The function of the Registered Nurse (RN) is to participate as a full team member and ensure medical needs, physical health issues, and medication issues are integrated into treatment. The RN attends psychiatry appointments and ensure all needed follow-up is completed.
The ACT team Nurse is a mobile nursing position expected to deliver services to individuals throughout the service territory as scheduled. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule.
Administer medication and injections per psychiatric provider's order.
Ensure medication order sheets are signed by the staff medical provider.
Record injection medication on the mediation administration record.
Inform team members of any needs consumers have for medication or laboratory work.
Provide face-to-face services in the consumer's home, in public places, wherever necessary.
Provide on-call coverage as part of staff rotation.
Provide medical education to consumers.
Engage in collateral consultation and service coordination planning meetings.
Submit accurate and on-time chart documentation and reports.
Document telephone and face-to-face contacts with consumers.
Document all collateral contacts and community-based activities.
Maintain up-to-date consumer charts, statistical forms; and other information and documentation as required.
At least 1 year of prior experience working with persons with severe mental illness and substance use/abuse issues
Associates Degree in Nursing required
Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse
Valid Iowa Driver License
The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals
Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a mobile service designed to provide intensive supports in the home and community to indivdiuals living with mental illness. ACT is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions in the participants chosen community. The ACT team consists of the following members: master’s level mental health clinicians, registered nurse, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist, psychiatrist/ARNP, peer support specialist, and a program assistant. Team members work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; restore personal, community living and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities; and help maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community. RHD Iowa ACT in Waterloo serves participants in a 30-mile service territory.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.