Position Summary: The Registered Nurse/Service Coordinator is an integral part of the non-fidelity Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, who provides flexible, community based services designed to promote stability, recovery and community integration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and abuse substances.
Responsibilities are implemented within the framework of agency policy, professional ethics, legal scope of practice and regulatory guidelines.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with ACT team members to coordinate client health services.
• Perform Health Assessments.
• Maintain a schedule for client prescriptions.
• Update Medication Administration Records and in Credible electronic record.
• Monitor client vital signs, glucose, side effects of medications, etc. and report findings as required.
• Provide continuous client education re: mental illness, medication, and health issues.
• Work with team and client in developing/following the optimal treatment/service plan.
• Collaborate with psychiatrists and other staff nurses in developing/delivering health, nutrition & fitness initiatives.
• Engage identified clients in medical services, on-site and in the community.
• Provide health related in-service training and education for staff.
• Serve as a health care resource to clients, families, staff and significant others.
• Participate in facilitating crisis interventions, referrals and hospitalizations as appropriate.
• Communicate with community medical and hospital staff re: optimal treatment/discharge.
• Document all services provided in compliance with regulations.
• Participate in on-call rotation.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Community and office environment. Constant interaction with agency clientele. Possible exposure to blood and other biological elements. Walking, standing and use of extremities is required.
Essential Education, Experience and Skills:
• Licensed as Registered Nurse by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. BSN required.
• At least one year of experience/training in community based services.
• At least one year of experience working with persons with co-occurring disorders.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills.
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion and sensitivity in working with persons with disabilities.
• Ability to work with diverse populations including clients and staff in critical and emergency situations.
• Sensitive to cultural, economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences
• Experience dedicated to working with individuals with substance abuse/addiction is a plus.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 19141
Pathways to Housing PA
Apr 8th, 2021