Positions At PRI

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Licensed Psychological Examiner – Child Testing (Extra Help) – The Licensed Psychological Examiner works as part of an interdisciplinary team to primarily provide diagnostic testing services to children admitted to the Psychiatric Research Institute-Child Diagnostic Unit (PRI-CDU) and their families.

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.

RN – Inpatient PRN PRI Child Diagnostic Unit – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Child Diagnostic Center (5S).  The CDC is a 10 bed unit that treats children ages 2 to 12 and represents a new approach to treatment for children with mental illness. The unit takes a multidisciplinary approach, relying on specialists in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and education as well as speech, language and occupational therapy. The staff uses a unique approach involving Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) while working with the children to identify their individual needs based on how they interact with others. Once the patient is discharged, the institute staff will continue to follow the child to integrate the treatment plan with community-based caregivers.

RN PRI Child Diagnostic Unit – The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the Child Diagnostic Center (5S).  The CDC is a 10 bed unit that treats children ages 2 to 12 and represents a new approach to treatment for children with mental illness. The unit takes a multidisciplinary approach, relying on specialists in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and education as well as speech, language and occupational therapy. The staff uses a unique approach involving Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) while working with the children to identify their individual needs based on how they interact with others. Once the patient is discharged, the institute staff will continue to follow the child to integrate the treatment plan with community-based caregivers.

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