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The Nord Center - Lorain, OH

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The Nord Center has been at the forefront of behavioral healthcare since 1947 and offers a variety of services ranging from child and adolescent programs to addiction services.
Careers at The Nord Center provide not only opportunities for personal satisfaction, but also opportunities to touch the lives of thousands of Lorain County residents each year. Employees at The Nord Center work with motivated and supportive teams of co-workers, dedicated to making a positive impact on those we serve.
The Nord Center is located in Lorain, right off Route 2 at the South Broadway exit. Only a ten minute commute from Avon, Amherst, and Sheffield, The Nord Center is also easily accessible from Cleveland's Western Suburbs. This convenient location allows for a relaxed and easy commute.
The Nord Center values their employees and offers an array of benefits and amenities including an on-campus workout room, an outdoor walking trail, continuing education programs, 403(b) retirement savings plan, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage.
The Nord Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome those with diverse backgrounds and experience, and encourage bilingual (Spanish/English) individuals to apply.

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:
The purpose of this position is to diagnose and treat mental illness in collaboration as necessary with a designated psychiatrist.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Meets with consumers to prescribe psychotropic medications.
Facilitates communication with Primary Care Providers outside of the agency when laboratory abnormalities are discovered.
Assists other nurses with implementing medical treatment and tracking procedures.
Meets regularly with collaborating psychiatrist to effectively communicate about open cases.
Collaborates actively with patient's other therapists or case managers to ensure best care and common treatment goals.
Completes all documentation as required by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Nord Center.
Achieves required productivity expectation.
Reacts to change and stress productively.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
Gets along with others and works as a team.
Exhibits the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum requirements listed in this Position Description
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A Master's degree in Nursing and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse with prescriptive authority. One year of experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic mental illness is required. The employee must possess exceptional oral and written communications skills. Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office. The employee must be able to conduct business in a professional manner. She or he must understand and advocate for consumer rights, confidentiality, health and safety issues. Must exhibit cultural sensitivity. Must be able to move safely in a variety of work situations. Hearing and speech capabilities must be adequate for spoken conversation. Bilingual abilities (especially, Spanish and English) are not required, but a great advantage for this position. Favorable references and/or evaluations.

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