Positions At PRI

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RN PRI Adult Inpatient Unit – 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.

Trauma Care Coordinator – The Trauma Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating specific mental health care management services for Central Arkansas referrals. This position will assist referral partners with connecting families with mental health partners who provide evidenced based treatments for trauma. This position will support families through the process of establishing evidence-based mental health care, as appropriate. The Trauma Care Coordinator will also assist the Trauma Care Supervisor in providing community outreach and education to build awareness of services

Research Technician III – The Research Technician III will facilitate the human behavior and neuroscience research efforts of the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) by leading and contributing to critical functions related to our ongoing and future research plans. This position will serve as the lead recruitment coordinator for the BIRC with the specific goal of enabling the flow of research volunteers into the specialized assessment and imaging functions of the BIRC. The Research Technician III will also serve to aid in the day-to-day activities within the Brain Imaging Research Center as they relate to the recruitment, screening, enrolling and assessing of research participants to BIRC studies.

Licensed Certified Social Worker – The Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) at the Psychiatric Research Institute completes clinical and administrative processes and documentation in compliance with relevant policies and procedures. S/He participates in staff meetings, training, supervision, and continuing education activities as needed to maintain quality and coordination of care as well as professional licensure. Clinical services are provided in the office and the clinician must meet a clinical productivity/service access expectation as set by the supervisor and the department.

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