Central City Concern is a non-profit social service and housing agency whose mission is to provide pathways to self-sufficiency through active intervention in homelessness. CCC provides many services, such as chemical dependency treatment, employment services, housing, medical services, and other related services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace. A drug and alcohol-free workplace is essential in supporting individuals in recovery, and in providing a safe, healthy, and productive environment for employees. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.
TITLE: Psychiatric Nurse – ON CALL
DEPARTMENT: Old Town Recovery Center
REPORTS TO: Nursing Manager
SHIFT: On Call – Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm
On Call employees must work at least once in every 6 month period to remain active on payroll.
SUMMARY: The Psychiatric Nurse works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing intensive case management and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide direct care and delegate care of patients as indicated by patient needs.
2. Triage and assess patients in clinic and community settings.
3. Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences with team members in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients.
4. Formulate individualized nursing care plans and participate in patient care meetings.
5. Administer medications and treatments as directed by the standing orders.
6. Consult with other health team members to lend guidance as necessary.
7. Collaborate with Residential facilities, Adult Foster homes or other housing providers to provide necessary treatment services and coordinate residential and non-residential treatment and service planning.
8. Attend required meetings and trainings.
9. Monitor patient condition, note changes in status, utilize judgment and take appropriate action.
10. Participate in compliance, quality assurance and quality improvement activities as directed.
DESCRIPTION OF OTHER DUTIES:
1. Conduct educational and therapeutic groups for clients, using approved curriculum.
2. Provide quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner.
3. Make referrals to hospitals and other agencies.
4. Participate in compliance, quality assurance and quality improvement activities as directed.
5. Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
2. Exhibit good nursing judgment in the management care of the emotionally ill.
3. Application of knowledge in nutrition, sanitation, and personal hygiene.
4. Ability to follow oral and written directions and to apply techniques for specific needs.
5. Knowledge of community resources.
6. Ability to do venipuncture.
7. Knowledge of de-escalation methods or ability to be trained in de-escalation methods.
8. Physical ability to move and restrain clients in an emergency situation.
9. Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks.
10. Ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of people including the clients, the manager and co-workers.
11. Ability to work in an environment where people may be hostile or abusive.
12. Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
13. Excellent communication skills including diplomacy, tact, effective “bedside manner” with patients.
14. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented environment.
15. Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
16. Ability to keep accurate and appropriate records/documentation.
17. Ability to display non-judgmental attitude.
1. Completion of an accredited two, three or four year course of training for nurses.
2. Current Oregon RN license.
3. Two years experience in psychiatric nursing.
4. Current CPR certification or must obtain within one month if not current.
5. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
6. Must have the physical ability to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, squat, pull and lift heavy clients or objects.
7. Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
8. Must be able to document nursing interventions and responses to care. Do so in an accurate, legible, and intelligible manner.
9. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test and background check.
10. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
11. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
Qualified applicants must submit a Central City Concern employment application to be considered for this position which can be obtained at www.centralcityconcern.org. Applicants may include a cover letter and resume. Apply by mail or fax (503-445-8089), or in person at Central City Concern, 232 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97209. Application email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Current CCC employees must submit an Internal Employment Application, available at the main office. More information at www.centralcityconcern.org.
Date Open: 7-2-2012 Date Closed: Until Filled
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