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.
Implement, maintain, and coordinate the medical treatment for ACT consumers.
Perform medical functions regarding basic health, medical assessment and education.
Complete initial and annual Health Assessments.
Obtain physician's orders for prescription(s) for consumers and get them filled:
Administer medications and provide injections to consumers as directed by doctor
Check consumer medication trays and fill them as needed
Provide services at times and locations convenient to consumers.
Provide on-call, after-hour support to consumers as scheduled.
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 program clients and their families.
3-5 years working with persons with severe mental illness and substance use/abuse issues
Associates Degree in Nursing required, Bachelors Degree preferred
Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse
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 RHD Cedar Rapids ACT program serves a 60-mile radius from the Cedar Rapids office. The staff hired for this position is a mobile clinician and 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.
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.