North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital




North Star is one of the largest behavioral health systems in Alaska specializing solely in treating children and families. Our staff members have chosen to work here because they are exceptional people with extraordinary dedication. Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses, clinicians, mental health specialists, dieticians, activity therapists, certified recreational therapists, and ANPs who have professional certifications and outstanding skills in working with children and families. We believe our work is the most important work that we can do. The team approach and family atmosphere at North Star reinforce our staff’s commitment to our work — which makes a difference for the future of our communities.

North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 21, 2020
JOB DESCRIPTION:   The purpose of the Dietary Aide is to ensure the delivery of healthy, desirable, and cost effective dietary services to patients, staff, and guests of the organization.   JOB RESPONSIBLITIES:         Politely greets and serves meals to all cafeteria customers; ensures food is placed on the serving line in a timely manner. Cleans work area as necessary or assigned ensuring the dining area is kept clean after and during meal times. Accepts and reconciles deliveries; puts away stock; monitors the use of supplies and notifies supervisor when supplies are limited. Assists the cook and dietary supervisor in food preparation; sets up buffet lines or salad bars. Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  High School Diploma. Experience working in a kitchen with equipment such as knives, slicers, mixers, and dishwashers is a plus.     KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:             Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills - both written and verbal. This candidate must also have knowledge of the essential hygiene factors involved in preparation, cleansing products and the appropriate methods of cleansing a variety of surfaces. The ability to read, convert, and adjust mathematical measurements for assisting in recipe adjustments is also required.     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITON: Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing. Must be able to obtain a food handlers card within 30 days of hire. Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training. Must complete all mandatory in-services annually. Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter.     GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts.  Employees occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens. Employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of fire or explosion, and risk of electric shock.  Frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme cold (non-weather), and regularly exposed to loud noise levels.  Subject to a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current and exposure to high heat.  May be exposed to conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or lessened ventilation.     Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.     PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to perform dietary work tasks; the ability to read and write.   Must frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time. Must occasionally utilize physical ability for fingering or manual dexterity, repetitive finger motion, lifting or exerting force up to 50 lbs., crouching or stooping and seeing with correction for depth perception.  Must regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.     EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED MAY INCLUDE BUT  NOT LIMITED TO:       Stove                                       Food Carts                              Knives/forks/spoons Trash Bins                               Coffee Maker                           Food/Serving trays Ovens                                      Grill                                          Dish machine/dishes Microwave oven                       Cleaning tools                          Gloves/mitts Steamer                                  Slicer                                       Pots/Pans Toaster                                    Food                                        Beverage dispensing machines Fryer                                       Electric Mixer                           Small hand tools/appliances   Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player, small hand tools, writing instruments.
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 17, 2020
The Mental Health Specialist II is responsible for providing direct care to patients with psychiatric disorders, ensuring the safety and well being of patients by supporting the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu.  The MHS II is also responsible for providing leadership and direction to MHS I staff based upon experience and special training in various areas of mental health service delivery. Additionally, the MHS II: Takes a proactive and productive role in problem solving and program development in unit meeting, and in informal and formal work groups. Helps identify patients’ problems, needs, and strengths; provides verbal input into the development of treatment plan goals and interventions. Communicates regularly with the Nurse/Nurse Mgr regarding patient care concerns and carries out corrective actions. Ensures that interventions are based on familiarity with patient history, assessment, and treatment plans. Observes patients for changes that require immediate intervention and take appropriate action; continually assess behaviors that indicate changes in the patient behavior; adheres to guidelines for patients on special status i.e. suicide, sexual, assaultive behaviors, or AWOL precautions. Assists patients with activities of daily living (such as room cleaning, grooming, etc.) and assists with preparation for discharge. Displays professional boundaries in relationships with patients at all times. Assists patients in following community rules and guidelines and in forming positive peer relationships. Communicates with patients and families in a manner which projects empathy, helpfulness and desire to positively impact patient’s treatment. Provides accurate information on shift-to-shift report and remains on the unit while incoming shift is in report. Maintains patient, program, department and related documentations ensuring that documentation is timely, accurate and legible. Completes relevant flow sheets and other medical records forms legibly, accurately, and in a timely manner. Ensures patient location log, 1:1, and status based check sheets are completed on a continuous basis. Ensures documentations requiring patient and/or family/guardians signatures are completed in a timely manner. Understands and implements appropriate action to avoid power struggles with patients; works as an effective team member to establish a milieu which minimizes the occurrence of aggressive behavior. Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients. Attends mandatory monthly staff meetings. Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, human services, or a related field OR 4 years of experience in a mental health role, or a combination of education and experience totaling a minimum of four years. CDC 2 certification through RADACT required.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Must be able to interact positively with patients on a daily basis whose behavior may be difficult, uncooperative, or aggressive; perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations; work successfully under highly stressful conditions; make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures; collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion; adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; have effective comprehensive reading skills; and have strong communication skills, written and verbal.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: The Mental Health Specialist II must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical; be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within three (3) months of hire date; be certified in CPR and Handle with Care Training upon completion of orientation and annually thereafter; complete all mandatory in-services annually; be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test annually or by a chest x-ray annually.   GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital/RTC setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts; occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, and loud noise levels. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read and write. Additionally, the Mental Health Specialist II must frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time; regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees; be able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; use body agility; bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knees to come to a rest on knees; be able to extend hands and arms in any direction; be able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; be able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side; concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions and hazards, as activities can occur inside and outside with various physical conditions. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 17, 2020
*SIGN-ON BONUS* This position is eligible to receive a sign-on bonus for a one-year or two-year commitment. Please apply and/or contact Human Resources for details. The Recreation Therapist provides therapeutic recreational and expressive therapy services to patients, serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, and supports the facility's treatment program and philosophy. Additionally, the Recreation Therapist: Complete Activity Therapy assessments on all assigned cases; meet with each resident within timelines given, summarizing individual ability, motivation, and preference. Participate in Master Treatment planning and provide input towards treatment plan updates.  Accurately document behaviors in the Therapeutic Progress section of each monthly Treatment Plan Update on assigned cases. Provide therapeutic recreation and expressive therapy groups as assigned and according to the unit schedule; group interventions directly related to Treatment Plan objectives; effectively manage group process to maximize therapeutic benefit. Role model group facilitation skills, conducting group activities with deliberate therapeutic purpose Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment; organize the activity therapy area to minimize injuries, oversee the maintenance of equipment used in experiential activities Support departmental goals by offering and accepting constructive feedback in all professional relationships, demonstrating healthy boundaries, modifying behavior in response to feedback Work with interdisciplinary team to support rules and expectations, communicating plans for activities in advance, bringing concerns or input in support of the therapeutic milieu Accurately document progress in Weekly Progress toward Treatment Objectives, Recreation Specialist Weekly Progress Note on all assigned cases in a timely manner. Demonstrates and/or explains the correct use of equipment and safety involved in various recreational or experimental activities. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of behavioral concepts applicable to the treatment of psychiatric patient population. If ropes course is used, demonstrate proper belay, knots, and Challenge by Choice techniques in facilitating ropes course; and maintain supplies and equipment necessary for the safe and effective operation of the ropes course;  and act individually or in concert with another certified individual in the operation of the ropes course. Receive annual training to maintain State licensing requirements, maintain Wilderness First Responder certification and/or other program requirements. Transport patients via company vehicle when providing a community integration outing. Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or related field.  Experience in activity therapy and recreation facilitation preferred.  Current national registration as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is strongly preferred.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:  Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal. Must have a working knowledge of computers.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical; able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training; be certified in CPR and Handle with Care Training within the first month of employment and annually thereafter; complete all required mandatory in-services annually; be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray tri-annually thereafter. Must be at least 21 years of age to work in a Residential Treatment Center setting.   GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts. Employees may occasionally be exposed to blood borne pathogens and loud noises. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in stressful environments; and the emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage patients; the ability to read, write, and spend a great deal of time at a computer; ability to stand or sit for long periods of time; speak, hear, and see with correction for close and distance vision; and maintain emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 17, 2020
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North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 14, 2020
We are currently seeking to add an Adult/General Psychiatrist to our medical staff team North Star Behavioral Health Services, located in Anchorage, AK.   North Star Behavioral Health System has been among the top providers of behavioral health services in the state of Alaska since 1984, with the goal of supporting the whole family. Located in Anchorage, AK, North Star offers healing environments through our acute care and residential treatment programs.      We treat Military service members and veterans at the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital. Our facility holds great expectations for bringing hope and healing to children and adolescents by positively impacting their emotional and behavioral health through the compassionate care we provide. Dedicated to excellence, North Star is accredited by The Joint Commission. Responsible for performing initial psychiatric evaluations and assessments; Completion of patient discharges, in accordance with hospital policies and procedures; Treatment team leadership; Daily care of patients in the acute inpatient program; Outpatient volume available if interested; Monday-Friday, days only, minimal in-house call (one weekend per month); Weekend on-call averages one weekend per month; Collegial, supportive, and caring environment that offers great work/life balance; Opportunity for personal and professional growth; Academically affiliated with University of Washington – teaching position available; Opportunity to work with & mentor medical students, psychiatry residents/fellows, and ANP’s. REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE: MD/DO degree from an accredited program required Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatry required Licensed to practice in the State of AK or the ability to obtain an AK medical license Meets all credentialing criteria required by participating physicians  COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Base salary; Bonus structure; Malpractice insurance coverage; Paid Time Off; Matching 401k; CME package; Health insurance package; Relocation package if needed; Sign-on bonus; Student loan assistance (if applicable); Employee stock purchase plan; Option for Independent contractor can also be considered if needed/desired. Interested individuals should apply through this ad or directly to the In-House Physician Recruitment Department of Universal Health Services, Inc.    North Star Behavioral Health System, www.northstarbehavioral.com, is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) the nation’s largest facilities based behavioral health provider. www.uhsinc.com.   Feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss further!    Daniel Wilson In-House Physician Recruiter North Star Behavioral Health Services (629) 208-5539 Daniel.Wilson@uhsinc.com
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 14, 2020
Inpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist – Anchorage, AK   North Star Behavioral Health System has been among the top providers of behavioral health services in the state of Alaska since 1984, with the goal of supporting the whole family. Located in Anchorage, AK, North Star offers healing environments through our acute care and residential treatment programs.      We treat Military service members and veterans at the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital. Our facility holds great expectations for bringing hope and healing to children and adolescents by positively impacting their emotional and behavioral health through the compassionate care we provide. Dedicated to excellence, North Star is accredited by The Joint Commission. Responsible for performing initial psychiatric evaluations and assessments; Completion of patient discharges, in accordance with hospital policies and procedures; Treatment team leadership; Daily care of patients in the acute inpatient program; Outpatient volume available if interested; Monday-Friday, days only, minimal in-house call (one weekend per month); Weekend on-call averages one weekend per month; Collegial, supportive, and caring environment that offers great work/life balance; Opportunity for personal and professional growth; Academically affiliated with University of Washington – teaching position available; Opportunity to work with & mentor medical students, psychiatry residents/fellows, and ANP’s. REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE: MD/DO degree from an accredited program required Board Certified or Board Eligible Child/Adolescent Psychiatry required Licensed to practice in the State of AK or the ability to obtain an AK medical license Meets all credentialing criteria required by participating physicians  COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Base salary; Bonus structure; Malpractice insurance coverage; Paid Time Off; Matching 401k; CME package; Health insurance package; Relocation package if needed; Sign-on bonus; Student loan assistance (if applicable); Employee stock purchase plan; Option for Independent contractor can also be considered if needed/desired. Interested individuals should apply through this ad or directly to the In-House Physician Recruitment Department of Universal Health Services, Inc.    North Star Behavioral Health System, www.northstarbehavioral.com, is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) the nation’s largest facilities based behavioral health provider. www.uhsinc.com.   Feel free to reach out to me directly to discuss further!    Daniel Wilson In-House Physician Recruiter North Star Behavioral Health Services (629) 208-5539 Daniel.Wilson@uhsinc.com
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 14, 2020
The Mental Health Specialist II is responsible for providing direct care to patients with psychiatric disorder; to ensure the safety and well-being of patients; to support the maintenance of therapeutic milieu.  The MHS II is also responsible for providing leadership and direction to new MHS II staff based upon experience and special training in various areas of mental health service delivery; as well as supporting and actively participating with the recreation therapist in leading group activities for patients.. Additionally, the MHS II: Observes patients for changes that require immediate intervention and take appropriate action; communicate regularly with supervisor regarding patient care concerns; carries out designated interventions Accepts assignments from Unit Nurse or MHS III to provide specific skill training to less experienced staff. In the absence of senior staff, or when assigned, takes initiative in ensuring care, delivery, safety, adherence to schedule appropriate MHS II staff. Help identify patient’s problems, needs and strengths and communicate this information to the treatment team in a timely manner. Understands and properly uses the chain of command, proactively seeking out the unit nurse for medical issues, MHS III or Supervisor for safety concerns, or therapists for clinical concerns. Safely assists patients with activities of daily living (i.e. grooming, room cleaning, etc.) Takes and records vital signs as directed and reports abnormal values to nurse/medical provider in timely manner. Assists in orienting patients to units; ensuring safety check-in, conducting effective contraband search, property inventory, assisting patients in completing de-escalation packet, orientation checklist, and review of patients rights as assigned. Assists patients in preparing for discharge (property inventory, packing, other discharge requirements). Effectively demonstrates skills in active listening, reflection, appropriate use of tone of voice, body language, word choice so as to convey appropriate degree of compassion, professionalism, caring and respect in delivering patient care; displays good boundaries in relationships with patients; relationships are of a professional quality and appropriate to clinical role. Maintains effective patient oversight; resident location log and status-based check sheets are completed accurately on a continuous basis with face-to-face visualization of patients. Adheres to guidelines for patients on special status (i.e. suicide, sexual abuse or AWOL precautions). Maintains safe and effective therapeutic milieu; implements point/level system and special programs consistently and within written guidelines; assists patients in following community rules/guidelines and in forming positive peer relationships; initiates, organizes and participates in activities to provide positive structure for patients; actively organizing and leading therapeutic/educational groups, primarily spending time directly with patients on the unit and ensuring adherence to activity/group schedule Complete relevant flow sheets and other medical record forms accurately and in a timely manner; point sheets are consistently completed with documented rationale for scores. Demonstrates working familiarity with treatment plan goals/objectives of assigned primary residents; charting reflects treatment plan goals/objectives and provides useful information for treatment plan revision and comprehensive integration of observations and relevant clinical data that is cumulative and details resident progress or lack thereof in reaching treatment objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree preferred; preferably in psychology, social work, or related field.  Will accept a minimum of four (4) years related work experience or a combination of education and experience.    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:  Ability to interact positively with patients on a daily basis whose behavior may be difficult, uncooperative or aggressive. Ability to perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations; Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; Ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures; Ability to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion; Ability to adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; Must have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal. Must possess a valid Drivers License in order to transport patients and/or staff, or drive hospital vehicles   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:  Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical. Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing. Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within three (3) months of hire date. Must be certified in CPR and Handle with Care Training upon completion of orientation and annually thereafter. Must complete all mandatory in-services annually. Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test annually or by a chest x-ray annually. Must be at least 21 years of age to work in an RTC.   GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital/RTC setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts.  The Mental Health Specialist is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, and loud noise levels. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read, write. Frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time. Regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees. Able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; body agility is emphasized. Able to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee(s) Able to extend hands and arms in any direction Able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects Able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions Must be able to concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player small hand tools and writing instruments.
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 14, 2020
The Intake / Utilization Review Specialist conducts phone, walk-in, and scheduled assessment for new and return patients and follows-up and responds to all inquiries and referrals.  The Intake Specialist provides emergency psychiatric consultation services to potential patients, other hospitals, referral sources, and community organizations.  They work closely with physicians, referral sources, and other hospital departments to disseminate information with NSBHS and its services.. Additionally, Intake / Utilization Review Specialist: Intake Responds to telephone and face-to-face inquiries from persons seeking mental health care of information about mental health related services. Identifies needs of callers and schedules clinical assessment when necessary. Facilitates appropriate callers’ access to optimal level of care within the system. Documents all calls and related information in intake system; ensures forms are neat and legible, gathering all possible information. Provides back-up coverage to units if necessary. Reviews intake paperwork for appropriate dispositions and referral sources. Communicates parent handbook and related policies clearly to patients and families and seeks feedback to assure a clear understanding. Assists with admission procedures, obtains patient and other required signatures on admission paperwork, obtains various releases, including patient activity participation, school records, and immunization records, physician billing, insurance, and UR companies. Verifies all documentation on after-hours admissions ensuring completion and accuracy. Consistently obtains re-certification of Medicaid eligibility prior to admission and requests insurance verification from business office for third party. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with patients, physicians, allied health professionals, and all referral sources. Performs other duties as assigned. Utilization Review Conducts concurrent and extended stay reviews on assigned patients in a reasonable time frame, ensuring the information is presented in a concise, articulate manner. Schedules upcoming reviews; notifies the attending physician of physician reviews and facilitates reviews if necessary. Establishes a good rapport with third party reviewers while maintaining an advocacy stance on behalf of the client; submits any written materials requested by third party payers in a timely manner. Is pro-active and independent in gathering information for reviews from the client record and takes the initiative to seek information from members of the treatment team if necessary. Notifies all concerned parties when cases are denied, giving recommendation regarding viability of appeal; effectively coordinates collection of all pertinent data to support organization and patient’s position; ensures appeals are prepared within the dictated time constraints. Maintains accurate and current records on day’s denied and current status of appeals; demonstrates effective written communication skills in formulating appeals. Maintains appropriate records of the utilization review data and activities; updates patient accounting database daily with accurate discharge and certification information; ensures files and records are organized and thorough and easily accessible. Participates in formulation of patient’s treatment and discharge plans with other members of the treatment team. Maintains on-going contact with insurance reviewers to maintain certification status by providing reviewing insurance with discharge information including outpatient appointments that the patient has post discharge. Supports departmental goals by attending and participating in department meetings and offering ideas and suggestions regarding goals and objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field; or current State of Alaska RN License.  Two years experience in mental health field and experience with the DSM and clinical assessments preferred.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:  Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal. Must have a working knowledge of computers.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:  Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical. Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing. Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training. Must be certified in CPR and Handle With Care within the first month of training and annually thereafter. Must complete all mandatory in-services annually. Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter. Must be at least 21 years of age.   GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts.  Employees occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens, and loud noise levels. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read, write. Frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time. Regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees. Able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; body agility is emphasized. Able to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee(s) Able to extend hands and arms in any direction Able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects Able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions Must be able to concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player small hand tools and writing instruments.
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 14, 2020
*SIGN-ON BONUS* This position is eligible to receive a sign-on bonus for a one-year or two-year commitment. Please apply and/or contact Human Resources for details. The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivering quality general and psychiatric nursing care to patients with emotional or psychiatric disorders; serves actively and constructively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, supporting the organization and program philosophy of care; ensuring the safety and well-being of each patient. The Registered Nurse: Assesses new patients within 24 hours of admission through a systematic process of interaction with the patient, their significant others or families, and the appropriate health care providers. Collects and analyzes data regarding the patient’s physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and anticipated discharge planning needs and responds to needs assessment calls when necessary. Develops a comprehensive outline of care and updates master treatment plans, special programs, and problem sheets. Assists in developing goals and interventions; gathering relevant data and communicating it to the treatment team. Establishes effective discharge plans, individualized and relevant to the needs of patients and significant others. Maintains effective communication with all units and departments. Maintains designated lines of authority and supervises direct patient care as required. Participates in implementing and managing the therapeutic system and other applicable facets of behaviorally-oriented treatment programs. Implements crisis prevention and intervention procedures as required. Follows correct protocols for crisis management and demonstrates skills in defusing potentially combative or aggressive behaviors; distinguishes correctly between psychotic behavior and self-control problems, manipulation, or rebellious behaviors. Demonstrates sound knowledge of psychotropic medications and other medications commonly used with psychiatric patients. Ensures that orders of seclusions & restraints are promptly and correctly followed. Ensures that rounds and interval checks are properly made and documented and that problems are reported in a timely manner. Assists in the selection and orientation of qualified personnel to provide optimum patient care. Participates in in-service programs and takes a leadership role in maintaining therapeutic milieu. Provides guidelines/direction to staff regarding care required; provides structure to the units by ensuring program schedules are implemented. Provides feedback for 90 day and annual performance evaluations for MHS staff. Assures that all psychiatric mental health standards are being met. Attends mandatory monthly nurse meetings. Float to other units as needed Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Must have an Associate's degree or higher in Nursing and a valid State of Alaska RN license.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Must have a working knowledge of basic RN care and standards related to the treatment of pediatric and adult psychiatric populations; ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; ability to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion; capability to adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal; have excellent assessment skills; and have a working knowledge of computers.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical; able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training; be certified in CPR and Handle with Care Training within the first month of employment and annually thereafter; complete all required mandatory in-services annually; be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray tri-annually thereafter.   GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts. Employees may occasionally be exposed to blood borne pathogens and loud noises. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in stressful environments; and the emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read and write. Additionally, the Registered Nurse must frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time; regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees; be able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; use body agility; bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knees to come to a rest on knees; be able to extend hands and arms in any direction; be able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; be able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side; concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions and hazards, as activities can occur inside and outside with various physical conditions. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
North Star Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital
Feb 14, 2020
The Medical Records Manager organizes and directs the delivery of all medical record services to the Hospital in keeping with departmental and Hospital policy, as well as regulatory agencies. Additionally, the Medical Records Manager: Plans, organizes, evaluates, assesses, develops and directs the day-to-day operations of the Medical Record Department within Hospital policy guidelines, and federal, state and regulatory agency guidelines. Maintains systems and procedures necessary for protecting the confidentiality of and successful retention of medical records. Supervises and participates in the assembly and analysis of patient records; ensures records are assembled and analyzed in a timely and accurate manner. Abstracts information from discharge records, translating diagnosis into ICD-10-CM codes utilizing the current software abstracting/analysis program. Maintains coding and billing workload at an acceptable level at all times. Maintains and demonstrates quality services and standards at all times within the department. Participates in Performance Improvement activities. Assists HR Department with hiring and selection processes through screening, interviewing and making recommendation for hire.  Anticipates staffing trends and needs and proactively offers staffing solutions. Oversees the productive and efficient staffing of medical records department based on a thorough understanding of the correlation between patient census and FTE standards. Provides feedback to staff on performance, reinforcing desired behaviors and teambuilding efforts and intervening promptly in deficiencies to reduce turnover rate and formal performance measures. Performs personnel management activities including direct staff supervision, orientation/training/development, performance management and employee relations functions; adheres to HR policies/procedures, and applicable employment laws, standards and regulations Completes performance evaluations for staff in a timely manner, including initial and 90-day competencies, and annual performance evaluations Perform other duties as assigned. Job Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelor's Degree in related field highly preferred. Certification as an RHIA or RHIT highly preferred; experience in a psychiatric setting preferred; supervisory experience in an acute care or psychiatric facility preferred.    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:  Knowledge of psychiatric terminology and treatment modalities Knowledge and experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information and release control technologies Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal. Must have a working knowledge of computers.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:  Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing. Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training. Must complete all mandatory in-services annually. Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter. Must be at least 21 years of age   GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts.  Employees occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens, and loud noise levels.  Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read, write. Frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time. Regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.  Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees. Able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; body agility is emphasized. Able to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee(s) Able to extend hands and arms in any direction Able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects Able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions Must be able to concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations   EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player small hand tools and writing instruments.