Registered Nurse or LPN for Hospital to Housing Program

Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION. To provide professional, quality program services to the clients served by the Hospital to Housing (H2H) team. Promote the physical and mental health of clients on the H2H team. Work with other members of the team to assist clients to obtain and maintain an optimum quality of life. Monitor, educate, coach and instruct clients as needed in their area of medical field. Providing treatment, rehabilitation, intervention, advocacy and case management services in the client home with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use.

Responsibilities:
• Provide consultation for H2H team regarding psychiatric symptoms, co-occurring medical conditions, and appropriate psychiatric interventions
• Conduct comprehensive, ongoing assessment of program clients’ physical health and medical history (Nursing Assessment)
• Assist case managers with their case load by completing treatment plans, DLA-20’s, and crisis plans in order to help with graduating clients to less intense level of care.
• Provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual basis in the office and in community settings, making appropriate changes in treatment plan as indicated
• Refer clients for appropriate specialists or primary care physicians as indicated to promote recovery and overall health
• Collaborate with other members of the H2H team in daily staff meetings and treatment planning
• Take the lead role and participate in providing medication administration and medical services
• Manage the system of getting medication to clients and integrating medication administration tightly into client ITP
• Administer IM medications to clients and complete required lab work
• Follow medication policies and procedures including medication storage, administration and documentation
• Manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
• Collaborate/coordinate with other health providers for continuity of care
• Maintain St. Patrick Center client tracking system and client files (including treatment plans), documenting client progress to maintain a permanent record within the timeframe as outlined by St. Patrick Center
• Ensure the care model by interacting with all other St. Patrick Center programs
• Be responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards

Direct Reports:
• None

Knowledge & Experience
• Nurse (LPN or RN)
• Understanding of mental illness, homelessness and substance use
• Knowledge of federal, state and agency policies of client confidentiality
• Must possess current Class E Driver’s license (Missouri residents only)

Skills and Attitudes
• Good communication skills
• Values diversity and team work
• Demonstrates ability to learn and adapt
• Respect for clients and staff
• Collaborative

Relationships Required
• Report and work with Manager of Hospital to Housing (H2H) – (Assistant Team Leader – ACT)
• Attend and participate in all appropriate St. Patrick Center meetings

Resources
• Travel expenses
• Off-site trainings

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About
St. Patrick Center

At St. Patrick Center, we’re one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We take an action-based approach to service and offer nationally recognized programs that assist more than 8,000 people each year. Our mission, at its core, is to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in dignified, cost-effective and permanent ways. This approach transforms our clients as well as our entire community. For more information about our organization, please visit www.stpatrickcenter.org.

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