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Registered Nurse - Integrated Health Home **Sign-On Bonus Available

The Providence Center - Behavioral Health Job ID: 5705

Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
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Job Description
Coordinate services for consumers to minimize stressors and to facilitate the reduction of psychiatric and substance abuse disorder symptoms.  Encourage consumers to attain the highest possible levels of independence through providing outpatient psychotherapy either at The Center or in the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Perform psychiatric nursing in accordance with appropriate medical protocol.
-Provide accurate and timely information about medications and their side effects to the client and relevant others.
-Use medication maintenance strategies, determining that the doctor’s orders have been accurately transcribed, implementing appropriately the prescribed medical regimen, monitoring lab results to validate medication compliance and assessing any aspect of the consumer’s treatment regimen that endangers the level of wellness, communicating questionable aspects of consumer care to appropriate persons.
-Use physical assessment skills to determine related nursing interventions, including when medication exacerbates medical conditions and recognition of basic medical problems.
-Inform and educate consumers about mental illness, medication, coping skills, their rights as clients, services, community resources, self-help and the consumer movement.

Utilize best practices of intervention and support strategies.
-Teaches both simple and complex skills, including physical, social, cognitive emotional, and other relevant skills.
-Incorporate consumer choice in treatment.
-Make period reassessments and if warranted, change treatment plans.
-Demonstrate appropriate use of range of crisis prevention and intervention strategies, including crisis prevention and intervention, risk assessment, hospital alternative, hospitalization, and assessment of self care, performing calmly and professionally during crisis or emergency situations.
-Coordinate activities regarding consumer hospitalization, serving as liaison with the hospital regarding admission, case review, and discharge.
-Comply with written clinical procedures and professional standards.
-Address the unique needs of individuals and co-occurring disorders (e.g., substance abuse, developmental and/or physical disabilities, personality disorders, trauma, brain injury, etc.) that consumers have.
-Keep current about new developments in psychotropic medication and other biological interventions.

Make assessments and provide appropriate crisis interventions and risk management as needed.
-Treat consumers with respect.
-Assess consumers' unmet needs (psychological, physical, housing, psychiatric).
-Identify, assess and respond to crisis situations.
-Use a flexible approach with a diverse population.
-Perform in a calm and professional manner during crises or emergency situations.

Teach consumers adult daily living skills.
-Teach, supervise and assist consumers with doing household chores (morning and evening, laundry, room cleaning, etc.) using realistic situations.
-Use a step-by-step process when teaching skills.
-Use positive reinforcement and encouragement.
-Integrate skills training in all aspects of Rehab. plan.
-Complete chores if consumers' skill level warrants or when consumer refuses.
-Maintain a clean, healthy and safe environment at all times.
-Perform household duties as needed.
-Use a flexible approach with a diverse population.
-Assist consumers with budgeting and money management.
-Help form a nutritional plan and assist consumers with food shopping.

Initiate treatment and advocate for consumer within network of care.
-Schedule appointments for consumers within The Center and with outside agencies.
-Assist consumers with benefits acquisition (social security supplemental insurance (SSI), food stamps, advocates office, medical doctor).
-Complete required interagency and other necessary paperwork.
-Identify, obtain, and maintain housing and necessary household goods and furnishings.

Negotiate on behalf of the consumer, as needed, with landlords, courts, families, the treatment team, and consumers themselves.
-Negotiate with reasonable goals.
-Clarify the issues to be negotiated.
-Follow through with the agreement reached.
-Remain flexible and consider alternatives.
-Advocate for consumer.
-Attend court and mental health reviews.

Transport consumers in own vehicle or Center van to planned activities and appointments.
-Drive carefully and abide by traffic rules.
-Ensure that seat belts are worn by all traveling in Center or employee owned vehicles.

Complete recordkeeping in accordance with Health Information Services (HIS) and other Center requirements within required time frames and abide by Center confidentiality policy.
-Complete daily activity logs.
-Complete progress notes with appropriate format.
-Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.
-Complete a clear, specific, behaviorally oriented treatment plan as required, with consumer signature.
-Monitor confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.
-Complete required reports and evaluations (MHPRR checklist, Psyco-social form).
-Follow required office procedures in a cooperative manner.
-Initiate and process incident reports as per Center guidelines.
-Adhere to Infection Control protocols.

Maintain cooperative relationships with other employees, consumers and the public.
-Communicate effectively with staff, representatives of other agencies and the public.
-Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff.
-Deal with co-workers regarding problems in a constructive manner.
-Accept and use direction and supervision.
-Benefit from constructive criticism.

Attend trainings and conferences.
-Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational programs attended.
-Attend mandatory inservice trainings and other trainings required.

-Serve on appropriate Center committees.
Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a Rhode Island license as well as relevant experience with substance abuse and serious mental illness.
Bilingual Spanish preferred. Must have valid driver's license and insured auto.
Application Method
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