The Registered Nurse functions as a member of a mobile,
multi-disciplinary mental health treatment team serving individuals
with severe mental illness in their homes and communities in Jefferson
and Lewis Counties. The team provides a full range of clinical
treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, and community support services
designed to promote recovery by improving psychiatric symptoms,
preventing relapse, teaching skills, providing direct assistance and
securing community resources necessary for successful functioning in
work, school, home and social relationships.
This position involves responsibility for performing a variety of
professional nursing tasks for clients of the ACT Team. The work is
performed in collaboration with the ACT team under the supervision of
the ACT Team Leader; with clinical supervision provided by the Nurse
Practitioner. The RN will exercise independent judgment in carrying
out the daily work load. Develops and implements intervention
protocols for client care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Registered Nurse is responsible for:
- Assessing physical health needs
- Making appropriate referrals to community physicians
- Providing management and administration of medication in
conjunction with the Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- Providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services
Attends morning team meetings.
Provides professional psychiatric nursing services as a member of a
multi-disciplinary clinic treatment team.
Completes comprehensive health screenings on all ACT clients.
Records prescriptions in medication records and escribing.
Follows agency policies and procedures in all program areas.
Completes prior authorizations and maintains authorization process
binder with current information and formularies for each insurance
company serving ACT clients.
Completes required ACT curriculum and training, as well as
participates in any additional education required by the agency.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Management has the right to add or change the duties of this
position at any time.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Possession of a current license and registration as a Professional
Nurse in New York State and possession of a current New York State
certification as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of 6 months’