Provides nursing services to recipients primarily assigned to a specific clinic. May cover other clinics. Services include engagement, assessment, triage, treatment planning, medication administration, health and medication education, and supportive care. Has an assigned caseload and is available as needed to any recipient assigned to their clinic. Participates in utilization management and quality improvement activities as required.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Performs all duties required of nurses in this treatment system.
- Always covers other nurses in their clinic as needed. May cover other clinics.
- Accurately and thoroughly documents all activities in the clinical record according to policy using approved forms.
- Participates in on-call as directed.
- Practices according to evidence-based practices and DBHS Performance Improvement Protocols and Technical Assistance Documents as posted on DBHS web site.
- Practices according to the recovery model and Arnold v. Sarn principles; knows and practices engagement skills including motivational interviewing; and assists recipients to define and achieve their own recovery goals.
- Identifies potential barriers to quality care and opportunities for improvement and reports them to Lead Nurse.
- Participates in UM and QI activities as required.
- Follows all policies and procedures.
- Perform specialized duties as required by special clinical situations or treatment populations consistent with license and scope of practice.
- Adheres to minimum productivity and documentation requirements.
- Works in collaboration with medical staff and all team members to assure that recipient needs are evaluated and addressed.
Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements
Knowledge and Ability Requirements
- Registered Nursing degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience meeting OBHL standards of BHT equivalent.
- Current RN license issued by the Arizona Board of Nursing.
- Maintain current CPR, First Aid, and CPI Certifications.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Minimum of one year prior psychiatric/behavioral health experience with SMI adults or children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbances or developmentally disabled.
Thorough and working knowledge of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders is imperative. Knowledge of DSM-IV–TR codes and descriptions, psychotropic medications and crisis intervention. Requires effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to follow direction, use of sound judgment and excellent time management skills are essential. Must maintain good recipient relationships, and be able to identify priorities and stay organized. Preferred typing skills of 25-30 wpm. Knowledge of community based behavioral health services preferred.
Tools and Equipment Requirements
Ability to use current electronic records management system. The ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is required. Frequently uses Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is required.
Driving and Other Requirements
Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license, have a registered and reliable vehicle that meets Arizona state law standards, and meets the insurance standards of Southwest Network. Position requires travel between Southwest Network sites as well as the community.
Southwest Network, Inc. - 14 months ago