The ACT Team Registered Nurse functions as an integral part of the Assertive Community Treatment Team to provide intensive, recovery-based treatment for the highest risk consumers of mental health resources. The ACT Team Registered Nurse manages the medication system; documents medication treatment; communicates and coordinates with medical providers; engages in health promotion, education, and provider training to other team members; and assists consumers with understanding medications prescribed and the importance of taking medication.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Work collaboratively as part of the ACT Team in order to provide comprehensive care that meets the individual needs of each client enrolled in ACT;
- Assess client health daily and respond appropriately to any noted concerns (i.e. medication side effects, withdrawal symptoms, general health changes, etc.)
- Monitor client use of medications, changes in medications, and assess for efficacy, safety, and/or side effects of medications;
- Collaborate with all providers involved with client’s health care and provide feedback to providers as needed;
- Link client to appropriate healthcare providers or specialists and follow-up with all referrals and recommendations;
- Provide health and wellness education to the client, the client’s supports, and other ACT Team staff members;
- Participate in the formal training and development process with administrative staff and consultants as well as ongoing professional development and continuing education;
- Attend daily team meetings, individual supervision, and group supervision as scheduled;
- Initiate and maintain relationships with community resources, outside human service agencies, and other stakeholders as needed;
- Commit to ensuring fidelity to the ACT model and ongoing quality improvement efforts;
- Complete all required documentation accurately and on time;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, understanding, and experience providing mental health and substance use treatment, including experience conducting mental health evaluations, familiarity with psychiatric medications, and awareness of medication assisted treatment (MAT) practices;
- Ability to respond to client needs using a trauma-informed, recovery-oriented approach;
- Comfortable working with clients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health disorders in a variety of office, home, and community-based settings;
- Ability to function as an integral part of the collective treatment team;
- Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations, laws and standards with regard to behavioral health treatment services;
- Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with clients, family members, colleagues, and professional contacts;
- Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet the Agency’s performance, quality assurance and productivity standards;
- Commitment to maintain the fidelity and integrity of ACT throughout all phases of development, implementation, and practice.
Required Education & Experience
- Registered Nurse, licensed to practice without limitations in Pennsylvania
- Experience working in a behavioral health setting preferred
- Local travel within the service delivery area is required as many ACT services are provided in community-based settings;
- Travel to trainings as required.
Please fill out the following application and e-mail it to HR@guidancecenter.net as part of your application: TGC Application.