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Registered Nurse - Riveredge in Manhattan at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/3/2018

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Job Description


The Anchor CR program is a 3-floor, 54-bed NYS OMH Licensed Community Residence located on Ward's Island. The target population is MICA adults (18+, men and women) who are coming from extended stays in long-term treatment programs in hospitals. The goal of Anchor CR is to help the residents learn those skills necessary to live in an independent setting, remain psychiatrically stable, and be re-integrated back to the community.  The Anchor CR provides 24-hour on-site supervision by qualified staff, with supervisory staff available on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 


A registered nurse (RN) assigned to a facility is responsible for the complete nursing care and the performing of all routine medical procedures within the scope of the nursing practice for the clients under his/her charge.  The RN generally reports to the Nursing Supervisor, however, in all matters of medication is supervised by the attending physician or administers the medication in line with an external physician’s orders.

This is a Monday - Friday position working daytime business hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Perform nursing assessment on each client upon the client’s entry into the program and (at minimum) annually thereafter.  The purpose of the assessment is to determine the clients' general health condition, identify any risk factors which may exist, and provide care for any presenting or out-standing medical issues.  At the conclusion of such an assessment, the RN may refer the client to a physician for further follow-up treatment, if required.
  • Develop a treatment care plan based on clients’ needs.  Ensure that any necessary follow-up will occur and any necessary or prescribed care need is administered.
  • In line with doctor’s orders, administer prescribed and/or routine medical treatments.  Ensure that all internal policies regarding such administration are adhered to.
  • Schedule clinic appointments and accompany the client when required.
  • Function as the liaison between external medical health care providers, schools, other community organizations and the facility with regards to the client’s medical needs.
  • Responsible for health education and communicating information regarding good health practices to the client’s under RN's care.
  • May run medication groups.
  • Respond to medical emergencies immediately upon notification.  Perform whatever triage is necessary to stabilize the client and provide access to all necessary medical treatment.  Follow up to ensure complete recovery.
  • Perform all necessary charting and other patient documentation as required by internal practice and external regulatory bodies.
  • Perform comprehensive examination of any resident involved in a restraint.
  • Monitor lab results for any indications of change; communicate such change(s) to the physician.
  • Provide advocacy for hospitalized clients.

Job Requirements

RN or BA in nursing and New York State registration is required.  Experience in a residential setting or in the mental health field strongly preferred.