SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
R.N. provides initial and ongoing assessments of clients, including client
history, evaluation of problems, and formulation of diagnosis. The R.N. is responsible for a variety of
medical and psychiatric functions including:
medical assessments and education, coordination of community-based
health care, psychiatric assessment, counseling interventions, crisis
intervention, psychotropic medication administration and monitoring. The ACT R.N. develops initial and ongoing
treatment plans and offers individual, family and group counseling and
psychotherapy to assist consumers in achieving the goals of treatment. The R.N. is currently licensed in the State
of New York as a Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.), who is a graduate of a
professional nursing institution and has a minimum of one year's experience
in a mental health setting.
- Responsible for the
management consumer charts.
- Consults with the Program
Director and prescriber regarding response to the treatment
- Provides program consultation
and education to community members.
- Documents consumer progress
as per established guidelines.
- Trains staff in medical
- Provides community education
to potential referral sources.
- Routinely conducts lethality
and mental status assessments.
- Provides nursing-related
services in the community and the consumer's natural environment
- Oversees blood screenings and
monitors for therapeutic ranges.
- Develops initial and ongoing
- Maintains the medication.
- Prepares and dispenses
- Provides injectible
medications to consumers outside of the clinic environment.
- Coordinates all pharmacy,
psychiatrist and consumer medication needs.
- Medical case management
- Participates in 24-hour,
- Schedule and assigned
duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the
clients we serve.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Flexible service provision.
- Willing to take on many
non-nursing clinical tasks (i.e., case management, counseling, etc.)
- Able to conduct Substance use and
lethality assessments, health screenings, and mental status exams.
- Maintains good daily communication
with teammates and the prescriber.
- Has good organizational skills.
- Demonstrates good listening skills
with the ability to accept a consumer where he or she is at without imposing
- Maintains good communication with
inpatient facilities to insure appropriate discharge planning for consumers'
- Possesses strong medical nursing
skills as well as psychiatric nursing skills.
- Able to provide psychiatric and
medical education to client, clinic staff, and family members.
- Able to make sound decisions
- Able to use resources
independently and appropriately.
- Self-reliant and self-initiating.
- Able to recognize and manage
- Able to provide accurate, usable
medical information to consumers at a level of their understanding.
- Integrates medical and psychiatric
impact on client wellness.
- Is able to be creative in service
delivery and planning.
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.
valid NYS drivers' license.
in good working order.
have NYS Defensive driving course; or obtain within 15 days of
maintain Active NYS Defensive Driving class every 3 years, upon expiration.
driving one's own vehicle, must maintain valid inspection and automobile
provide proof of insurance upon hire and when requested.