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Registered Nurse in Brooklyn at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

OVERVIEW: As a member of the ACT team, the RN is responsible for providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation and support services within the scope of the nursing practice for the clients receiving services from ACT.  S/he is responsible for conducting initial assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians as needed, and providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the prescriptions/orders of psychiatrist and PNP. The RN generally reports to the Clinical Director, however, in all matters of medication s/he is supervised by the psychiatrist and, again, administers medication in line with the psychiatrist’s and/or PNP’s orders.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Carry a caseload and complete initial assessment visits in the community and/or shelter.
  • Conduct weekly visits thereafter for clients currently residing in homeless shelters and assigned to the ACT program.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner consistent with JB policy and procedure and OMH.
  • Attend daily team meetings and weekly one-on-one supervision.
  • Attend mandatory ACT trainings and Jewish Board MKSEI 13 Module course training.
  • When needed/requested, lead team training on topics that are relevant to the client population being served and topics that will improve service to participants.
  • Develop a treatment care plan based on clients’ needs.  Ensure that any necessary follow-up will occur and any necessary or prescribed care is administered.
  • In line with doctor’s orders, administer prescribed and/or routine medical treatments and evaluate for potential side effects or adverse reactions.  Ensure that all internal policies regarding such administration are adhered to.
  • Make referrals and schedule appointments and accompany the client when required.
  • Facilitate groups as needed addressing topics such as Wellness Self-Management, Relapse Prevention, Integrated Tx for Substance Abuse, Medication Management, etc…
  • Function as a liaison between external medical health care providers, shelters, other community organizations and the ACT team with regards to the client’s medical needs.
  • Responsible for health education and communicating information regarding good health practices to the clients under RN's care.
  • Respond to medical emergencies of ACT clients immediately.  Perform triage 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 documentation as required by internal practice and external regulatory bodies.
  • Monitor lab results for any indications of change; communicate such change(s) to the psychiatrist and PNP.
  • Provide advocacy for hospitalized clients.
  • Provide after-hours emergency coverage via cell phone on rotating basis.

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.