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Psychiatric RN

Company: Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Psychiatric RN - Full time, 40 hours Location: Washington, NJ Salary Range: $75,000.00 To $80,000.00 Annually Hours: Monday-Fri 8am-4pm On call and holiday coverage on a rotating basis As a psychiatric RN working for Bridgeway's PACT program, you will serve people in the community as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, all working together to help adults with mental illness learn the tools to become and remain stable and healthy. PACT: Program of Assertive Community Treatment This position is 70-80 % community based REQUIREMENTS: -- Bachelor---s degree in nursing preferred but associates in nursing accepted -- Valid NJ Registered Nurse license -- One-year of experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness -- Valid driver's license required No more than one moving violation within the past 12 months -- Vehicle required Position Overview: As part of the core services team, the PACT RN provides nursing assessment, direct-support services and primary health care to seriously and persistently mentally ill individuals enrolled in the PACT Program. The PACT RN provides support and education to other team members in nursing/medical treatment and health care. Essential Job Functions -- Participates as a team member in the frequent monitoring and assessment of the mental and physical health status of people served -- Participates with the team in the development of a nursing assessment, comprehensive assessment and an individualized recovery plan, providing knowledge and expertise from the nursing discipline -- Provides the population health component for the team. This includes: prioritizing medical needs of persons served, tracking medical outcomes over time to determine if improvement occurs, facilitate follow-up for medical conditions when medical intervention is required, recommending age and gender appropriate screening for persons served (PSA, mammograms, colonoscopy, etc.) Provides, Teaches and/or Monitors: -- Teaching of skills to support each persons--- individualized recovery journey and community integration -- Coordination of services with other community mental health and non-mental health providers, as well as other medical professionals -- Mental and physical health education, community living skill training and supportive counseling in the home and other natural environments to people served and significant others, often focusing on psychiatric medications, side-effects and physical health care -- Assessment of service recipients stated concerns, mental illness symptoms, and behavior in response to medication and monitors for medication side-effects during the provision of observed self-administration and during ongoing face-to-face contacts -- 24-hour on-call coverage on a rotating schedule, with the ability to respond immediately to individuals by phone or in person -- Referral to a medical doctor for physical examination to be performed in the first 3 months of treatment -- Rapid and flexible response to crisis, including but not limited to: accompanying the person to the local screening center or psychiatric emergency service and remaining with the person during the assessment process -- Education of the individual regarding his/her illness and the effects and side effects of prescribed medications -- Symptom management efforts directed to helping each consumer identify the symptoms and occurrence patterns of his/her mental illness and develop methods to help lessen their effects -- Ability to recognize high risk medical and psychiatric conditions and take appropriate action -- Technical assistance and education to members of the team in the area of psychiatric nursing and physical health -- Metabolic Syndrome screening---Obtains HgbA1c, fasting glucose, Lipid profile, blood pressure -- Administers prescribed medications and injections, draws blood, and prepares laboratory specimens for delivery, if certified to do so -- Administration of medications to enrolled individuals; train other team members regarding medication education, medication delivery observation of self-administration of medication, and medication monitoring; and regularly assess other team members--- competency in this area -- Responsible for accurate record-keeping of all medications administered in the Medication Record -- Adheres to nursing and agency protocols regarding medication administration and storage -- Consults with other service providers and resource people regarding the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation needs of the person served -- Assess individuals--- daily living skills, and teach individuals needed skills in the areas of budgeting, cooking, laundry, cleaning, shopping, personal hygiene, community transportation, self-advocacy and ways to maintain housing -- Use of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and other evidence-based practices which includes use of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions and Teaching Strategies -- Support to assist persons served to find and maintain employment and/or education/training -- Timely documentation and the inclusion of family and/or significant others as permitted by person served -- Support to family and other members of service recipients social network to help them manage the symptoms and related consequences of the service recipient---s illness, reduce the level of family and social stress associated with the illness, and achieve wellness. Will provide education to assist the service recipient and family to relate in a positive and supportive manner Other Skills/Abilities: -- Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate, requiring excellent verbal and written communication skills -- Must be able to speak, read and write English (bi-lingual Spanish speaking preferred) -- Must be willing to learn and competently utilize all current and future computer applications and technology as related to the position to include: operation of agency computers, smart phones, phone systems, email platforms, electronic calendars, electronic training modules, electronic health records and electronic data systems used by the agency Job Type: Full-time Pay: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Keywords: Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Bethlehem , Psychiatric RN, Healthcare , Washington, Pennsylvania

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