Goddard Riverside Community Center

Job Title

REGISTERED NURSE - (ACT) Team

Job Description

INTRO/PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Goddard Riverside’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team provides psychiatric treatment and intensive case management for 68 adults with severe mental illnesses. Services include crisis intervention, medication monitoring, social supports, assistance with everyday living needs, access to medical care, psycho-educational supports, and employment assistance.  

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivering direct and comprehensive nursing care for the ACT team clients which includes overseeing and monitoring their medication management.

 

ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

1) Medication management

·        Communicate with team psychiatrist about client prescriptions

·        Monitor, dispense and document client medications

·        Act as liaison between psychiatrist and pharmacy

·        Maintain storage and documentation of onsite client prescriptions and medications

 

2) Nursing services

·        Assess psychiatric and medical status of clients

·        Provide clinical supervision for part time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

·        Perform medical assessments

 

3) Provide case management services

·        Carry a small caseload

·        Perform client assessments and formulate treatment goals

·        Facilitate client participation in entitlement programs, psychiatric services, medication management, rehabilitation and other activities

·        Refer clients to community health, substance abuse, psychiatric and other services

·        Accompany clients to appointments as needed

·        Communicate regularly with clients’ families about their needs and progress

·        Serve as liaison to other service providers

·        Maintain up-to-date client case records according to program guidelines

·        Visit clients in residential facilities, on the street and in other locations

·        Rotate on-call service after outside work hours

 

4) Participate as an ACT team member

·        Attend staff meetings, case conferences, and training programs to upgrade skills and knowledge

·        Attend supervision meetings to review client progress and case management strategies

·        Work collaboratively with ACT team staff in a team case management model

 

5) Other duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

·        Active NY State License as a Registered Professional Nurse

·        2- 3 years of nursing experience preferred

·        Experience working with the seriously and persistently mentally ill population

·        Driver’s License preferred

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

·        Ability to speak Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language or other languages is a plus

 

COMPUTER SKILLS: TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY, AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE:

·        Able to work in the Microsoft Office Suite, should especially be proficient in Word and Outlook

·        Able to use or learn to use AWARDS database

·        Able to use or learn other electronic databases, programs, and funder-related software as needed

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

·        Walking; Climbing stairs occasionally

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

·        Field & Office work

 

CONTACT:

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Salary Information

Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: 9am to 5pm, with some flexibility

To Apply

CONTACT:
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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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