LVACT Registered Nurse provides the medical and psychiatric assessment and direct care as appropriate to state laws and as prescribed by a licensed physician. These services are designed for individuals diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness and having met the criteria for participation in the Lehigh Valley Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. These responsibilities include: initial nursing assessment of the medical and psychiatric status of individuals, collaboration with the physician, instruction regarding disease process, medication, symptom management and activities and interventions to enhance well being. In addition, the Registered Nurse will assume an active role in the team process designed to maximize collaborative efforts. This is an hourly position with competitive on call stipends.
Advantages of Working with RHD
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus
Full Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Generous PTO Plan
Scholarship and Tuition Programs
Student Loan Forgiveness Program
**$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS**
Essential Functions of the Position:
Support and promote the mission statement and values of Resources for Human Development and the Lehigh Valley Assertive Community Treatment Team.
Obtain the consumer medical history and assess for level of care.
In collaboration with the consumer and physician, formulate a service plan designed to promote good health practices and participation in the recovery process.
Conduct the review of the service plan with particular focus on psychiatric and physical health stabilization/management.
Assist in obtaining and/or interpreting medical information to improve the team member’s knowledge base regarding consumers’ status, needs and strengths.
Communicate with physicians to clarify/mediate.
Perform the nursing process (assessment, identification of problems, planning, implementation and evaluation).
Assess signs and symptoms and report pertinent information to the consumer’s FMD or psychiatrist.
Coordinate Clozaril reporting to adhere to regulations and requirements.
Perform skilled nursing activities as prescribed by the consumer’s physician and within the purview of the law. Interprets and carries out physician orders accurately and promptly
Initiate referrals to other disciplines and other agencies.
Consult with team leaders and Clinical Coordinator regarding high risk, problem prone consumers.
Participate in specialty trainings for team members and consumers.
One year of previous working experience in the nursing field
One year of previous work experience in the nursing field and additional experience working within the mental health field preffered.
A graduate of a school of professional Nursing - Associate's degree accepted, BSN preferred.
A current license to practice in Pennsylvania is required.
Certification in Psychiatric Nursing specialty from American Nurses Association preferred
The Lehigh Valley Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) Registered Nurse must be understanding of and interested in working with persons with severe and persistent mental illness in the community and home environment. The team registered nurse must be knowledgeable, flexible, and able to respond appropriately and effectively in a crisis situation. The position requires the individual to be assertive and able to communicate well with staff, consumers being served and the various persons and organizations with which the team has contact in the community. The team nurse must be organized, goal oriented and able to follow through with numerous and varied responsibilities, and have the ability and experience to make independent decisions regarding the most efficient process to complete requested work .A valid driver's license is required.
Lehigh Valley Assertive Community Treatment (LVACT) is a recovery-focused, multidisciplinary, assertive community treatment program that provides intensive, individual support in overcoming the barriers the recovery of a person with mental illness. Services include psychiatric assessment, medication education and monitoring, treatment for co-occurring disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, psychosocial services. Other educational services include Wellness Management and Recovery (SAMHSA-evidenced based, IMR) and interventions that strengthen the support networks of individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness in both Lehigh and Northampton counties.
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.