Brightpoint Health is a leading nonprofit provider of integrated health care and social support services to New Yorkers, especially those challenged by poverty, discrimination and lack of access to health care. With almost 800 employees and locations throughout the five boroughs, Brightpoint serves 40,000 people including 130,000 health care visits annually. We are known for providing the highest quality care and improved outcomes while treating each and every patient with the kindness and respect they deserve.
We are seeking a Registered Nurse for our Behavioral Health Clinic located at Westchester Square in heart of the Bronx! This is Temporary Position! Schedule is Monday-Friday 9am-5 OR Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm. There could be opportunities for future staff consideration.
Responsibilities consist but are not limited to the following duties.
? Develops, implements and evaluates the nursing care regimens for clients:
? Plans, coordinates and assesses client care
? Identifies client needs and provides direct nursing care based on the client�s care plan
? Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to develop, implement and evaluate client care
? Participates in the Primary Care Quality Improvement program
? Assists with Quality Improvement audits as assigned
? Identifies quality issues and opportunities for improving quality of care
? Documents client care with accurate and accessible records
? Distributes medication to clients and keeps accurate records for narcotics and controlled drugs in accordance with law and agency policies and procedures
? Orders adequate supplies and materials for rendering nursing care.
? Communicates with Pharmacy, Laboratories and other vendors as needed.
? Interprets philosophy and objectives of the Primary Care nursing component to clients, families, staff and the community.
? Maintains professional competence through participation in staff development and educational program.
? Manage the flow of clients throughout the clinic and assists providers in treatment / management of their clients
The above is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all the job functions.
Bachelor�s Degree or Associates Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program; New York State Licensed Registered Nurse. Fluency in written and spoken English; Demonstrated understanding of the needs of clients in treatment forHIV/AIDS and substance abuse along with Behavioral Health Disorders. Ability to see, hear and speak to clients; Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
This is Temporary Opportunity with a Full Time Schedule (see above). Salary commensurates with experience and knowledge. Candidates considered must able to provide proof education;references;license and must undergo extensive background/fingerprint clearances.