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 ensures all needed follow-up is completed.
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:
Ensure medication order sheets are signed by the staff MD.
Record injection medication on the mediation administration record.
Inform team members of any needs consumers have for medication or laboratory work.
Provide locked security for medications and set aside a private designated area for set up of medications.
Administer medications and provide injections to consumers as directed by doctor
Check consumer medication trays and fill them as needed
3-5 years working with persons with severe mental illness and substance use/abuse issues
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 ACT Program provides community based services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Their mental illness may also be accompanied by a substance abuse disorder and/or a developmental disability. ACT is an evidenced based, recovery oriented service delivery model that provides a holistic, multidisciplinary approach of consumer care. ACT support services are not time bound. The primary goals of the program are to lessen or eliminate the debilitating symptoms of mental illness each consumer experiences, minimize or prevent recurrent acute episodes of the illness and to enhance quality of life and functioning.
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.