Full Time
Bradford, PA, McKean County
Posted 4 months ago

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.

Required Skills

  • 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

Travel

  • 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.

Job Features

Job Category

Direct Service, Recovery & Support

Salary

From $44,000 per year

Apply Online