Registered Nurse

Job Description

The Registered Nurse will provide professional, quality program services to the clients served by the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team #2. The RN will promote the physical and mental health of clients on the ACT team and work with other members of the treatment team to assist clients to obtain and maintain an optimum quality of life. The RN will provide clinical oversight to staff by monitoring, educating, coaching and instructing clients as needed. The RN will assist by providing treatment, rehabilitation, advocacy and case management services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness and chemical dependency problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide consultation for ACT 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)
• Manage primary 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 ACT team in daily staff meetings and treatment planning
• Take lead role and participate in providing medication administration and medical services
• Develop, maintain and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures including administering, evaluating and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the team psychiatrist; evaluate and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications and side effects and arrange for required lab work according to protocol
• 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 as ordered by
Dr. Baber and/or Healthcare Homes
• Manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
• Collaborate/coordinate with other health providers for continuity of care, especially Affinia Health Clinic
• Work with ACT psychiatrist to coordinate care with ACT team and all existing social service agencies to encourage consistent and ongoing care of client
• Provide on call crisis intervention in coordination with other ACT team members, covering nighttime, weekend and holiday hours
• Maintain St. Patrick Center client tracking system and client files (including treatment plans), documenting client progress to maintain a permanent record within the time frame as outlined by DMH and BJC/administrative agent
• Document notes in MyAvatar within 24 hours of intervention
• Ensure the care model by interacting with all other St. Patrick Center programs
• Responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards

DIRECT REPORTS
None

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• Registered nurse
• Understanding of mental illness, homelessness and substance use
• Knowledge of federal, state and agency policies of client confidentiality
• Current Class E Driver’s license required (Missouri residents only)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• 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 ACT Team #2 Team Leader
• Attend and participate in all appropriate St. Patrick Center meetings

RESOURCES
• Travel expenses
• Off-site trainings
• Partner agencies

BENEFITS
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Paid life insurance
• Long-term disability insurance
• Flexible spending account
• 403b with company match
• Holiday pay
• Paid time off (self-care days, birthday and personal day)
• Paid paternity and maternity leave
• Paid sick days
• Wellness perks
• Employee appreciation days
• Learning and development resources
• And much more!

Type: Full-time

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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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