Our Nurses Coordinates interventions and facilitates treatment plans for consumers admitted to the crisis facility. RN's will use their nursing skills to collaborate with prescribers in all phases of medication management and follow-up, medication groups, medication problems and side effects. Identify potential physical problems impacting the mental health of consumers.
Working hours: This position is scheduled to work Friday/Saturday/Sunday 7PM to 7AM. 36 hours/week.
- Appropriate medication dispersal.
- Provide on-site medical screening as needed.
- Help monitor milieu.
- Assist in medication groups, as required.
- Able to set up monitored medications through the use of medication boxes.
- Perform injections.
- Review and order labs, notify prescriber of any abnormal labs requiring immediate attention.
- Monitors vital signs and documents nursing functions.
- Assist prescribers in tracking and meeting timeframes for annual labs and AIMs
- Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
- Coordinate medication processing and applications with PAP office.
- Provide consumers with medication education.
- Monitor consumers for side effects of meds, including AIMS testing or any medical condition that may affect their mental illness.
- Provide group treatment as determined by the Network Director.
- Engage consumer and family in the treatment process and goal-setting. Identify risk factors including lethality. Work constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcome, and coordinate care with internal and external providers.
- Monitor and review consumers’ charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up.
- Coordination of care with consumers’ prescribers, including documentation of medical medications & dosing, physical diagnoses, monitoring of potential medication interactions with psychiatric medications, and referrals as indicated.
- Submit prior authorizations to consumers’ insurance in a timely fashion; address medication changes with prescribers as needed.
- Attend mandatory in-services, compliance with individualized training plan if required.
- Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Report high risk/problem cases, and utilize a problem solving approach as well as feedback. Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor.
- Provide group treatment as determined by Network Director.
- Engage adult consumers and their families in the treatment process and goal-setting, primarily for medications only clients. Identify risk factors including lethality. Work constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcomes, and coordinate care with internal and external providers.
- Applicant should exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
- Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.
- Effectively respond to client/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.
- Cooperate with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteer to work on Center committees and/or task forces.
- Provide back-up for clinical emergencies as needed with various other Center offices.
- LPN, AARN, BSRN, MSRN with addition of two or more years of experience and/or training in a psychiatric setting.
- Candidate must have a good understanding of psychotropic medications and their side effects.
- Candidate must have developed awareness of various medical conditions, medication interactions or side effects that may affect the health or psychological functioning of a client.
- Applicant must have basic computer skills such as e-mail and prescription writing.