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ACT Psychiatric Nurse

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation and support services for individuals in Assertive Community Treatment services. Has a commitment to service and personal excellence. Is team oriented and values diversity. QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed Registered Nurse with experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1) Collaborate with the client and treatment team in developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans; providing individual supportive therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients' needs change, educating and supporting clients' families, and advocating for clients' rights and preferences. 2) Under direction of the team psychiatrist organize and manage the system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration tightly into clients' individual treatment plans. Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services. 3) Provide education, training, and coaching on medications, mental illnesses, and co-occurring health illnesses to clients and ACT 4) Participate in and conduct parts of the client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status and diagnosis, physical and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships. 5) Attend daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings, and weekly supervision. 6) Complete all required documentation, according to agency policy, which includes but is not limited to: Comprehensive Assessments, Progress Notes, Individualized Treatment Plans, Personal Safety Plans, and Authorizations of Disclosure. 7) Provide on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime, evening and weekend hours. 8) Accompany clients, when necessary, to medical appointments to assist with communication and understanding of client's illness, medication, and/or procedures. 9) Work to help complete prior authorizations and coordinate medical appointments. 10) Consult with ACT team regarding client health and medication issues. 11) Other duties as assigned Although driving is not an essential function of the position, a valid license and agency established minimum automobile coverage are required in the event the employee drives during the course of employment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: "While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms and hands; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities of the position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. " City: Jefferson City Country: USA State: Missouri Postal/Zip Code: 65109

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Jefferson City , ACT Psychiatric Nurse, Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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