Title: ACT Registered Nurse (
Location: ACT Strive Team 33
Church Street, 3rd floor Fredonia, N.Y.14063.
The ACT Strive R.N
provides initial and ongoing assessments of clients, including client history,
evaluation of problems, and formulation of diagnosis. Responsible for a variety of medical and
psychiatric functions including: coordination of community-based health care,
psychiatric assessment, counseling interventions, crisis intervention,
psychotropic medication administration and monitoring. Develops treatment plans and offers
individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to assist consumers
in achieving goals.
program consultation and education to community members.
consumer progress per established guidelines.
staff in medical treatment interventions.
in daily Morning Meetings.
in 24-hour, on call rotation.
conducts lethality and mental status assessments.
nursing-related services in the community and the consumer's own milieu.
blood screenings when determined necessary, and monitors for therapeutic
to the annual health screen and makes recommendations to the specific team
member(s) to ensure follow-up.
the medication room.
and dispenses meds daily.
injectable medications to consumers outside of the clinic environment.
all pharmacy, psychiatrist and consumer medication needs.
to take on many non-nursing clinical tasks (i.e., case management,
good listening skills with the ability to accept a consumer where he or
she is at without imposing values.
to work in any type of environment.
good communication with inpatient facilities to insure appropriate
discharge planning for consumers' medical needs.
strong medical nursing skills as well as psychiatric nursing skills.
a good working knowledge of both medical and psychiatric pharmacology.
to recognize and manage client crises.
The ACT R.N. has a bachelor's degree in
Nursing and relevant credentials (i.e., R.N.) and a minimum of two years'
experience as a professional nurse with at least one year's experience working
within a mental health setting which includes providing direct services to
severely and persistently mentally-ill individuals, and possesses a valid NYS