ACTT Registered Nurse – Mount Airy, NC
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Mount Airy, NC

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This is a Full-Time position.

Location Mount Airy, NC

Qualifications Must hold an active, unrestricted license as a registered nurse through the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

At least 1 year of experience in working with adults with serious mental illness and a working knowledge of psychiatric medications.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.

Responsibilities Manages the medication system in conjunction with the psychiatrist, administers and documents medication treatment. Screens and monitors the individual for medical problems and side effects.

Engages in health promotion, prevention and education activities. With individual’s agreement, develops strategies to maximize taking medications as prescribed. (e.g., reviewing home environment to find cues to remind beneficiary to take medications; work with individual and psychiatric care provider to scale back the number of times medications are taking each day).

Communicating and coordinating services with other medical providers. Educating the team in monitoring psychiatric symptoms and medication side-effects.

Functions as a practicing clinician on ACT Team.

Provides structured face-to-face scheduled therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: managing the recipient's level of functioning and enhancing his/her ability to remain in the community.

Makes every effort to meet critical standards contained in the most current edition of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams as established by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services.

Maintains documentation as required, including medication administration record (MAR). Assists in preparing documentation for utilization review. Assists in training new employees. Completes required training within prescribed timeframes. Successfully participates in the DMH approved ACTT training. Must have general knowledge regarding principles of Assertive Community Treatment and the laws, regulations, and policies that govern Assertive Community Treatment.

Must possess and obtain a thorough knowledge of adult psychopathology, psychiatric nursing practices, medications, and community resources.

Other duties as assigned.

Contact Information Name: Meghan Tanney

Fax: (336)-789-9587

Email: meghan.tanney@eastersealsucp.com

Posted: 5/9/14

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