very helpful.

Other Skills:

  • Must possess strong medical and psychiatric assessment, problem solving and prioritization skills and working knowledge of DSM 5 Revised.
  • Ability to understand and apply inpatient acute psychiatric benefits in the acute inpatient setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required; must be professional in working closely with all customers such as referral sources, physicians, insurance companies, staff, patients and families.
  • Must have good organization skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources and manage competing demands effectively.
  • Requires excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with people who have disabling conditions and/or who have cultural differences.
  • Computer experience and knowledge of MS Office essential.


  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Must be fully vaccinated or exempted for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons.

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