Registered Nurse, RN, RN Case Manager - Assertive Community Treatment
Company: Family & Childrens Services, Inc.
Posted on: May 15, 2022
- Sign on bonus $5000
- Premium Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits with Zero Cost
- Retirement Savings Program with 6% Employer Match
- Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability Benefits
- Employee Assistance Programs
- 25 Paid Days Off 1st year!
POPULATION SERVED: ACT Teams provide intensive, community-based
services to individuals with severe mental illness. Individuals
served by ACT Teams often have complex mental health needs,
including acute psychosis, histories of complex trauma, and
co-occurring substance use disorders. As such, these individuals
experience very high behavioral health and physical health risks,
which have not been successfully addressed by traditional forms of
outpatient treatment. The primary function of ACT Teams is to help
reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations, by
providing individuals the resources essential to thrive and
maintain independence in their natural environment.POSITION
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain a strong working knowledge of the core ACT principles
and ensure clinical practices reflect a high standard of model
- Attend and participate in daily organizational meetings and
weekly treatment team meetings with multi-disciplinary team,
utilizing a team approach in working with ACT clients.
- Provide routine medication delivery and support to clients in
community, including long acting injectable anti-psychotics.
Records of injectable medications are maintained and routinely
monitored by the nursing team.
- Provide medical support to ACT psychiatrist, through lab
monitoring. When appropriate and within scope of practice, lab
samples are collected in the community for processing. When lab
samples cannot be collected in the community, nursing staff will
assist in transporting clients to a physical lab for
- Monitor clients for signs and symptoms of acute illness and
long-term chronic disease. Includes routine assessment of vital
signs and key health metrics, which will be collected and entered
into FCS electronic health record.
- Utilize data driven resources to provide feedback to the
interdisciplinary team and offer clinical recommendations as
appropriate. Includes monitoring of Health Information Exchanges,
internal reports, and external health records.
- Promote healthy lifestyles, including general wellness
education and information specific to chronic medical conditions.
Assist clients with preventive screenings, to help with early
detection of more severe disease states and when indicated connect
with appropriate treatment providers.
- Have good working knowledge of community resources for basic
needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. Refer and link ACT
clients as needed.
- Provide clients with psychosocial rehabilitation services to
help support successful functioning in the community, including the
areas of ADL's, recreation, education, employment, and family
- Assist interdisciplinary team with the completion of ACT
initial comprehensive assessments and ongoing clinical assessments
- Provide assessment for high-risk clients and when appropriate
follow agency-established protocols for ensuring client
- Be available to respond to crises in the community, utilizing
agency protocols for crisis diversion. May include completion of
Third Party Affidavits and coordination with law enforcement to
ensure client safety.
- Be available to work non-traditional hours, which may include
evenings, weekends, Holidays, and on-call overnight (varies by
- Utilize agency issued cell phone during work hours for ACT
work. Staff are expected to be responsive to cell calls and agency
approved electronic communication, when scheduled to work. This may
include overnight for on-call shifts (varies by team).
- Have reliable transportation and be willing to utilize personal
vehicle for community-based work, which may include transporting
clients when appropriate.
- Demonstrate comfort and flexibility while working with clients
in difficult life circumstances, which may include individuals, who
are homeless or living in substandard conditions.
- Coordinate with community partners to ensure continuity of care
and advocate for client needs. Example of community partners
include: housing providers, inpatient hospital staff, shelter
staff, and law enforcement.
- Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each
person with a severe and persistent mental illness. Skills to
establish supportive, trusting relationships and respect for client
preferences in treatment are essential.QUALIFICATIONS: Psychiatric
Nurses in ACT Programs must licensed as a Registered Nurse and
should have at least one year of work experience in an inpatient or
outpatient psychiatric setting. Strong candidates with a passion
for helping individuals with severe mental illness will also be
considered. In addition to RN license, candidates may be required
to attend case management training within first 60 days of
employment. Must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory
driving record; use of personal automobile will be required for
travel to locations outside of primary office.DRUG FREE WORK PLACE:
This job is classified as a "safety-sensitive" position as defined
by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act.
Possession of a medical marijuana license will not exclude any
applicant; however, all employees are subject to the Family &
Children's Services Drug Free Workplace Policy.ExperiencePreferred
- 1 - 2 years: Applicants will have previous background working
in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric facilities, home
health, or similar settings. Strong candidates with a passion for
helping individuals with severe mental illness will also be
- Associates or better in NursingLicenses &
- Registered NurseBehaviorsRequired
- Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
- Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and
- Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
- Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability
to set your own schedule and goalsEqual Opportunity
Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe
contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another
employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the
compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part
of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other
employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have
access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in
response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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