Behavioral Health Specialist/UKHC

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Job Title:

Behavioral Health Specialist/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Behavioral Health Specialist

Department Name:

H6140:Psychiatric Services

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Licensed Nurse and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Certification within 6 months of hire

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements of this position include: occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 10lbs; occasionally standing or walking with objects up to 15lbs; regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time while performing repetitive motions (such as typing); standing for extended periods of time; and interacting with staff, faculty, students, patients, and the public.


Variable shift, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm or 9:00 am – 9:30 pm.

Job Summary:

The University of Kentucky Healthcare (UKHC) Enterprise is seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist. The Behavioral Health Specialist will support the care of patients who have psychiatric, behavioral, and/ or substance use issues. This position will act as an expert resource and work collaboratively with the psychiatric and addiction consult services. This position will support patient care through direct nursing consultation, coaching/mentoring, learning needs assessment, formal and informal education, and providing guidance to the nurses and team.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate will be an experienced RN, hold a BSN, and will have strong interpersonal skills.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Experience in behavioral health or psychiatric nursing, certification in psychiatric nursing preferably in an inpatient hospital setting.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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