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Behavioral Health Specialist/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Behavioral Health Specialist/UKHC
Requisition Number RE25294
Working Title Behavioral Health Specialist
Department Name H6140:Psychiatric Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 11
Salary Range $25.71-42.94/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
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.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

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

Deadline to Apply 11/29/2020
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.


Posted: 2020-11-12 Expires: 2020-12-12

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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