Registered Nurse - Co-Occurring Enhanced Residential Program

Pittsfield and North Adams, MA

General Description

The Registered Nurse will provide nursing care oversight and support within the Co-Occurring Enhanced Residential Program. With a strong focus on assessments, medication, the monitoring of medication, staff trainings, education and the overall general health of the residents the Registered Nurse will enhance supports and services to both staff and residents.

Essential Job Functions

Direct Care Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate medication services and policies
  • Provide nursing assessments as needed
  • Provide and supervise nursing care/general health care
  • Assess residents  and communicate observations and recommendations to physicians
  • Provide basic and emergency medical care and make appropriate referrals
  • Providetraining onhealth  and medications
  • Work collaboratively with other nurses in residential and psychiatric services
  • Provide training / education to  staff and residents
  • Evaluate and assist residents in activities of daily living (ADL), work, and community activities in group and individual situations while encouraging independence
  • Conduct group activities
  • Intervene effectively in a crisis

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintain clinical records and complete all required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Coordinate medication and medical schedules
  • Serve as a liaison to prescribers, pharmacies and physicians
  • Review medical related incident reports
  • Participate in all required staff meetings, trainings and required supervision

Other Responsibilities

  • Communicate a sense of hopefulness and respect
  • Support and maintain the principles and policies of the agency
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the agency’s mission and community mental health principles
  • Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs
  • Encourage independence
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts

Qualifications

  • Currently licensed as RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Sound knowledge of normal personality growth and development
  • Knowledge and experience in crisis intervention
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of psychotropic medications
  • Experience in case coordination:
    1. Ability to objectively assess clients and advocate for needed treatment
    2. Effectively work with local physicians and their staffs
    3. Oversee implementation of medical recommendations
  • Experience in sharing skills with staff and clients
  • Ability and propensity to work with a diverse population with a range of psychiatric disabilities
  • Ability to interact with clients in a consistent empowering manner
  • Possess and maintain the Healthcare Provider (BLS) level of CPR or obtain within the first 5 months of employment



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