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Clinical Triage Nurse - Mental Health Intake - Work From Home

Salt Lake City, Utah
Job Type
Full Time
18 Nov 2021

Position Overview:

The Triage nurse with mental health focus is a Registered Nurse who provides competent and thorough intake services by conducting initial screening of psychiatric and medical needs of all incoming requests for psychiatric and chemical dependency.Practices nursing by utilizing the nursing process through telephone patient consultations and education, giving health information and advice to patients. Provides competent and thorough mental status assessment when an involuntary holds evaluation is required. Triages to the most appropriate level of care,according to severity of illness and determines patient placement at the appropriate level. Provides illness advice and self-care intervention, identifying resources, consulting and referring.



Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing required. Registered Nurse (RN) - State Licensure required.

Licensure & Certifications

• Current California RN license to be obtained prior to start date. - During Covid19 emergency provision, candidates may start by obtaining Temporary recognition as an out-of-state Registered Nurse through the California EMSA which the employer will initiate after hire.

• Current RN license in the state in which applicant resides

• Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required.

Experience :

Seasoned experience providing mental health services in an inpatient setting of an acute psychiatric facility.

Experienced in mental health triage in a crisis mental health setting.

Knowledgeable in child, adolescent, chemical dependency, adult and geriatric psychopathology, treatment and comprehensive mental status assessment.

Skills and Knowledge:
Ability to type 35-40 words per minute and feel comfortable with clinical setting computer operations.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) - Ability to converse in Spanish required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated high level of skill in creative problem solving, setting of priorities, in an unpredictable environment.
Ability to effectively collaborate with other healthcare team members.

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  • Job Reference: 425406619-2
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2021
  • Employer: Sutter Health System Office
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mental Health, Nursing, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time