Positions At PRI

Experienced RNs are eligible to receive a $25,000 taxable sign-on bonus once they complete three years of employment at the Psychiatric Research Institute. To be eligible, applicants must maintain full-time employment at UAMS, must be employed in a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week critical area (such as PRI’s inpatient units) and must maintain satisfactory annual performance evaluations with no progressive discipline. Applicants can apply for the bonus up to 90 days after being hired. PRI nurses who refer a nurse to any of UAMS’ critical 24-7 areas and who meets the necessary requirements are eligible for an $18,000 (for full-time) or $9,000 (for part-time) bonus. For more information about these bonuses, contact Angela McFadden at ADMcfadden@uams.edu.

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Licensed Master Social Worker – The Mental Health Professional at UAMS STRIVE provides direct clinical services, including but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention to patients. Services are provided primarily in the office, community or home setting based on patient need and pay source permissions.  The MHP must meet a clinical productivity/service access expectation as set by the supervisor and the department.  S/He completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with relevant policies and procedures; and participates in staff meetings, training, supervision, and continuing education activities as needed to maintain quality and coordination of care as well as professional licensure and/or certification.

Mental Health Professional- AR Connect – The Mental Health Professional (MHP) at the Psychiatric Research Institute provides direct clinical services, including but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, and crisis intervention to patients [Clinical services are provided in the office].  S/He must meet a clinical productivity/service access expectation as set by the supervisor and the department and completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

Research Technician – This position is housed in the Research Division of the Department of Psychiatry and will work closely with the faculty and administration in all of the research programs. Duties include but are not limited to: implement research protocol, recruit participants, conduct research studies, maintain research databases, and maintain human subject approvals under the general direction of the PI., and provide other support as needed.

RN- Crisis Stabilization Unit, Days – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit. The Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit is a collaboration between Pulaski County and the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute and is for patients that may have a mental health crisis, but do not meet criteria for an inpatient psych admission. This unit has 16 beds, provides 24 / 7 care, and has a typical length of stay of 1-4 days.   As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.

Social Work Supervisor – The Social Work Supervisor works with AR Connect leadership to coordinate and implement the clinic’s daily functions in the areas of staff supervision, program policies and procedures, assessment and referrals, and training. The Social Work Supervisor supervises the following staff: Mental Health Professionals and/or Mental Health Paraprofessionals. The Supervisor acts as the lead in clinical and/or administrative supervision with these staff with assistance from AR Connect leadership. In addition, the Supervisor works to provide productivity information to AR Connect leadership to assist in preparing for the program budget.

APRN Coordinator – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Coordinator will train/mentor part time APRNs assigned by Medical Director and ICE Nursing Director.  The Advanced Practice Nurse Coordinator will assist the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager with the overall management of PRI outpatient programs area including physician, assist clinic, assessing / admitting patients, answer pages. APRN Coordinator will be responsible for managing care of patients. Nurse must have a high level of expertise to perform assessments/diagnosis/treatment of actual/potential problems of patients.

RN- Crisis Stabilization Unit, Nights – The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in our Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit. The Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit is a collaboration between Pulaski County and the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute and is for patients that may have a mental health crisis, but do not meet criteria for an inpatient psych admission.   This unit has 16 beds, provides 24 / 7 care, and has a typical length of stay of 1-4 days.   As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The RN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.

RN- PRI Adult Unit, Days – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Acute Medical Psych (6S & 6N).  The AMP is a 20 bed unit which cares for adult patients ranging in age from 18 to 50 years, who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Those patients might have exacerbations of previously diagnosed problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder and schizophrenia, among others. We also assess first onset psychiatric disorders and admit patients who are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, hallucinations and delusions. Many of these patients are also treated for substance abuse, which can complicate, or at times, mimic a mental illness. Those patients might also have a physical diagnosis that warrants continued hospitalization. This is a very unique feature for a psychiatric facility, and fills a great need for the patients at UAMS and across the state of Arkansas. As a result, patients do not have to wait until they are completely healed of a medical problem before they can begin to receive intensive, and comprehensive mental health treatment. The patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team that addresses all aspects of a patient’s life, formulating a treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Mental Health Professional- EAP Consultant – The Mental Health Professional – (EAP) Consultant provides employee assistance consultation to supervisors, employees and family members of contracted companies on both personal and work related issues. They assess problem areas, refer as needed to most appropriate community resource, case management services, supervisor/management consultation, and crisis intervention. They act as liaison for assigned company contracts providing program promotion and trainings as requested.

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