Le'Chris, Inc., CABHA Certified, CARF Accredited MH/DD/SAS Agency is looking for:
Psychiatric RN to serve as Assertive Community Treatment Team Nurse.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of NC and 4 years’ experience working with adults with mental illness
Required Minimum Training: Comply with all training requirements and timeframes for those trainings as indicated in the current service definition (also known as Clinical Coverage Policy 8A) for Assertive Community Treatment. Follow the training plan developed with your supervisor.
- Positive, dynamic, team-oriented, empathetic listener
- Flexibility in scheduled work hours (arrive early/stay late) and task assignments as determined by client needs
- North Carolina drivers license
- Reliable transportation and personal car insurance
- Excellent organizational skills
- Serves as one of 6-8 members of the ACTT, providing team-based, community-based services to clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses
- Works in conjunction with ACTT psychiatrist to provide the clinical/medical leadership of the team and to provide medical services to severe and persistent mentally ill clients—assessment, treatment planning, medical and psychiatric healthcare and psychosocial approaches.
- Administers medications and treatments as directed by the standing orders of the physician.
- Monitors and assures that he health and safety needs of clients are met.
- Monitors patient condition, note changes in status, utilizes judgment and takes appropriate actions
- Assists staff physician as requested/required
- Serves as a primary contact with the client’s general care physicians; assists them in finding a medical home if not already established.
- Will use motivational interviewing and Wellness Management and Recovery Best Practice Standards in assisting the client to meet the goals they have set for themselves.
- Provides supportive counseling and guidance in a person-centered approach to clients on the Team
- Provides guidance in all areas of client functioning to prevent, overcome or stabilize problematic areas and to assist the client in preventing hospitalization and achieving stability within the community. These include:
o communication skills
o personal care and domestic living skills
o physical and mental health care needs
o housing, legal, educational and vocational areas
o psychosocial skills
o adaptive, problem solving and coping skills
- Provides on-call crisis intervention 24/7/365 as directed by team leader
- Participates in the ongoing assessment and therapeutic engagement of ACT team clients
- Accompanies clients to appointments which connect them to community resources and services
- Locates and/or establishes self-help and support groups for team clients, families, and/or significant others
- Acts as an advocate for client to secure needed services
- Attends all ACT team meetings in order to facilitate an integrated, multidisciplinary team
- Attends Daily Team Meeting- to organize work for each day and to review recent contact with each client; Meets individually with team leader for individualized supervision.
- Meets agency scheduled productivity requirements.
- Completes all required documentation in a timely manner; maintains compliance with confidentiality and HIPAA standards; maintains client rights in all areas.